GCSE Geography Fieldwork for WJEC


Author: Andy Owen

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ISBN 978-1-912190-01-0


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The new WJEC Geography GCSE puts fieldwork at its heart. This easy to use handbook, written specifically to support WJEC requirements, provides all you need to excel in your Fieldwork Enquiry and non-examination assessment (NEA).

Designed to support students throughout their fieldwork enquiries, this handbook provides:

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

  • easy to follow diagrams

  • strengths and limitations of key fieldwork techniques and sampling strategies

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

  • charts, graphs, and maps at your finger tips

  • descriptions of how the set WJEC methodologies can be used in the fieldwork enquiry process

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

  • ideas to help students compile their fieldwork portfolios and detailed advice on how to prepare for the NEA

  • a glossary of key terms used in fieldwork enquiries

Part of the Fieldwork in Action series


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Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.

Table of contents

Imprint and acknowledgements

Chapter 1 GCSE fieldwork – Essential facts
Section 1: The enquiry process
Chapter 2 Creating an aim for fieldwork
Chapter 3 How is evidence collected?
Chapter 4 Processing and presenting evidence
Chapter 5 How can evidence be analysed?
Chapter 6 Conclusion
Chapter 7 Evaluation

Section 2: Methodologies
Chapter 8 Flows
Chapter 9 Transects
Chapter 10 Qualitative Data
Chapter 11 Change over time

Section 3: Concepts
Chapter 12 The concept of Place
Chapter 13 The concept of Sphere of Influence
Chapter 14 The concept of Cycles and Flows
Chapter 15 The concept of Mitigating Risk
Chapter 16 The concept of Sustainability
Chapter 17 The concept of Inequality

Section 4: Preparing for your NEA
Chapter 18 How WJEC fieldwork is assessed
Chapter 19 How to prepare for Unit 3
Chapter 20 Example questions



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