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In A Level Geography (thinking about exams specifically) how important is it to use independent case studies for the top grades? I have one or two across the whole specification but not for each individual unit, should I look to learning more outside of school/ textbook? TIA!
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My teachers for A level geography drilled it into us that if you want to access to the top grades, you need to bring in additional personal information that is beyond the textbook. The best place I would recommend is the Geographical magazine https://geographical.co.uk/ for lots of current and diverse case studies on many different topics, I'm sure some of which relate to the units / topics you study as part of your course. But you can also use the BBC news or other newspaper websites as well.

There's also this publicly available lecture which might be of interest to you.
https://www.rgs.org/events/autumn-20...-margins-of-t/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9nQsneNJf4
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My teachers for A level geography drilled it into us that if you want to access to the top grades, you need to bring in additional personal information that is beyond the textbook. The best place I would recommend is the Geographical magazine https://geographical.co.uk/ for lots of current and diverse case studies on many different topics, I'm sure some of which relate to the units / topics you study as part of your course. But you can also use the BBC news or other newspaper websites as well.

There's also this publicly available lecture which might be of interest to you.
https://www.rgs.org/events/autumn-20...-margins-of-t/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9nQsneNJf4
That looks brilliant, thank you!
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Hi.

For geography, case studies are essential. You should rewrite them using your own words and read them in order to fully understand the current topic too.
Another way to understand case studies is to make a presentation on them. Look at a few different magazines and also use the Internet to find a case study. Alternatively your textbook will have some to pick from. Highlight key details.
Read beyond the lines of the case study to understand the full meaning. You can also look at articles online as well. Case studies are a really important part of a geographer’s life. You can even use them as fodder for your revision sessions and as a way to improve your geography skills. I would also recommend making up short notes that are based on the case study.
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In A Level Geography (thinking about exams specifically) how important is it to use independent case studies for the top grades? I have one or two across the whole specification but not for each individual unit, should I look to learning more outside of school/ textbook? TIA!
tbh you can use the same case studies as the rest of your class, but try to instead find unique facts within those case studies. For example, the Arctic is quite a large case study, you can probably find some interesting facts that others would not have picked up on from the text book by reading current news articles or digging deeper in your research. I got an A* and used the majority of the same case studies as my class, but I tended to have facts that were different from theirs, rather than the generic facts that everyone in the class knew.
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(Original post by hannah333davis)
tbh you can use the same case studies as the rest of your class, but try to instead find unique facts within those case studies. For example, the Arctic is quite a large case study, you can probably find some interesting facts that others would not have picked up on from the text book by reading current news articles or digging deeper in your research. I got an A* and used the majority of the same case studies as my class, but I tended to have facts that were different from theirs, rather than the generic facts that everyone in the class knew.
Ahh, that's a pretty good point, thank you - I might balance out a bit of both then
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