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New field trips now being developed for the 2016 WJEC
Geography GCSE spec.
With the new NEA in Unit 3 rather than controlled assessment Nature Days are
developing days to cover the specification.
Contact Dawn Thomas at Nature Days to book for the next academic year.
The days which are being developed are outlined below but more will be developed
as schools enquire and also as the conceptual framework is published by WJEC.
All days aim to engage learners in the whole process and enable them to become
independent learners so necessary in the progression towards an independent
investigation at A level.
Fieldwork days can combine a human and physical context in one location where
possible.
Geographical skills day.
Providing opportunities for student to learn how to use field techniques and
undertake data collection.
A day which can incorporate both coastal landforms; sand dunes, and urban
fieldwork in one location.
This covers methodologies, the enquiry process and mathematical and statistical
skills.
Fieldwork Methodologies:
Geographical flows:
Infiltration rates in various soils.
Interception rates in various vegetation types
Discharge rates compared to rainfall
Longitudinal survey of downstream changes in a river
Beach deposition LSD surveys.
Cycles and Flows:
Flow of data using mobile phones and commuter movements
Microclimate surveys looking at movement of litter, wind, heat, location of solar
panels.
Comparing river flows in contrasting river stages.
Identifying seasonal change in a local ecosystem.
Also days to cover the Key ideas spec content.
Key idea 1;
Landscapes and Physical Processes.
River landforms - change over time. Causes of flooding and prevention.
River features measurements - sinuosity, sediment sorting.
Coastal landforms- change over time.
Climate impact on discharge and landform change.
Key idea 4.1:
Coastal Hazards and their management.
Key idea 5.2:
Weather patterns and process.
Microclimate in Urban area or across a sanddune transect.
Key Idea 5.3:
Processes and interactions within ecosystems.
Small scale ecosystem Sand dunes, hedgerow, salt marsh,
Key idea 5.4:
Human activity and ecosystems processes.
The impact of management and human activity on ecosystems.
Key Idea 8.2:
Management of ecosystems.
As well as AS and A level field trips.
For example:
Coastal landscapes:
Sand dune field survey including plant identification.
Salt marsh field survey including plant identification.
Field studies of the impact of extreme weather events on beach profiles.
Field survey of human impact on coastal environments.
Global systems: Water and Carbon cycles.
River discharge investigation.
Field survey of flooding levels and management.
Field measurements of dissolved carbon carried by water.
Phenology studies.
Global Governance:
Field studies of beach sea borne material.
Field studies of invasive species.
Contemporary Themes in Geography.
Ecosystems: Field surveys of:
SSSi/NNR.
The threats to an ecosystem from tourism.
Sand dune.
Impact of trampling on vegetation.
Salt marsh.
Succession.
Effects of burning on ecosystems.
Woodland management.
Ecosystem management.
Energy challenge and Dilemmas:
Investigation of potential sites for location of wind farms.
Survey of environmental impacts of alternative energy schemes.
Weather and climate:
Field survey of microclimate.
Nature Days are also devising days to help facilitate the NEA individual Investigation
at A2.
For bookings for next academic year or advice contact Dawn Thomas at Nature
Days.
Nature Days
[email protected]
www.naturedays.co.uk
07779950126