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Preparing for A level geography

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This page was designed to help students ‘get ahead’ after thousands of year 11 students in the UK had to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now this page can be used to provide general guidance on preparing for A level geography.

A level geography guidance from the GA

This web section from the GA provides general guidance on why you should study A level geography. It also contains extensive reading lists arranged by physical and human geography themes to help students find the most relevant and authoritative reading material in preparation for advanced study.

Water and carbon cycles

This section introduces a core physical A level theme and provides links to video clips, articles and other resources relevant to water and carbon cycles.

Landscape systems

This section introduces a core physical A level theme and provides links to video clips, articles and other resources relevant to landscape.

Global systems and global governance

This section introduces a core human A level theme and provides links to video clips, articles and other resources relevant to global systems and governance.

Changing place, changing places

This section introduces a core human A level theme and provides links to video clips, articles and other resources relevant to changing places.

Field Studies Council guide to A level geographical investigations

This guide is designed to support students through the processes of planning, collecting and presenting data, analysis and evaluation. Produced by the FSC and Open University with support from the GA, it provides brief explanations of key aspects and techniques which A level students may find useful.

Live lessons from Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu specialise in producing live lessons on global topics. These are accessible for students at home and could form part of preparation for A level study.

Time for Geography knowledge booster videos

Time for Geography creates inspiring, open-access geography educational videos for students of geography. A wide range of material is freely available on its website and is suitable for GCSE and A level students.

Top Spec Geography series

These cutting-edge GA publications for post-16 students use an easy-to-follow approach and offer the latest research on a wide variety of human and physical geography topics from A level specifications.

Fieldwork at A level: your guide to the independent investigation

Written in partnership with the Field Studies Council, this reference resource for A level students supports independent investigation. It is includes a range of the qualitative and quantitative skills that students need to use and helps students to develop fieldwork, IT and GIS skills through investigation.

Open University resources and courses for A level students and teachers

The Open University have produced a range of materials suitable for A level students and teachers, based on research conducted by geography academics at the OU.

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