OCR 'PILOT' GCSE GEOGRAPHY RESOURCES
Last updated July 2008 - this page now ARCHIVED - check the blog for the latest news.
GO TO THE GEOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION'S WEBSITE
Exam worth 33% of total grade: 67% coursework
These underlie the GCSE as a whole: FUGIS.
I made a FUGIS powerpoint and display for each of these. Thanks to Jonathan Hooton for the inspiration. E-mail me if you want a copy sending to you. These are put into all the students' books and on the walls of the classroom, so that they hopefully remember the key terms.
Candidates are expected to do the following:
develop and refine geographical ENQUIRY SKILLS, which include indentifying issues and questions for enquiry, sequencing investigations, collecting data, analysing and interpreting data, synthesising ideas, communicating findings and evaluating methods and approaches
develop CRITICAL and CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS especially problem solving, decision making and future predictions
reflect on their own and others' FEELINGS and ATTITUDES towards issues and topics, and express these in CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE ways
develop competence in using a range of material and ENGAGE CRITICALLY with these, they MUST INCLUDE MAPS AND DIAGRAMS and may also include (bear this in mind for the exam paper!) the following skills:
MAPS AND DIAGRAMS
RESEARCH REPORTS AND FINDINGS
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND NEWSPAPER REPORTS
LITERARY / BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES
use and interpret SPATIALLY RELATED data (including maps, photographs, satellite images and GIS)
enhance LITERACY and NUMERACY skills
develop their understanding of CITIZENSHIP
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