18th September 2017
Although coursework and Controlled Assessments are no longer carried out as part of GCSE Geography exams, fieldwork remains essential in helping pupils understand the concepts they cover in class as well as build teamwork skills and apply research methods.
Over Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th September, 137 pupils went to Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit in Dorset to collect data for their ‘Geographical Applications and Skills’ exam.
Although the weather was a little cloudy and blowy on the first day, pupils were able to collect accurate and extensive data. On both days, pupils’ hard work was rewarded with a very pleasant yet purposeful time with their classmates in an idyllic location, the views over to Purbeck and the Isle of Wight being glorious.
Out of the many pupils who impressed the staff with their dedication and enthusiasm, Oliver Honey of 11M stood out particularly for his knowledge of, and interest in, the natural environment.