To create an exciting, challenging, safe and thought provoking learning environment which develops core skills, fosters achievement, promotes global citizenship and helps prepare students for future global challenges.
To achieve this vision, the KS3 and KS4 geography curriculum aims to;
Spiritual: Students reflect on their beliefs and values about issues such as the
natural environment, fair trade and world poverty
Moral: Decision making activities based on real life events and issues
Social: Promote pair and team work, respect and positive behavior
Cultural: Study real people in real places such as Tanzania and Ecuador
Year 7 curriculum
Year 8 curriculum
Why do volcanoes both harass and help people?
How can we limit the impacts of earthquakes?
Students study OCR GCSE Geography.
OCR GCSE Geography consists of three sections:
For the Geographical Themes section, students will study three out of four key themes which are assessed in the form of a 90 minute written examination.
The four key themes;
The Sustainable Decision Making Exercise (SDME) section involves research and investigation into a current or future issue which is linked to one of the four key themes. The SDME is assessed in the form of a 60 minute written examination. Previous SDME exams have focussed on topical geographical issues such as flooding, coastal erosion, tourism and an ageing population.
The Controlled Assessment section requires students to complete 2 research tasks (Fieldwork Focus and Geographical Investigation). The Fieldwork Focus research task is based on an aspect of the coast and requires the collection of primary data to draw a conclusion and evaluate. To obtain the required primary data, students will take part in a full day visit to the Holderness coastline. The Geographical investigation task is based on a question linked to a topical geographical theme and requires students to research secondary data to again draw a conclusion and evaluate.
Findings from each Controlled Assessment task will be presented in the form of a report. The maximum word limit for both reports is 2000 words (1200 words for the Fieldwork Focus and 800 words for the Geographical Investigation). The Controlled Assessment section is assessed through an internal and external moderation process.
Information sourced from © OCR 2009 GCSE Geography B v3 April 2009