I did an arts degree many years ago but since then I have always wanted to study something more sciencey and I'm really fascinated by nature and the environment. So if I did an A level it would be purely for interest, and distance learning. Does anyone have experience of these subjects (AQA) and how do they compare?
for example these are my thoughts: is the biology a bit too technical to be 'fun'? Is environmental Studies a bit unpopular and badly resourced/designed? Does geography require fieldwork skills?
any other thoughts or comments on these subjects at all? should I forget doing a qualification and just read National Geographic or something? :-( I have had a look at the study guides and they look a bit dumb-down-ish if you see what I mean?!?
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- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2016 15:50
- 03-04-2016 16:01
I did AS Level Environmental Studies (dropped it so didn't do A2 as well), and I honestly really struggled with it. The content wasn't particularly challenging, but the exam questions were ridiculously ambiguous, and the mark schemes didn't make sense to me, they didn't seem to relate to the questions properly.
I did A Level Geography as well, but with WJEC. There was quite a lot of fieldwork! Also, Geography isn't just about the environment, there are lots of human elements too, which you may or may not like