* Indicates the inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Geography A (Geographical Themes).
Students investigate the dynamic and diverse geography of the UK, exploring the distinctive physical and human environments, the processes which drive them and the challenges they create.
There are three topics:
This component explores the complexities of the planet and its interconnections. Students examine the changing, dynamic nature of physical and human environments, the role of decision-makers and the sustainable nature and management of these environments.
Geographical skills are integrated into all aspects of the subject. Learning these skills in the context of components 01 and 02 stimulates students to ‘think geographically’ and apply the skills in a range of contexts.
Synoptic assessment is the students’ understanding of the connections between different elements of the subject, this will include material from either or both of the first two components.
Fieldwork skills include understanding and applying specific geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to real-world physical and human geographical contexts.