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Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make it his policy to retain the requirement for fieldwork as part of the course for A level geography; and if he will make a statement. (92042)

The recently revised A level geography criteria requires students to develop the ability to carry out research, fieldwork and out-of-classroom work. Therefore, fieldwork will remain an important part of geography A level programmes.