A Busy Year!
It has been a busy year for the Geography Department, providing opportunities for our students to learn in the field. Please read a summary here by clicking on the image....
It has been a busy year for the Geography Department, providing opportunities for our students to learn in the field.
Year 13 successfully completed their non-examined investigation, worth 20% of their A level grade following a visit to Scarborough and Hornsea in the Autumn term. The students planned and carried out data collection independently, investigating a theme of their choice ranging from the perception of crime, to the sustainability of tourism in coastal areas.
Year 12 have been busy investigating the regeneration of Sheffield and the impact that improvements such as the Moor regeneration project have had on the city centre. As well as this we enjoyed a windy but dry day out at the seaside. On the 26th April we visited the coastal town of Cleethorpes to carry out an investigation into the sustainability of the coastal defences. As well as working hard to measure the beach and assess the defences we managed to find time to sample the local cuisine at the largest fish and chip shop in Europe!
Year 11 have completed their compulsory fieldwork elements within Sheffield, visiting the River Porter, to investigate changes in the river channel, and the residential areas of Sharrow and Norton, to investigate inequalities within the city. The data and results were then used to prepare students for Paper 3 of their GCSE Geography.
Year 7 took part in the annual Castleton visit in collaboration with the History department. It is no mean feat to run a visit for the whole year group but it was extremely successful with students having the opportunity to visit Peveril Castle, Treak Cliff Cavern and the ‘broken road’ as well as investigation the changing and use in the national park. A massive thank you to Mrs Cousins and all the staff that helped either on the day or behind the scenes to organise the trip.
Already we are planning and looking forward to the next academic year, building in more opportunities to learn in the field, both within the UK and internationally with visits planned for Italy and Iceland!