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Geography

Department Intent: 

At Putteridge we believe Geography is an opportunity to pass on a rich cultural heritage from generation to generation through geographical big ideas: intellectual challenge, including the exploration of social justice issues. We aim to provide students with the vocational skills they will need for the world of work and knowledge of how geography can make them more employable in the future.

Key Stage 3 

Key Stage 4

Exam board name: OCR

Spec: Geography B

In a ‘normal’ year:

Paper 1 - Our Natural World

  • Global hazards (tectonics and weather)
  • Changing climate 
  • Distinctive Landscapes (rivers and coasts)
  • Sustaining Ecosystems
  • Physical fieldwork (own and theoretical) 

Paper 2 - People and Society

  • Urban Futures
  • Dynamic Development
  • UK in the 21st Century
  • Resource Reliance
  • Human Fieldwork (own and theoretical) 

Paper 3 - Geographical Exploration

In 2022:

Paper 1 - Our Natural World

  • Changing climate 
  • Distinctive Landscapes (rivers and coasts)

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • Global Hazards (tectonics and weather)
    • Sustaining Ecosystems
    • Resource Reliance
  • Physical fieldwork (theoretical only) 

Paper 2 - People and Society

  • Urban Futures
  • Dynamic Development
  • UK in the 21st Century
  • Human Fieldwork (theoretical only) 

Paper 3 - Geographical Exploration

Exam board website: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/geography-b-geography-for-enquiring-minds-j384-from-2016/ 

Student revision guide link: 

Oxford revise - OCR GCSE Geography B

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