Year Ten Unit Four: Fieldwork Skills
This unit is made up of the first part of Section B of Paper 3 of the AQA GCSE Geography specification. Students study a range of fieldwork skills and techniques relating to unfamiliar fieldwork.
- The difference between primary and secondary data and how this data can be collected.
- The different ways in which data can be presented and analysed.
- Ability to analyse and interpret data using appropriate statistical techniques
- Ability to analyses and evaluate methods of data collection and presentation.
- Ability to understand the most appropriate methods of data collection and presentation.
Links to previous study (where applicable):
- Links to investigation and enquiry techniques studied at Key Stage Three
- Link to prior learning at KS4 – applying learning to exam-style questions relating to KSU.
Links to future study / the wider world (where applicable):
- Links to the remainder of Section B of Paper 3.
- Link to A Level e.g. AQA A Level – Geography Fieldwork Investigation
Number of Lessons: Approx. 6 lessons (some lessons take longer than one hour to complete)
Sequence of lessons:
- Types of Data
- Presenting Data
- Analysing Results and reaching conclusions
- OUP GCSE Geography Textbook for AQA: Pages 326 - 342
- Teacher-prepared PowerPoint activities for each lesson
- Exam papers from previous exam series
Method(s) of assessment:
- Summative assessment in Autumn Term of Year 11, after the remainder of the fieldwork part of the specification has been completed.
- Assessed as part of December Mock in Year 11.
- Final assessment: assessed within Paper 3 (sat in June of Year 11)
Use of assessment result(s):
- Used to identify areas of weakness in terms of knowledge and skills. Addressed throughout the remainder of the course.