Our Year 11 geographers recently went on a trip to York to support their GCSE Geography fieldwork. They have been asking “How positive are the impacts of tourism in York?”. The day started with a guided tour in the morning followed by independent fieldwork in small groups. Their investigations included pedestrian counts, traffic counts, environmental quality surveys, land use surveys and the use of questionnaires. Once their fieldwork was complete, the group had time to explore beautiful York before heading home.
The students’ observations and the data they have collected on the trip will help them with their GCSE examinations in the summer, where one of the Geography papers will ask them about their own fieldwork.
Mr Sellers, Head of Geography, said:
“This was a lovely bunch of students who conducted themselves perfectly and coped well with the demands of working independently in an unfamiliar setting.”