A-Level Geography OCR

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What is the content like + how much is there?
Can I do it without GCSE Geography (and will I be at a severe disadvantage)?
Can I still get an A* in it without doing GCSE Geography?
Best way to revise A-Level Geography?
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It's geography - there is A LOT of content especially at A-Level but if you find it interesting you should be fine. I did AQA A-Level Geography and there were people in my class who didn't study it at GCSE. I can't speak for them but they seemed to cope okay - they just weren't aware of case studies/concepts that we had briefly covered at GCSE for example so I would suggest reading around the content before class. You could definitely get an A* with the right mind set and hard work - I'm not entirely sure about OCR but I'm assuming it's similar in terms of essay requirements - make sure you write what the examiners are looking for!
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It's geography - there is A LOT of content especially at A-Level but if you find it interesting you should be fine. I did AQA A-Level Geography and there were people in my class who didn't study it at GCSE. I can't speak for them but they seemed to cope okay - they just weren't aware of case studies/concepts that we had briefly covered at GCSE for example so I would suggest reading around the content before class. You could definitely get an A* with the right mind set and hard work - I'm not entirely sure about OCR but I'm assuming it's similar in terms of essay requirements - make sure you write what the examiners are looking for!
Thank you vert much.
Would you class it as easy? And the best way to revise geography for the exams? Do you think you were at an advnatage wit doing GCSE?
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Thank you vert much.
Would you class it as easy? And the best way to revise geography for the exams? Do you think you were at an advnatage wit doing GCSE?
Personally I found it pretty easy but only because I loved doing the work for it - extra reading, finding alternative case studies etc. But it's definitely one of the more content heavy A-Levels and memorising a load of facts is helpful but only if you know how to use them.

Revision for me was summarising the detailed notes I had for each topic into single pages with key facts that I could use in my exam answers. Mind maps for case studies and then essay plans/practise for 8/12/20 markers. Also using the specification to figure out what potential questions could come up! Because that's essentially what the examiners do.

I would say I was at a slight advantage studying it at GCSE but not that much. The main disadvantage of not studying it at GCSE is maybe not being aware of certain concepts that A-Level significantly builds on.

Hope this helps, sorry for the late reply!
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Personally I found it pretty easy but only because I loved doing the work for it - extra reading, finding alternative case studies etc. But it's definitely one of the more content heavy A-Levels and memorising a load of facts is helpful but only if you know how to use them.

Revision for me was summarising the detailed notes I had for each topic into single pages with key facts that I could use in my exam answers. Mind maps for case studies and then essay plans/practise for 8/12/20 markers. Also using the specification to figure out what potential questions could come up! Because that's essentially what the examiners do.

I would say I was at a slight advantage studying it at GCSE but not that much. The main disadvantage of not studying it at GCSE is maybe not being aware of certain concepts that A-Level significantly builds on.

Hope this helps, sorry for the late reply!
No no that is fine and thanls again for the info. Do u think quizlet/flashcards is also good?

And what is the highest essay mark out of?
What conecpts did u know at gcse that came up on A-Level?
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