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Getting to grips with OCR Geography
qualifications
Subject Specialists:
Abi Carter
Mark Smith
Shelley Monk
OCR Geography Vision
Engaging and
topical
Genuine choice
of exciting
qualifications
Independent
learners
Critical
thinkers
KS3
Team
Confident in
players
the use of
practical skills
KS4
Comprehensive
package of
quality support
materials
Decision
makers
KS5
Clear route of progression
Developed by teachers for teachers
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Teacher consultation
Student consultation
Dynamic developers
Consultation with the geography community
including Employers, Subject Associations and
Higher Education
• Cambridge Assessment research
GCSE (9-1) Geography A
(Geographical Themes)
Fieldwork and Skills
Living in the UK Today
The World Around Us
Landscapes of the UK
People of the UK
UK Environmental Challenges
Ecosystems of the Planet
People of the Planet
Environmental threats to our Planet
Scale
Thematic study, with simple content layout – Key Ideas, Content, Scale
Assessment Overview
Living in the UK Today (01)
30%
60 Marks
1 hour 15 minutes written paper
of total
3 SPaG marks
GCSE
The World Around Us (02)
30%
60 Marks
1 hour 15 minutes written paper
of total
3 SPaG marks
Geographical Skills (03)
GCSE
40%
80 Marks
1 hour 30 minutes written paper
of total
3 SPaG marks
GCSE
GCSE (9-1)
Geography A
(Geographical
Themes)
Living in the UK Today (01)
Landscapes of the UK
o Two distinctive landscapes in the
UK (river & one other)
People of the UK
o Uneven development in the UK
o Ways of life in a UK city
UK environmental challenges
o UK climate and flood event
o Energy in the UK
The World Around Us (02)
Ecosystems of the Planet
o Ecosystems (focus on Tropical
Rainforests and Coral Reefs)
People of the Planet
o Uneven development
o Ways of life in an LIDC or EDC city
Environmental threats to our Planet
o Climate change
o Extreme weather conditions
(focus on Drought)
Geographical skills (03)
Synoptic assessment of topics linked to
components Living in the UK today (01)
and The World Around Us (02)
Geographical Skills
Fieldwork Assessment
10
case
studies
GCSE (9-1) Geography B
(Geography for Enquiring Minds)
Enquiry questions,
Sub-questions,
content
Enquiry focused study
Geographical
Exploration
Links, connections and
relationships
Our
Natural World
Fieldwork
Scale
and
Skills
UK content
spread
throughout
People
and Society
Fieldwork
Assessment Overview
Our Natural World (01)
70 Marks
1 hour 15 minutes written paper
35%
of total
GCSE
3 SPaG marks
People and Society (02)
70 Marks
1 hour 15 minutes written paper
35%
of total
GCSE
3 SPaG marks
Geographical Exploration (03)
60 Marks
1 hour 30 minutes written paper 3 SPaG marks
30%
of total
GCSE
GCSE (9-1)
Geography B
(Geography
for Enquiring
Minds)
Our Natural World (01)
Global Hazards
o Weather and tectonic hazards
Changing Climate
o Past climate changes
o 21st Century impacts worldwide and
on the UK
Distinctive Landscapes
o Coasts and one other (both must be
UK landscapes)
Sustaining Ecosystems
o Tropical rainforests and polar
environments
Fieldwork and Geographical Skills
People and Society (02)
Urban Futures
o Urbanisation
o Ways of life in an AC city and an
LIDC or EDC city
Dynamic Development
o Uneven Development
UK in the 21st Century
o Population and economic changes
o Political and cultural influence
Resource Reliance
o Food security
Fieldwork and Geographical Skills
Geographical Exploration (03)
Synoptic assessment of topics linked to
components Our Natural World (01) and
People and Society (02)
Geographical Skills
Decision Making Exercise
10
case
studies
Geography A
Fieldwork
assessed as
part of
component (03)
Examined fieldwork in
GCSE Geography
The world as your laboratory
Includes assessment of students’ own fieldwork experience
Six components to the enquiry process, at least two tested each year
15% of the total assessment weighting
(5% skills and 10% application)
Simple form to provide evidence that
fieldwork has taken place
Geography B
Fieldwork assessed
within components
(01) and (02)
A Level Geography
Human Interactions
Component
Physical Systems
Weighting
Time
Marks
Key areas of
Content
25%
1 hour 45 minutes
75
 Landscape
Systems
25%
1 hour 45 minutes
75
 Changing Spaces;
Making Places,
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Question
styles
Earth’s Life
Support Systems
Skills/In content
optionality
Short answer,
extended response,
essay questions
Global Connections
Geographical Debates

30%
2 hours 30 minutes
90
Climate Change

Disease Dilemmas

Exploring Oceans

Future of Food

Hazardous Earth
Skills/In content
Choose any 2 of 5
optionality
Short answer, extended Extended response, essay
response, essay
questions
questions
Investigative
Geography
20%
35 hours
60
From any unit
Project
What are my choices?
Landscape Systems
Global systems
Geographical Debates
International trade
Coastal landscapes
OR
OR
Global Population Migration
Glacial landscapes
OR
Climate Change
Disease Dilemmas
AND
Dryland landscapes
Exploring Oceans
Global Governance
Human rights
Future of Food
OR
Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity
Hazardous Earth
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Factors affecting landscapes
Landform development
Influence of climate change
Impact of human activity
• Importance of water and
carbon to life on earth
• Case studies of Tropical
Rainforest and Arctic Tundra
• Change over time
• Links and interdependence
between the cycles
LANDSCAPE
SYSTEMS
CHANGING
SPACES;
MAKING
PLACES
EARTH’S LIFE
SUPPORT
SYSTEMS
GLOBAL
CONNECTIONS
• Two contrasting places at a
local scale
• How place is understood and
represented
• Economic change and social
inequality, with players
involved
• Place making processes in
creating places
• An increasingly
interconnected world with
patterns, unequal flows,
challenges and geopolitics
• International trade or global
population migration
• Human rights or sovereignty
and territorial integrity
Investigative Geography (NEA)
• 20% of A Level assessment weighting
• Total of 60 marks
• Independent investigation linked to any area
of the specification
• Recommended word limit 4,000
• Primary and secondary data collection
AS Geography
Component
Weighting
Time
Marks
Key areas of
Content
Question
styles
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
Landscape and Place
Geographical Debates
60%
40%
2 hours
90
Landscape Systems
Changing Spaces; Making
Places

1 hour 30 minutes
60
Climate Change

Disease Dilemmas

Exploring Oceans

Geographical skills

Future of Food

Fieldwork questions

Hazardous Earth
In content optionality
Short answer, extended response,
essay questions
Optionality: choose any 1 of 5
Short answer, extended response,
essay questions
How are we supporting you?
[email protected]
Mark Smith
Abi Carter
@OCR_Geography
School visits
Geography Journey
Teaching and
learning resources
Shelley Monk
In summary
• New qualifications developed by teachers for teachers,
with learners at the centre
• Clear, explicit content allowing for flexible delivery
• Fewer case studies, clearly outlined and contemporary
• Wide range of CPD opportunities
• Teaching and learning materials available and in
development
• Subject Specialists to support you and your schools
• Collaboration and partnership with Hodder
Please send your feedback or any queries to our team of
Geography Subject Specialists:
[email protected]
Follow us on twitter:
@OCR_Geography