Geography Fieldwork to Birmingham City Centre
On Friday 4th May, a number of Year 10 students undertook their Geography fieldwork to Birmingham City Centre. This was the first of two fieldtrips that they will go on to collect and analyse data in preparation for the Geographical skills exam that they will sit in the summer of Year 11.
Students were put into groups and individually completed a number of surveys at 5 locations around the city centre in order to test the hypothesis: ‘Regeneration of Birmingham City Centre has had a positive effect on the quality of environment’. The surveys carried out included: a pedestrian count, a traffic count, a quality of environment survey and field annotations. The surveys were completed during the morning and then again in the afternoon to gauge the effect that different times of the day may have had. There was also a little bit of time for them to visit the Bullring and make a couple of purchases!
Students will now be using the data to produce a range of graphs in order for them to analyse and test whether their hypothesis was correct or not ready for the summer.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and conducted themselves in an appropriate manner. Well done Year 10!