Geography

Specifications in geography encourage learners to be inspired, motivated and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. They should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

The aims are for learners to:

 

 

  • actively engage in the process of geography to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world
  • develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from local to global
  • appreciate the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, its environments, societies and cultures
  • understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues
  • develop their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive
  • develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork and other out of classroom learning
  • use geographical skills, appropriate technologies, enquiry and analysis.

GCSE Geography: Syllabus OCR B.

1.1 Overview of GCSE Geography
Unit B561
Sustainable Decision Making Exercise
Written paper
1 hour 30 mins 40 marks 25% of the qualification
Question Paper:
separate resource booklet, candidates answer all questions
Unit B562
Geographical Enquiry
Controlled assessment
60 marks 25% of the qualification
One task:
Fieldwork Focus
Unit B563
Key Geographical Themes
Written paper
1 hour 45 mins 99 marks 50% of the qualification
Question Paper:
3 sections, separate resource booklet, candidates answer all questions
A Level Geography: Syllabus AQA. AS + A2 = A Level Glance
Unit 1 – GEOG1 Physical and Human Geography
70% of AS, 35% of A Level
2 hour written examination
120 marks
Structured short and extended questions
Available June only
Unit 2 – GEOG2 Geographical Skills
30% of AS, 15% of A Level
1 hour written examination
50 marks
Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions
Available June only
Unit 3 – GEOG3 Contemporary Geographical Issues
30% of A Level
2 hour 30 minutes written examination
90 marks
Structured short and extended questions, plus an essay
Available June only
Unit 4 –  GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation
20% of A Level
1 hour 30 minutes written examination
60 marks
GEO4A – structured short and extended questions based on candidates’ fieldwork
investigation and fieldwork skills.