Curriculum Spotlight on Geography
Curriculum Spotlight on: GCSE Geography Fieldwork
Year 11 geographers have been studying freshwater pond and woodland ecosystems recently. Fieldwork undertaken has been to assess the health of these ecosystems through collecting data on pond species plus vegetation coverage/species variation in the woodland. Data collected will be graphed and analysed back in the classroom.
Field work is an important part of being a geographer. Not only does studying out ‘in the field’ improve understanding, but also helps to develop a wide range of analytical and evaluative skills which employers are looking for.