The geography a-level is like the geography GCSE which hopefully (but necessary) you are doing at the moment. Only….
- The workload increases by at least 50%.
- You learn a whole new language.
- Your coursework is your own idea.
- You have to complete 4 days of fieldwork.
- So far we have covered hazards (including Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tropical storms and Wildfires), The carbon cycle and the water cycle from which we went on a trip to the river Chess.
- The timings of the exams are very precise and doing 20 markers in half an hour is not a walk in a park (more like in hell).
- When first starting to write essays you will not succeed in fact I have only just felt secure when writing questions.
- There is a lot of hand-outs involved in fact I needed to get a large binder after 12 weeks.
However, if you are passionate about geography and enjoy the subject I would fully recommend you coming along to the taster sessions and maybe putting it down as one of your options. It really is fun and interesting though and I do not regret choosing it.