Liambarrington22
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Hi guys!
Does anybody know if I can do a diploma in geography so it’s all coursework. I’m 23 so I’m not at school. I will get a private tutor though or is my only option GCSE geography??
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coursework no longer counts towards the final grade in gcse geog, though i think you are expected to have reflected sufficiently on the data you've gathered for one of your papers.
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coursework no longer counts towards the final grade in gcse geog, though i think you are expected to have reflected sufficiently on the data you've gathered for one of your papers.
So what does this mean? Is there any other geography course I can do?
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So what does this mean? Is there any other geography course I can do?
i'm not 100% sure, but i don't think one that is entirely based on coursework exists gcse geography does expect you to have carried out fieldwork and for a level an NEA will count 20% towards your grade iirc. if you're a private candidate it might be easier to just do the exams anyway??

Compost might know about this.
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I'm not aware of any diplomas in Geography. For GCSEs and A levels it's coursework that makes them really hard to do if you're not enrolled somewhere as the centre has to mark and certify the work as yours and they don't know if it really is. GCSE Geography does not have any coursework (the name for it these days is NEA - non-examination assessment) but the centre where you take the exams has to sign to say you have done the fieldwork, making it difficult.

The Open University has courses in Geography http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/geography and http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/geography/all-modules which would be worth looking at. Their access course (no exams) might be a good starting point http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/y032
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