GCSE Geography Fieldwork for AQA


Author: Andy Owen

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ISBN 978-1-912190-03-4


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Awarded the Silver Medal in the Geographical Association Publisher Awards 2019, GCSE Geography Fieldwork for AQA, has been written specifically to support students of AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography throughout their fieldwork enquiries. This handbook has everything the student needs to succeed in fieldwork and revise for Paper 3 – including innovative strategies for interrogating resources in the Pre-release resources folder.

  • Clearly written text and images guide students through the how and why of geography fieldwork

  • Engaging activities for classwork or homework consolidate learning

  • Exam style questions and tips help students focus on how to improve

  • Comprehensive coverage of graphs and maps explained in fieldwork contexts

Designed to support the AQA requirements and assessment of fieldwork this handbook provides:

  • no-nonsense explanations for each of the six stages of the enquiry process

  • easy to follow diagrams and methods for data collection

  • strengths and limitations of key fieldwork techniques

  • step-by-step guides to numeracy techniques and text analysis

  • charts, graphs, and maps at your finger tips

  • practical examples of how to investigate physical geography and human geography through fieldwork in a variety of contexts

  • opportunities to practise exam-style questions for Paper 3

  • practical and proven strategies that help students prepare for Paper 3

  • a glossary of key terms used in fieldwork enquiries


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Table of contents

Imprint and acknowledgements
Why do geographers do fieldwork?
How to use this book

Part 1 The enquiry process
Chapter 1 Creating an aim for fieldwork
Chapter 2 How is evidence collected?
Chapter 3 Processing and presenting evidence
Chapter 4 How can evidence be analysed?
Chapter 5 Conclusion
Chapter 6 Evaluation

Part 2 Fieldwork in physical environments
Chapter 7 Coastal investigations
Chapter 8 River investigations
Chapter 9 Upland investigations

Part 3 Fieldwork in human environments
Chapter 10 Urban investigations
Chapter 11 Economic investigations

Part 4 Preparing for Paper 3
Chapter 12 What is assessed in Paper 3?
Chapter 13 Preparing for Section A – Issue Evaluation
Chapter 14 Revising your fieldwork
Chapter 15 Answering questions about fieldwork




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