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 Common Entrance at 13+
Candidates taking Common Entrance 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 Common Academic Scholarship at 13+
The Common Academic Scholarship Examination is designed to challenge the most able students at 13+. Candidates taking the CASE geography exam 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.
New Geography CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
Geography CE at 13+ specimen papers
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.
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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Registration for CE 13+ is closed. Contact ISEB about late entries or changes. CASE registration is still open.
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