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  • Coursework Intro 2009

    1. 1. GCSE Geography Coursework 2008/09
    2. 2. Why are you making me do coursework? <ul><li>Coursework… </li></ul><ul><li>makes up 25% of your final grade </li></ul><ul><li>is a compulsory part of the course </li></ul><ul><li>develops essential Geographical skills </li></ul><ul><li>offers ALL students a chance to get a grade they can be really pleased with. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The good news… <ul><li>There is a strong relationship between coursework marks and final GCSE grades. </li></ul><ul><li>Basically – good coursework = good GCSE grade. </li></ul>GCSE Grade Coursework Mark
    4. 4. The good news… <ul><li>You have very good teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>You will get as much help as you ask for. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get your coursework checked regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework rewards hard workers. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What’s the coursework all about? <ul><li>Coastal erosion on the North Norfolk Coast </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where are we going?
    7. 7. What do I need to do before I go? <ul><li>Complete an Introduction and Background . </li></ul><ul><li>These MUST be completed before you go. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Background information <ul><li>An AONB </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Sand dunes </li></ul><ul><li>Salt marshes </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Villages </li></ul>
    9. 9. How is it changing? <ul><li>Eroding at around 1m per year </li></ul><ul><li>Defences collapsing </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why is it eroding so much? <ul><li>Cliffs are clay and sands and gravels </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Waves can have a long </li></ul><ul><li>fetch </li></ul>Why is it eroding so much?
    12. 12. Why is it eroding so much? <ul><li>Longshore Drift </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why is it eroding so much? <ul><li>Sea defences are old </li></ul>
    14. 14. What can be done? <ul><li>There are 4 possible strategies… </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the line </li></ul><ul><li>Advance the line </li></ul><ul><li>Do nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Managed retreat </li></ul>
    15. 15. Why not just hold the line? <ul><li>Cost of defences… </li></ul>£5000 per metre £1500 per metre £1000 per metre
    16. 17. Where do you fit in? <ul><li>Your possible hypotheses… </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal defences at West Runton are effective at preventing erosion. </li></ul><ul><li>The coastline at West Runton should be defended against all future erosion. </li></ul>

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