controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography  ??Web viewGCSE Geography Fieldwork required to complete the Edexcel B Controlled Assessment
controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography  ??Web viewGCSE Geography Fieldwork required to complete the Edexcel B Controlled Assessment
controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography  ??Web viewGCSE Geography Fieldwork required to complete the Edexcel B Controlled Assessment
controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography  ??Web viewGCSE Geography Fieldwork required to complete the Edexcel B Controlled Assessment

controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography ??Web viewGCSE Geography Fieldwork required to complete the Edexcel B Controlled Assessment

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controlled assessment: GCSE Edexcel B geography fieldwork

(Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography 2016/17 Local Fieldwork Investigation: Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days)

(Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography Local Fieldwork Investigation: Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days)

(Students will research and undertake fieldwork in an appropriate environment in order to start to prepare their portfolio to take forward to the high control write up phase of their controlled assessment. The fieldwork will be based on the pre-released titles from Edexcel B. This short course will cover all aspects of the preparation, research, planning, processing and presentation necessary to start to create a portfolio to take back to school or college. )

COURSE LENGTH

3 Days (2 nights with 6 teaching sessions)

Monday / Wednesday

Tuesday / Thursday

Wednesday / Friday

Arrive mid-day

Research on fieldwork and the area to be investigated

Development of hypotheses

Fieldwork from morning to late afternoon including data collection

Late afternoon and evening beginning write up of methodology and presentation of data

Completion of portfolio including index of resources for each student

Depart after lunch

Or

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Arrive for evening meal

Research on area to be investigated

Development of hypotheses followed by fieldwork from morning to evening meal including data collection

Completion of research in evening

Completion of portfolio including write up of methodology and presentation of data and creation of index of resources for each student

Depart after afternoon session

COURSE CONTENT

CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FROM THE LIST BELOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT

Coastal Environments

The focus of this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching Geography). It also covers content from the Coastal Change section of Unit 1 (Dynamic Planet). Due to the changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcels pre-set title each year.

Coastal Environments - Physical Processes

2016: Investigate the reasons for varying physical characteristics of beaches.

2017: Investigate how two stretches of coastline have contrasting landforms.

Coastal Environments - Conflict and Management

2016: Investigate the reasons for varying approaches to coastal management.

2017: Investigate the costs and benefits of contrasting methods of coastal management.

River Environments

The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching Geography). It also covers content from the River Processes and Pressures section of Unit 1 (Dynamic Planet). Due to the changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcels pre-set title each year.

River Environments - Physical Processes

2016: Investigate the validity of the Bradshaw model in describing changes in discharge along the course of the river.

2017: Investigate the changes in channel shape and discharge for contrasting stretches of a river.

River Environments - Flood Management

2016: Investigate the costs and benefits of varying approaches to river flood management

2017: Investigate the costs and benefits of contrasting methods of river management.

Countryside Environments

The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching Geography). It also covers content within Section B of Unit 2 (People and the Planet). Due to the changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcels pre-set title each year.

Countryside Environments

2016: Investigate the positive and negative economic impacts that tourism can have on rural areas.

2017: Investigate the contrasting pressures affecting a rural area.

City Environments

The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching Geography). It also covers content within Section B of Unit 2 (People and the Planet). Due to the changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcels pre-set title each year.

City Environments - Contemporary Urban Issues

2016: Investigate the impact of population change on the characteristics of services in urban areas.

2017: Investigate the contrasting levels of deprivation in an urban area

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES

Controlled Assessment

Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Gain case study knowledge of the environment investigated

Learning Objectives related to the Controlled Assessment:

Gain greater understanding of different approaches to primary data collection

Consider how data can be presented

Understand the different stages through a route to enquiry, including a pre-fieldwork phase, setting up the study, fieldwork, data presentation, analysis and evaluation

All students will:

Describe the issue to be studied including aims and a location

Carry out fieldwork in the outdoor classroom, collecting data for the controlled assessment

Describe different data collection techniques for the investigation

Collect a variety of information, first hand, including quantitative and qualitative data

Have access to relevant secondary data

Complete their portfolio (unless they are identified as needing additional time)

Most students will:

Use secondary data in the pre-fieldwork phase to justify and contextualise the fieldwork

Use GIS information to aid the enquiry process

Present data in a variety of ways to aid the enquiry process

Use OS maps and aerial photos to aid the investigation

Use field sketches/photos/maps

Some students will:

Explain a clear aim and purpose for the study including a context for the investigation

Apply appropriate data collection methods and present some justification for them

Use a range of data presentation methods which are fit for purpose

Use OS and digital maps and aerial photos to present data/information

FSC CENTRES

Choose 1 topic

Coastal

Rivers

Countryside

City

BL

Blencathra

Tel: 01768 779 601

CH

Castle Head

Tel: 0845 330 7364

DF

Dale Fort

Tel: 0845 330 7365

DG

Derrygonnelly

Tel: 028 686 41673

FM

Flatford Mill

Tel: 0845 330 7368

JH

Juniper Hall

Tel: 0845 458 3507

KD

Kindrogan

Tel: 01250 870 150

MA

Margam

Tel: 01639 895636

MT

Malham Tarn

Tel: 01729 830 331

NC

Nettlecombe

Tel: 01984 640 320

OR

Orielton

Tel: 0845 330 7372

PM

Preston Montford

Tel: 0845 330 7378

RC

Rhyd-y-creuau

Tel: 01690 710 494

SL

Slapton Ley

Tel: 01548 580 466

(TO BOOK THIS COURSE, SIMPLY:Choose the time of the year you would like to attendPick the centre/centres of interestCheck availability online or contact head office using the details at the bottom of the page or contact the centre of your choice*Please note to book this course the minimum size of your group must be 12 students and 1 member of staff)

("We know the benefit fieldwork brings to geographical understanding...thats why we're working with the experts like the Field Studies Council"Jon WaltonGeography Subject Advisor, EdexcelClick to see a video of Edexcel Geography FieldworkClick to view our coastal fieldwork video)

Please visit

http://www.field-studies-council.org/outdoorclassroom/

For alternative geography fieldwork courses covering the GCSE Edexcel geography controlled assessment

The FSC prides itself on being flexible. The content of our recommended courses can be tailored to meet your needs. Alternatively, we can work with you to create a fully bespoke course to meet your exact requirements.

(Please visithttp://www.field-studies-council.org/outdoorclassroom/ For alternative geography fieldwork courses covering the GCSE Edexcel geography controlled assessment)

(FSC Head office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HWTel: 01743 852100 Fax: 01743 852101 Email: headoffice@field-studies-council.org Website: www.field-studies-council.org Field Studies Council is a limited Company, registered in England and Wales No. 412621 and a Charity No. 313364. Registered Office; Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW)