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Geography

GCSE 2012
Geography A
Specification
J382
Version 1
August 2012




www.ocr.org.uk/gcse2012

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QN 600/6550/3 © OCR 2012 Geography A

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Contents

1. Introduction to GCSE Geography A 4
1.1 Overview of GCSE Geography A 4
1.2 Guided learning hours 5
1.3 Aims and learning outcomes 5
1.4 Prior learning 5
2. Content of GCSE Geography A (J382) 6
2.1 Specification Rationale 6
2.2 Unit A731: Contemporary Themes in Geography 6…

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8. Other information about GCSE Geography A 51
8.1 Overlap with other qualifications 51
8.2 Progression from this qualification 51
8.3 Avoidance of bias 51
8.4 Regulatory requirements 51
8.5Language 51
8.6 Spiritual, moral, ethical, social, legislative, economic and cultural issues 51
8.7 Sustainable development, Health and Safety considerations and…

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1 1. Introduction to GCSE Geography A

1.1 Overview of GCSE Geography A




Unit A731 Written paper
Contemporary 1 hour 45 minutes ­ 112 marks
Themes in Geography
SPaG assessed 50% of the qualification
Tiered question papers
Candidates answer all questions

+

Unit A732 Written paper
Geographical Skills 1 hour…

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1.2 Guided learning hours

GCSE Geography A requires 120­140 guided learning hours in total.


1.3 Aims and learning outcomes

GCSE specifications in Geography should encourage learners to be inspired, moved and challenged
by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into
related…

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2 2. Content of GCSE Geography A (J382)

2.1 Specification Rationale

The approach of this specification is a conceptual progression building on the detailed understanding
that candidates already have about the world, beginning with their local area. This starting point
leads to an in depth study of wider aspects of…

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Extreme Environments

Focus
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Key Ideas and
Content specified for Hot desert and Mountain environments and apply this knowledge and
understanding to the study of:
· one named Hot desert environment
· one named non-UK Mountain environment.
The Key…

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Extreme Environments
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all the specified Key Ideas and Content.

Enquiry Questions Key Ideas Content

1. What do we mean by 1.1 Extreme environments have specific · Understanding of various factors that define an extreme
`extreme environments'? characteristics. environment: difficult…

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