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General Discussion / Re: GCSE A/A* revision
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:39:03 PM »
Me too please :)

General Discussion / Re: OCR B Geography Pre-release dates
« on: March 24, 2011, 07:27:12 PM »
I agree with OCR unfortunately that the SDME should be taken in the summer of year 10 or January of year 11 if resits are needed.  I couldn't imagine putting my students in the position of revising for the whole course at the end of year 11 - what is the point of having a modular exam then?

This is one of the reasons why there are many exam boards out there.  If we as teachers do not like the way the exam board treats its customers then we are entitled to change.  It is a free market.  

I am entirely happy with my choice of OCR as exam board and feel it gives the students at my school a good range of assessment opportunities.  This obviously doesn't suit everybody but it seems to me that all exam boards/courses have their flaws.

General Discussion / Re: OCR B Geography Pre-release dates
« on: March 24, 2011, 05:36:57 PM »
The exam is not until the 13th June!! Surely there is enough time to fit in three weeks of prep before then?  We have a half term and an extra week after half term to prepare the students (according to my LA term date of course).  I think its right that all teachers should open the materials on the same date to ensure fairness. 

General Discussion / Re: OCR B SDME Jan 2011 results
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:31:23 PM »
I am really pleased with my results too!  Much more accessible topic and resource booklet.  I couldn't imagine putting kids under the pressure of doing all the exams at the end of the course as some people have suggested, when trying to revise for the terminal exam too!  I hope modular exams don't disappear under the new government.

General Discussion / Re: OCR B Geography
« on: February 17, 2011, 07:26:05 PM »
If you have access to OCR interchange you can download past papers from the short course which follow the same format as the final B563 exam.

General Discussion / Re: baseline assessment
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:02:51 PM »
I'm really interested in this, Could I have a copy too?

General Discussion / Re: KS3 - What are you teaching?
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:37:16 PM »
2 x 50 minute lessons per week, change topic each half term

7 - Maps &UK, Settlement, Rivers, Flooding, Italy, Brazil
8 - Weather, Climate change, Tropical Rainforests, Energy, Fashion, Sport
9 - Coasts, Amazing places, Tectonics (Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunami), Crime, Population

General Discussion / Re: Best of luck for the exams today!
« on: January 20, 2011, 06:12:20 PM »
I agree David, I think the feedback given from the summer has been taken into consideration and the questions were a lot more accessible in my own opinion.  Will see how the marking goes....

General Discussion / Re: old GCSE DME's
« on: November 27, 2010, 05:42:49 PM »
Do you have access to OCR interchange?  You can download the January one for OCR spec B and legacy ones from OCR spec C from there.

General Discussion / Re: GCSE OCR B SDME 20 January 2011
« on: November 27, 2010, 04:47:32 PM »
Hi all,
Have been a busy little bee now I've opened up the resource booklet.  I've uploaded to the 4shared and ning  the following:
a glossary sheet, mock exam for higher and foundation, 6 introductory lessons to tourism to be used before opening the booklet (created by my dept, not just me!). More to follow soon..
Happy sharing!

General Discussion / Re: Harry Potter is geographical
« on: November 23, 2010, 05:47:59 PM »
It is fab!  Just can't wait till the next one in July now!

General Discussion / Re: Revision Cards - Free
« on: November 23, 2010, 05:42:58 PM »
Great find, thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Cornwall Floods 2010
« on: November 23, 2010, 05:35:28 PM »
Excellent resource, thank you!

General Discussion / Re: Go C[pd]ompare
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:29:57 PM »
GCSE Geography OCR B Get Ahead

This course was really useful in giving specific information on each of the three components of the course - Sustainable Decision Making, Controlled Assessment and Key Geographical Themes.  I gained some really useful ideas for the controlled assessments and it was really useful going through and practise marking past scripts.  I would certainly recommend this course as a must for anyone doing this spec.

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