The Curriculum

globeExam Board OCR Syllabus B

With GEOGRAPHY you can get SO many jobs …
Land management, town planning, business manager, conservation, social worker, teacher, journalist, lawyer, tourist industry, the environment agency, charity worker, travel expert, architect, explorer, armed forces, accountant ........ and much, MUCH MORE.

What will you study at GCSE?
You will cover four UNITS

  • Rivers and Coasts – looking at FLOODS, collapsing coast lines, what has caused them and HOW to reduce them.
  • Natural Hazards – EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, HURRICANES AND DROUGHTS – all of the threats to human life around the world.
  • Population and Settlement – WHERE people LIVE, WHY they are moving around – due to war and work.
  • Economic Development – Why is China doing so well, how can countries develop and why are some places being left behind?

How will you do this GCSE?

  • Coursework (worth 25%) Students produce a 2000 word study, based on three days in Wales collecting coastal data.
  • SDME Exam (worth 25% in May of Year 11) you will be making a decision about ONE of these units. 1 hour 30 mins based on a booklet of resources and a decision making exercise.
  • Final Exam (worth 50% in May of Year 11) this focuses on three units and will be based on the knowledge and the example you have learned. 1 hour 45 mins, worth 99 marks (including 9 Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar marks).

Geography gives you important SKILLS
Team work; Managing resources; Presentation; Seeing cause, effect and solutions; Practical work; Problem solving; Explanations; Decision Making; Planning; News awareness

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