Students will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of questions that can be investigated through fieldwork in an urban environment. Students will carry out fieldwork to investigate at least: A qualitative and a quantitative fieldwork method. Students will use and / or design a subjective scale to measure environmental quality for a shopping and entertainment area and a quantitative fieldwork method to measure land use function. Students will gain an understanding of the interaction in environmental quality & land use function and the residents and visitors that frequent these two parts of the study area. Census and ‘actual’ crime data will be provided for the study area.
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
Edexcel A 7a investigating human environments, component 2 human environment, component 3, geographical investigation.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships