Following a review, we have made minor amendments to our AS and A Level Geology specifications and have updated the mathematical skills handbook. These documents have been updated to add clarity and support and also to bring them into line with our other Science qualifications. The amended versions of the specifications can be found on the qualification pages.
The Geology specifications have been updated to include information about which formulae students need to be able to recall and which will be provided, where needed, in exams. This information can now be found in appendix 5e – Mathematical skills requirements. The guidance was previously provided in the mathematical skills handbook.
We have also reviewed the list of formulae. Please note – no new formulae have been added. However, students of A Level Geology are no longer required to recall the formulae for the surface area and volume of spheres. These formulae will be provided where needed.
The same changes have been made to the Geology mathematical skills handbook.
We hope you find these clarifications and additional support resources helpful. If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 01223 553998 or email scienceGCE@ocr.org.uk.