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GCSE GEOGRAPHY

Your exam board is OCR. Your syllabus code is 1987 (B). http://www.ocr.org.uk
This course is sometimes referred to as Avery Hill Geography.

The course is assessed by:

• 2 exams (taken at the end of the course), and


• 2 pieces of coursework – a study and a cross-unit task.

The 1st paper contains six questions and you have to answer three of them, one from each of three
units of the course.

The 2nd paper is a problem-solving paper – you have to answer all the questions. In 2009, the ‘People,
Work and Development’ unit will be assessed in the 2nd paper.

We will study the following topics during the 2-year course:

• People and Place


o inequalities in urban areas
o changing the urban environment
o urban-rural interaction
• Water, Landforms and People
o the hydrosphere
o rivers
o coasts
• Climate, the Environment and People
o weather and climate
o ecosystems
o an issue of international concern
• People, Work and Development
o employment structures and patterns
o development, trade and aid
o economic activity
o economic activity and the environment

You will develop lots of geographical skills during the course. These include:

• map reading and map interpretation


• photograph analysis (including satellite photos)
• selecting, extracting and using relevant data from a variety of sources
• planning your own geographical investigation
• collecting data in the field
• interpreting graphs and tables of data
• using evidence to reach conclusions and make decisions
• communicating the outcomes of your work
• using ICT.

The two pieces of coursework are completed in Year 10. The cross-unit task
is about the use and abuse of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The main study
is about whether or not we should continue to defend the coastline of
Happisburgh in Norfolk. It is based on information collected during a fieldtrip.