Investigate the impact of counter-urbanisation in two contrasting settlements. Carry out quantitative and qualitative fieldwork to investigate the effects, including environmental quality surveys, questionnaires, service provision and observations.

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives. Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.

How this course fulfills the specification

  • AQA: 3.2 challenges in the human environment. 3.2.1 section A: Urban issues and challenges. 3.3 Geographical applications 3.3.2 Section B: Fieldwork 3.4 Geographical skills.
  • OCR A 1.2 People in the UK 1.2.5 There are consequences of urban trends in the UK.
  • OCR B 2c People and society Topic 5 Urban Features 5.1 why do more than half the world's population live in urban areas.
  • Eduqas B 2.1 Comonent 1 Investigating Geographical Issues. Theme 1 changing places. Key Idea 1.2 Enquiry question 1.2.1.

Added value of this course

  • Develop personal skills
  • Have fun
  • Be inspired by a passion for the subject
  • Build friendships

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  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

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