Geographers analyse our city

Report by Mr Wilkinson

On Wednesday 13 December, Year 11 GCSE Geographers undertook fieldwork in and around the city centre in preparation for the paper 3 exam in the summer.

The fieldwork content and skills were developed by the Geography Department at LJMU and special thanks go out to Dr Kirby and Dr Morrisey who were instrumental in devising a forward thinking, visionary approach to data collection for human Geography fieldwork, notoriously a challenging area to collect high quality quantitative data.

So what was the fieldwork? In the morning pupils studied regeneration and rebranding in and around the Baltic Triangle. Mr Watkins, a former Geography teacher at the College was in his element sharing his knowledge and understanding of Human Geography with the pupils.

In the afternoon pupils collected data comparing Liverpool One and Bold Street, 'is Liverpool a home town or a clone town?' The pupils' data collection will answer this interesting question.

The day was a great success, pupils braved the weather and their enthusiasm and engagement was exceptional.

Thank you to Miss Heron, Miss Halpin and Mr Watkins for their help.


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