Self-Teach A Geography TopicWatch
The topic that my school teaches is Coastal Systems, which I did at GCSE and hated. It was the topic I always got the lowest marks in and I would rather not do it again.
Would it be possible to self-teach the Glacial Systems topic? I have the textbook and will also have the resources that are available online.
Is this actually possible to do this in the exam? Basically, do the teachers tell the exam board which topics we are taught which would prevent me doing other topics?
Would learning both coasts and glacial systems give me more of a choice in the exam in case there are questions which I wouldn't know how to answer?
I am in Year 12 so would have over a year to teach myself this one topic, which should help!
You're more likely to do well in a topic if you actually like it. I absolutely hate the coast topic and would rather teach myself something so at least I have a choice in the exam about what to do.
Well I don't know how it works but I'd ask your teacher what Units/Themes you are doing as I presume some will be optional. If they don't have an answer I'd try and revise other units and come back to it later. I'm guessing this is what you were asking
I already know that we will be taught Coasts in class out of the optional topics of coasts, deserts, and glaciers. I might as well self teach glacial systems. No harm in trying I guess.
Hey, I’m not sure if this is possible. I was the first year to do the new geography A level. I remember one time, a classmate asked my teacher if it was possible to do another topic. The teacher replied by saying that the school sends which topics we are studying in school to AQA. Hope this helps, but I would double check with your own school/teachers.
Can anyone else say if this is what happens or not?