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Exemplar Work

Here is a range of exemplar work that has been completed at Slapton Ley Field Centre. This demonstrates the fieldwork that is completed for different specifications and shows the work achieved by students of a range of ages and abilities in a very short time.

GCSE Geography Controlled Assessments (City of London School)
Students visit the centre to complete GCSE Geography controlled assessments, students field sketch Start Bay from Slapton Sands to show the coastal features, processes and management.

GCSE Geography Controlled Assessments (Belgrave School)
Students visit the centre to complete GCSE Geography controlled assessments, investigating long shore drift in Start Bay. Students use GIS and local maps to identify their fieldwork locations, and to research background information.

GCSE Geography (Forest School)
Students investigating long shore drift in Start Bay presenting methods using a summary table to show how they measured Beach Profiles. The data was then presented using graphs.

AS Level OCR Geography: Rivers and Flooding (Dr Challoner's Grammar School )
Students investigating River Environments, measure changes in river variables along the River Harbourne. Follow up activities include summarizing the methods and using Spearman's Rank Correlation to investigate relationships between variables. Students visit the village of Harbertonford to assess a range of flood defence schemes. They use GIS to map flood risk within the area, and quantified the effectiveness of each flood defence using cost benefit analysis.

AS Level AQA Geography: Flooding (Hampton School)
Students visit the village of Harbertonford to collect case study information for a range of flood defences. They use background information such as local topography, land use and geology maps and rainfall data to answer an exam question about why the area is at risk from flooding.

AS Level Edexcel Geography: Rural Villages (St Albans School)
Students investigating rural rebranding in the South Hams carry out data collection at a local farm shop and in Dartmouth. In a short session students are encouraged to identify potential data presentation techniques that could be used for a range of data. Students present the findings, using appropriate methods of data presentation, and this was peer assessed to suggest improvements.

AS Level Edexcel Geography: Urban Geography (New Hall School)
Students investigating urban rebranding in Plymouth visited different areas within the city to use novel ways of assessing the area, the dominant smells were identified at each location. Data collected was presented in Google Earth using modified pins.