Analysing Your Castleton GraphsPresentation Transcript
Types of Graphs
You need to include a range of graphs in your coursework, including pie charts, bar graphs and scatter graphs.
Grade A and A* candidates must have statistical analysis of their scatter graphs.
You need graphs for each of the surveys completed on the trip:
When you answer your key questions, you also need to put photos in to back up what you are writing – you will get more marks if some of these are annotated.
Make sure every graph has:
Both axis labelled
Scatter graphs need a trend line
Title Both axis clearly labelled
Analysing Your Graph: What does it show?
Describe what is shown in the graph.
This graph shows the scores given to different environmental features at the Visitors Centre in Castleton. The graph shows that general the environment around the Visitors Centre was poor, with most features scoring only 2 out of 5.
Pick out the numbers or values which support the statement above in 2.
For example, the number of people and the amount of wildlife only scored 1. This suggests that there are a lot of people in this area of Castleton but very little wildlife.
However, the amount of litter and vegetation scored 4, suggesting that these features at the Visitors Centre are good.
Remember on these environmental graphs that: 5 = Excellent 4 = Good 3 = Neutral (no impact) 2 = Poor 1 = Awful
Analysing Your Graph: Why is it like this?
Give reasons for what is shown in the graph .
Features such as the number of people and amount of traffic in this area scored poor or awful because the main car park in Castleton is next to the Visitors Centre. Therefore most people visiting Castleton will visit and have an impact on this area.
However, the amount of litter scored more highly, with 4 – good, because the Visitors Centre is quite new and therefore more litter bins have been installed in this area of Castleton. The amount of vegetation also scored good because shrubs and trees have been planted around the centre and car park to make the area more attractive.
What does this tell you about tourism and it’s management in this part of Castleton?
As most features at the Visitors Centre scored poor (2) or awful (1), this suggests that the environment around the Visitors Centre is not well-managed and therefore tourism is having a detrimental impact on this part of the village. To manage the Visitors Centre better, Castleton Parish Council and the Peak District Park Authority could do more to encourage wildlife by ... (add your own ideas). However, they also need to do more to reduce the amount of people, traffic and noise by ...... (add your own ideas).
How to annotate a photo...
You will get more marks in your coursework if you describe or annotate your photos.
Although many paths on Mam Tor have been replaced by stone, these paths are narrow in places and people still walk on the natural vegetation, causing damage to plants and increasing footpath erosion. There are several natural species of vegetation growing on Mam Tor including grass such as cottongrass and flowering species such as Hawkweed. School parties increase footpath erosion in Castleton and Mam Tor. They also create noise which disturbs wildlife and other footpath users . Fences have been installed at some places on Mam Tor to keep walkers on the footpaths to prevent further erosion.
Make sure your graphs are relevant to the key questions: Choose data which you think is most important in helping answer the key question and hypothesis.
Try to fit your graph and analysis on the same page.
Use a variety of graph styles. Not just bar graphs and pie charts!
Use figure numbers to easily compare graphs e.g. “As can be seen in figure 4..”
Remember it’s not just graphs you need to analyse but any maps, photos, drawings etc which you have created and need to explain.
DON’T FORGET YOUR LAND USE MAP AND SECONDARY DATA GRAPHS THAT YOU HAVE DONE BY HAND