Our geography syllabus aims to stimulate pupils’ curiosity of the world while developing their knowledge of places, people, societies and environments. It also introduces concepts of sustainable development and skills specific to geography such as field work and map work.
Geography for CE at 13+
Candidates taking CE geography at 13+ will have two assessments: coursework in the form of a Fieldwork enquiry and a written paper. The flexibility of the specification means that a programme of study leading to the exam may be spread over several years. When tailoring courses, teachers might find it helpful to know that the topic areas which are considered largely within the reach of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have been italicised in the geography specification (see pages 10-15).
Geography for CASE at 13+
The CASE assessment is designed to challenge the most able students at 13+. Candidates taking the CASE geography assessment will sit one paper, divided into two sections, as well as submitting a Fieldwork enquiry as coursework.
See the geography specification below for more details.
Geography CE/CASE specification (for final examinations in June 2022)
New Geography CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
Geography CE at 13+ specimen papers
Geography guidance for summer CE/CASE 2022
CPD: Geography CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)
Geography CE/CASE fieldwork enquiry assessment form
Geography CE/CASE fieldwork enquiry template
Our Continuing Professional Development programme is a valuable resource for schools and teachers, with experienced subject experts providing friendly, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CE 11+, 13+ and CASE through regular, interactive webinars. Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.
In this session on the new ISEB geography specification, subject specialist Nicholas Meek will explore the impact of geography across the whole curriculum, through topics that emerge through the teaching of CE 13+. Geography is a wonderful way to explore and encourage discussions around EDI, integrating the study of a wide range of cultures and experiences. He will also explore how issues such as sustainability and climate change might begin as topics in the geography classroom, but can have wider school impact and become the topic of enquiry-based learning too. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our expert any questions you may have about the new geography specification.
English expert Simon Lewis delivered a CPD session on the new CE Geography specification in 2021 - watch his presentation to find out more about the new specification.
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