Lyme Regis fieldwork write up

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Instructions and advice to help students complete the field investigation write up for the OCR B examination.

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Lyme Regis fieldwork write up

  1. 1. GCSE GEOGRAPHY LYME REGIS FIELDTRIP October 12 th 2011 South Molton Community College ~ Department of Geography
  2. 2. OCR GCSE GEOGRAPHY SDME – 25% FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION – 15% (1200 words) GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION – 10% GEOGRAPHY EXAM – 50%
  3. 3. WHY IS THERE A NEED TO PROTECT THE COAST IN YOUR CHOSEN AREA? MAIN QUESTION:
  4. 4. WHY IS THERE A NEED TO PROTECT THE COAST IN YOUR CHOSEN AREA? KEY QUESTIONS # WHERE IS THE CHOSEN STUDY AREA? - How can we describe the location of our study area? - What physical features are found in this area? - What human features are found in this area? # IS THERE EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE EROSION AND WEATHERING IN THIS AREA? - What wave patterns can be identified in this area? - What landforms have been created by erosion and weathering? - What other coastal processes are evident in this area? # WHAT METHODS OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED TO PROTECT THIS AREA? - What methods of hard engineering can be identified in this area? - What methods of soft engineering can be identified in this area? - How effective are coastal defence solutions in this area? # ARE AGEING COASTAL DEFENCES DETERIORATING? - What evidence can we find of coastal defences being destroyed by the sea? # WHAT RISKS EXIST TO LOCAL PROPERTIES AND AMENITIES? - Can we find buildings or services under threat? # WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THIS AREA OF PROJECTED SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE FUTURE? - How will rising sea levels affect this area? - What will this area be like in the future?
  5. 5. WHERE IS OUR STUDY LOCATION?
  6. 6. WHERE IS OUR STUDY LOCATION?
  7. 7. WHERE IS OUR STUDY LOCATION?
  8. 8. WHERE IS OUR STUDY LOCATION?
  9. 10. <ul><li>COVER PAGE </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Name and exam number </li></ul><ul><li>School and centre number (54139) </li></ul><ul><li>Unit code and fieldwork title (OCR B Geography J385; Fieldwork Unit B562) </li></ul><ul><li>A photograph to illustrate the fieldwork or location </li></ul><ul><li>2. INTRODUCTION (200 words) </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>The investigation title question </li></ul><ul><li>Key questions </li></ul><ul><li>Background information to explain what the question is about, and how it links to the specification </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant information about the location </li></ul><ul><li>A map to show the general location of the study area </li></ul><ul><li>A map to show the specific study area </li></ul><ul><li>A table of any key vocabulary used in the exercise </li></ul>SESSION ONE
  10. 11. <ul><li>COVER PAGE </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Name and exam number </li></ul><ul><li>School and centre number (54139) </li></ul><ul><li>Unit code and fieldwork title (OCR B Geography J385; Fieldwork Unit B562) </li></ul><ul><li>A photograph to illustrate the fieldwork or location </li></ul><ul><li>2. INTRODUCTION (200 words) </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>The investigation title question </li></ul><ul><li>Key questions </li></ul><ul><li>Background information to explain what the question is about, and how it links to the specification </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant information about the location </li></ul><ul><li>A map to show the general location of the study area </li></ul><ul><li>A map to show the specific study area </li></ul><ul><li>A table of any key vocabulary used in the exercise </li></ul>SESSION ONE <ul><li>Mark Scheme level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Applies background information to show a </li></ul><ul><li>detailed knowledge and understanding of </li></ul><ul><li>the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Shows clear awareness of the context of the </li></ul><ul><li>investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Clear organisational and communication </li></ul><ul><li>skills </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a variety of techniques to locate and </li></ul><ul><li>describe the study area </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>3. DATA COLLECTION (100 words) </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>A brief description of fieldwork techniques used to collect primary data </li></ul><ul><li>A table describing the different techniques used, and why you chose them: </li></ul><ul><li>KEY Q DATA COLL METHOD DESCRIPTION WHY DATA IMP </li></ul><ul><li>A map showing where data was collected </li></ul><ul><li>An outline of problems encountered in data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Scheme Level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence from a wide range of sources </li></ul><ul><li>including fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough description and explanation </li></ul><ul><li>of collected evidence </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>DATA PRESENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>A RANGE OF DIFFERENT METHODS including some that are more complex. Use – annotated maps, annotated sketches, annotated photos, tables of figures, graphs & written word </li></ul><ul><li>Data that is presented neatly and accurately </li></ul><ul><li>TITLES on all maps, graphs etc </li></ul><ul><li>ANNOTATIONS on all maps, photos & sketches </li></ul>SESSION TWO <ul><li>Mark Scheme Level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough description and explanation of </li></ul><ul><li>collected evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate presentation using a range of </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate techniques </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>DATA ANALYSIS (700 words) </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>A written DESCRIPTION for every set of data you collected. Say WHAT the map, graph, sketch etc shows </li></ul><ul><li>EXPLAIN with evidence and reasons why the map, graph, sketch shows what it does </li></ul><ul><li>State any LINKS that can be found between the different sets of data </li></ul>SESSION THREE <ul><li>Mark Scheme Level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed analysis and interpretation of </li></ul><ul><li>information to reach a thorough conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough description and explanation of </li></ul><ul><li>collected evidence </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>CONCLUSION (150 words) </li></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>First write down the question that we are trying to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to key questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use EVIDENCE to answer the question. Include results/evidence to support your answer </li></ul>SESSION FOUR <ul><li>Mark Scheme Level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Written work well focused on the question and </li></ul><ul><li>does not exceed the word limit </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed analysis and interpretation of </li></ul><ul><li>information to reach a thorough conclusion </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>2. EVALUATION (50 words) </li></ul><ul><li>You need to measure how effective your investigationInclude: </li></ul><ul><li>First write down the question that we are trying to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to key questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use EVIDENCE to answer the question. Include results/evidence to support your answer </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Scheme Level Three </li></ul><ul><li>Written work well focused on the question and </li></ul><ul><li>does not exceed the word limit </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed analysis and interpretation of </li></ul><ul><li>information to reach a thorough conclusion </li></ul>

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