One topic which we are only just finishing is hazards in which we study earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, and tsunamis. It is by far the most deadly part of the course. For every section we used at least one case study for example when looking at tsunamis we studied the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Continue reading “Hazards”


An overview of Geography A-level.

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.

Continue reading “An overview of Geography A-level.”