Like everybody, I loved GCSE geography, found it incredibly easy and got an a* revising only my case studies, and wanted t do it at uni! But now, a-level is so much harder I'm worried I won't get the grade I need for my uni choices and should drop it! so should it be a step up? I guess partly we're doing heavily physical topics (lapse rates and coastal systems) and our teachers said we're starting with the hardest part of the course?! should i be worried as I loved the subject previously? thanks, evie
geography a-level- should it be this? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-09-2016 19:26
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- 28-09-2016 19:32
i took geography gcse, it was exciting at first then the topics got increasingly boring and repetitive. didn't stop me from taking it to A level. like you im doing physical topics first (tectonics and coasts) and its a new course so no past papers D: i find it content heavy, but dont stress, redo your notes if they're messy. look over things that made u confused and do extra reading about it in frees to clear up the confusion, or ask ur teacher. one month hasnt past yet, dont worry, you still have loads of time to get things straight.
i have the same attitude like you but with history. AS is political stuff and it's doing my heading, so many new words, had to cosntantly look words up while reading which ruined the enjoyment of understanding. but im sorting out my notes, im clearing confusion with teachers. i want to drop it at times, but sometimes you're not in the right mind, sometimes i read things and dont get it, then i give it another go when my head is more clear, and thats when it all makes sense.
- 28-09-2016 19:34
Geography is a hard A Level. There's so much to learn and understand.
But give it time, revise and practise questions once you finish each topic and keep going over past notes to keep it all fresh in your mind!
If you have any further questions feel free to ask.