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We are pleased to announce that our new AS/A Level GCE Geology qualification is accredited for first teaching in 2017.
Our geology specification is designed to inspire your students. The course will develop their interest in and enthusiasm for earth science, provide a dynamic contemporary and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the dynamic Earth, and prepare students for further study and careers in the physical sciences.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for these qualifications (H014, H414).
Inspiring a love of geology for lifelong learning – we have retained the most popular topics and developed real-life geology contexts relevant to a student’s own learning of the subject.
Accessible to all students – assuming no previous experience our AS and A Level Geology develops concepts and ideas from the new science GCSEs in the context of Earth science.
Clear and straightforward course structure – content is laid out clearly in a series of teaching modules with additional guidance added where required to clarify assessment requirements.
AS Level course content-led approach and flexible teaching – redesigned to give students a toolkit of geological skills which are developed in familiar content-led course. The AS Level is now a standalone qualification, and the content remains co-teachable with the A Level qualification.
A Level only course relevant and contemporary – in evolving the new specifications, we’ve liaised with teachers and students; ideas are introduced within relevant and contemporary settings that help students to anchor their conceptual knowledge of the range of geological topics required at A Level.
Hands-on geology and fieldwork – clearly identifies practical endorsement requirements and how these can be integrated into teaching of content. The course has been designed to strengthen the application of geological, scientific and fieldwork skills to delve more deeply into content.
Support and guidance – The Geology Subject Specialist is a member of the OCR Science team, we have a love of our subjects that we want to instil into a new generation. Extensive support to include transition guides, delivery guides, lesson elements and assessment preparation.
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Accredited specification for the new A Level GCE Geology qualification.
Accredited specification for the new AS Level GCE Geology qualification.
Aimed at students and parents, this factsheet outlines some of the key benefits of studying OCR's Geology qualification.
This resource focuses on the transition from KS4 science to KS5 geology.
This activity should be used with the KS4 science - KS5 geology transition guide.
This document gives teachers additional background information for the KS4 science - KS5 geology transition guide.
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
Written by experienced Geology authors and teachers, this comprehensive and highly illustrated new student book supports the new A and AS Level Geology specifications and provides a thorough explanation of the geological knowledge required for study of the subject at this level.
Publication date: 30 June 2017