Last weekend the GCSE geography students ventured into rural Somerset to begin their project work. During the two day course the students work intensively from 9.00am to 9.00pm at a Field Studies Centre. Each day they completed work on their project, which involved setting out aims and objectives, collecting data and then analysing their findings. During the evening there was discussion about their findings and an evaluation. The students covered work on either Coastal processes at Porlock Bay (Physical) or Urban Land Use in Minehead (Human).
It was a very valuable course for three reasons:
- It helped them set out a structure for their project.
- It allowed the students to collect large amounts of primary data.
- The two days covered work directly related to the syllabus.
Following this successful data collection, pupils now have until November to write up their findings.