* Indicates the inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete all components (01, 02, 03 and 04/05) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Geography.
There are two topics:
Students develop a picture of how the world around them is shaped by humans, starting from the local and moving out to regional, national and international scales. There are two topics:
Through case studies students will build up a picture of how the world around them is shaped, the complexities associated within this and the resulting issues for people.
Students study two of the following five topics in-depth, gaining an understanding of the issues and reflecting critically on them. The topics are:
Students carry out an independent investigation into an area of particular interest to them, related to any aspect of the specification. They produce a written report of around 3000 to 4000 words. Through their investigation students develop the following valuable transferable skills:
Geographical and fieldwork skills are integrated into all aspects of the subject, helping students to ‘think geographically’.
* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete both components (01 and 02) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Geography.
Students develop their understanding of core concepts and processes in physical and human geography through the study of two topics:
Through these topics geographical and fieldwork skills can be embedded and therefore students develop a range of practical skills which can be utilised during their assessment.
Students will gain a deep understanding of their one chosen topic, exploring the interactions between people and the environment. The topics are:
Teaching and learning should embed and contextualise the listed geographical skills into the content.