Is geography A-level essay based?Watch
Is geography A-level essay based? I am in year 12 and do Edexcel geography for reference. I am considering studying International Relations at Uni which I assume is essay based, but since I study maths, chemistry, physics and geography at a level, I am worried that I would be too inexperienced in writing. So basically is geography an essay based subject?
I mean, there are essays but it's not as essay based as English/history because those subjects are basically just essays whereas with geography, you might get a random maths question, or a multiple choice, or a short 4 marker and then a few 20 markers.
Really? that's a shame i like multiple-choice questions haha. I did Edexcel... I think there's a few multiple choice Qs in there although I didn't actually sit the exam so idk
A fair amount of it is GCSE knowledge but a bit more in depth. More case studies, more topics, some new stuff (especially for physical geography) but generally it's not that different to GCSE. Oh and coursework, I guess that's the most "new" thing about A level edexcel geog that you didn't have at GCSE
It can be essay based at times. The 20mark questions is a lot of writing but there are a lot of short answer questions and maths questions as well. There is also the coursework which is a fair amount of writing.
I really enjoyed geography a level and I really would suggest that you don’t get put off by the essay side of it. You may find that it helps prepare you for uni life where you may find you have to write essays for coursework. It also really helps you to develop skills in critical thinking something else which has helped me massively at uni.