So…all of the new GCSE Geography specifications by the main exam boards have now been accredited by OfQual, and soon we’ll be updating this site to reflect the changes that are coming for September this year. We’re planning to offer studies that fulfill the requirements for UK case studies and examples where appropriate, as well as mandatory fieldwork investigations and general curriculum enrichment. For the majority of specifications it looks like we’ll be offering river or coastal fieldwork for the physical options, and urban or rural for human geography, with the option of biogeography for some, plus tourism or resource management (water/energy/food). We’ll be looking to cover as many of the skills required as we can, including using maps at a variety of scales, geological maps, GIS, appropriate statistics, making cross sections, making transects, using suitable equipment and sampling methods, and applying the specified route through enquiry. A set of tables of fieldwork for each specification will follow shortly….watch this space!
P.S. As and when the A-level specs are accredited too, a similar set of options will be produced. At that point the science fieldwork options will also be updated to reflect the changes that have already taken place.