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Posted on: 29/06/2023

Year 10 GCSE Geography Fieldwork Enquiry

On Friday 23rd June 2023 the Year 10 GCSE geographers completed their fieldwork enquiry within a physical environment along the river Ilston, located on the Gower peninsula in Swansea. 

The pupils collected relevant data from two different sites to include Ilston and Parkmill (Gower Inn).  A range of fieldwork equipment such as measuring tapes, metre rulers, flowmeters, stop watches, callipers, ranging poles and clinometers were used to measure and record channel width, depth, velocity, size of material, angularity of the slip-off slopes and the height of river cliffs.  The pupils will use the data to investigate how river flow changes from source to mouth.  The pupils also visited Mumbles as a human environment, also located on the Gower peninsula to collect quantitative and qualitative data in the form of questionnaires.  The aim of the questionnaires was to find out people’s perceptions of Mumbles as well as the sphere of influence. 

The fieldwork enquiry (unit 3) is worth 20% of the final GCSE geography qualification and will begin in December 2023.        

Written by Mr S Draper




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