what is edexcel a lvl geog like?

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hi, im currently in yr 11 and I wanna pick a lvl geog.
I've been studying gcse geog and I find it very interesting.

is a lvl geog and gcse geog very similar or very different?
whats a lvl geog like?
do I need to be very good at writing long lengthy essays to excel in this subject?
anything that I need to think about b4 taking this subject?|

is this subject a stepping stone to be a civil engineer or surveyor?

thanks!
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(Original post by bryantw17)
hi, im currently in yr 11 and I wanna pick a lvl geog.
I've been studying gcse geog and I find it very interesting.

is a lvl geog and gcse geog very similar or very different?
whats a lvl geog like?
do I need to be very good at writing long lengthy essays to excel in this subject?
anything that I need to think about b4 taking this subject?|

is this subject a stepping stone to be a civil engineer or surveyor?

thanks!
is a lvl geog and gcse geog very similar or very different?
it depends which exam board you do at a-level but I did edexcel b at GCSE and I'm currently doing edexcel at a-level and there isn't much difference except that there are options in some topics for example, topic 2 - you can do glacial landscapes or coastal landscapes. There isn't much difference and it still is very interesting.

whats a lvl geog like?
a level geography is something that I haven't regretted, it definitely is a great deal of detail and a couple more essays but it's all good. 20% of edexcel a lvl Geography is coursework so if you feel like you do badly in exams, you can redeem yourself.

do I need to be very good at writing long lengthy essays to excel in this subject?
it depends really, I wasn't the best at essays and im constantly getting improvements which I am working on. it really depends because you still get sources. and don't worry it's not all essays, there are still 1-6 mark questions so I wouldn't worry abt it. just remember your case studies, they are the key to your essays, especially in physical geography.

anything that I need to think about b4 taking this subject?
teachers are there to help and if you ever need some essay pointers, you can lmk and I can help you.

is this subject a stepping stone to be a civil engineer or surveyor?
I search it up and geography has any interchangeable skills for civil engineering and being a surveyor.

good luck! hope that helps!
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is a lvl geog and gcse geog very similar or very different?
it depends which exam board you do at a-level but I did edexcel b at GCSE and I'm currently doing edexcel at a-level and there isn't much difference except that there are options in some topics for example, topic 2 - you can do glacial landscapes or coastal landscapes. There isn't much difference and it still is very interesting.

whats a lvl geog like?
a level geography is something that I haven't regretted, it definitely is a great deal of detail and a couple more essays but it's all good. 20% of edexcel a lvl Geography is coursework so if you feel like you do badly in exams, you can redeem yourself.

do I need to be very good at writing long lengthy essays to excel in this subject?
it depends really, I wasn't the best at essays and im constantly getting improvements which I am working on. it really depends because you still get sources. and don't worry it's not all essays, there are still 1-6 mark questions so I wouldn't worry abt it. just remember your case studies, they are the key to your essays, especially in physical geography.

anything that I need to think about b4 taking this subject?
teachers are there to help and if you ever need some essay pointers, you can lmk and I can help you.

is this subject a stepping stone to be a civil engineer or surveyor?
I search it up and geography has any interchangeable skills for civil engineering and being a surveyor.

good luck! hope that helps!
omg thank you very much for this in depth reply! it really helps
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