The specification is a key document as it details the content and skills to be delivered and how students will be assessed at AS and A Level, as well as essential administrative information.
To help you plan the course over one or two years we have a course planning guide which outlines models for delivery.
The Scheme of Work Builder enables you to create and export your own schemes of work based on specification statements and our new teaching and learning resources.
We have provided support for you in teaching our qualifications through the delivery guides. These guides are written by teachers for teachers and they include bespoke teaching and learning activities for most specification topics.
The geography qualifications require the delivery of geographical skills (AS p35 and A level p48), as there will be questions on these skills in the exams. We have produced two interactive resources for GCSE which can also be shared with your AS and A Level students. These explain a range of geographical skills including examples of the graphs, charts and maps.
We have changed the country groupings in our specification, resources and assessments, this was based on research from the IMF and World Bank. Please see our blog article for more support and information: https://www.ocr.org.uk/news/why-acs-edcs-and-lidcs/
When the AS and A Level qualifications were reformed we developed Sample Assessment Support Materials (SAMs) which aimed to give details about the new style of assessments. The guides to the SAMs explore the variety of question styles, command terms, question tariffs and the assessment objectives. We have added extracts from the mark scheme to show the sorts of points students could include in their answers.
For A Level we also produced another full set of papers which we called practice papers, this was to support teachers with further examples of questions and mark schemes. These papers can be used for mock exams and/or topic tests.
For A Level you can also access candidate exemplars from the 2018 series with senior examiner commentary as well as past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports.