The sixth form do the WJEC Board.
AS Geology - What is the course like? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-07-2014 18:56
- 21-08-2014 00:58
Sorry, pretty bad. Well the course, what the teacher will actually teach you, is quite interesting. It's very different to any other subject, which can be both refreshing and awful. The main problem is the fact it was the WJEC board. They don't have any textbooks or revision guides, so studying at home is much harder than other subjects. In my class we all had to use the OCR as geology textbook, which though had some of the WJEC content in it was also missing a whole lot. According to my teacher, and my classmates after results day a week ago, it's rare someone gets very good grades in it, which i can testify to! This is because of a mixture of the above; no textbook/revision guides, completely new subject knowledge, and a heavy reliance on what the teacher teaches you. After reading the examiners report, there were quite a few things in the paper i sat that my teacher didn't even teach me!
So i guess, whether you will find the course good or not will depend on who teaches it at your school
- 21-08-2014 01:27
I did Geology but my board was OCR! With this subject it really requires reading around it - like YesJess just said - the limitation of content in the textbooks really doesn't help! The course overall is great! You learn so much, but only choose Geology if you like calculations, learning about rocks, and the history of rocks, otherwise don't do it! But if you want a good grade, do read around the subject!