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Workshop 3. How to prepare students for the fieldwork examination questions. Garry Simmons Head of Geography, Bethany School, Kent. Workshop Outcomes. You will walk out of the door with practical ideas 2. You will have prepared materials ready to use with your students.

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how to prepare students for the fieldwork examination questions

Workshop 3

How to prepare students for the fieldwork examination questions

Garry Simmons

Head of Geography, Bethany School, Kent

workshop outcomes
Workshop Outcomes
  • You will walk out of the door with practical ideas

2. You will have prepared materials ready to use with your students.

3. To network with other teachers on the same A Level spec.

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Virtuous Sequence– This is the idea that the fieldwork and research process needs to be ‘closed’. This means fully written-up in a way suitable for the exam once the field day has been completed. This should be a shared group activity to cover the work more quickly.

how do the exam specifications compare
How do the Exam specifications compare?
  • All exam specifications have a balance of fieldwork and research.
edexcel questions
Edexcel Questions

Answer BOTH questions:

January 2010 Unit 2 AS paper; 40 minutes for both Qs

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Edexcel Questions

This sort of compulsory question sometimes appears:

January 2009 Unit 2 AS paper; 10 minutes

aqa questions unit 2 compulsory
AQA Questions – Unit 2 compulsory

Q2: Answer all parts

May 2009 Unit 2 AS paper; 30 minutes

aqa questions unit 4 optional
AQA Questions – Unit 4 optional

Section A: Answer all parts

Specimen Unit 4 A2 paper; 60 minutes

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AQA Questions – Unit 4 optional

Section B: Answer all parts

Specimen Unit 4 A2 paper; 30 minutes

ocr questions
OCR Questions

Section A: Choose ONE of three questions like this:

Specimen Unit 4 A2 paper, 30 minutes

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OCR Questions

Section B: Answer BOTH questions:

Specimen Unit 4 A2 paper, 60 minutes

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Extract from a techniques matrix

Adapted from Unit 2 Guide – Philip Allan Updates

This can be a useful way of reviewing and revising the topic of study. Sharpens terminology and fieldwork range.

Customise and adapt this generic list to hit your fieldwork and research

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AQA Unit 2 Geographical Skills Paper:

The exam will assess the ability of candidates to apply their knowledge and skills to unseen information/resources and with reference to fieldwork.

A range of skills taken from at least three of the six categories – basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical will be examined in each exam series.

AQA Fieldwork skills needed for Unit 4 optional A2 exam

plenary
Plenary

Cue Card Q&A

Further Training:

Edexcel –Philip Allan updates courses

AQA -

OCR –

Don’t forget to exchange email addresses

plenary workshop outcomes
Plenary: Workshop Outcomes
  • You will walk out of the door with practical ideas

2. You will have prepared materials ready to use with your students.

3. To network with other teachers on the same A Level spec.

fieldwork rigour
Fieldwork rigour
  • It is important to remember that fieldwork & research questions are trying to assess skills, as well as application of knowledge and understanding.
  • Correct use of language, as well as reference to sampling may be appropriate (sample type and sample size).
  • Discuss how sites were chosen; consider the suitability of different presentation and analytical tools (means and medians etc).
  • Make sure that any conclusions drawn relate to the original aims of what you were trying to study.

Geography Review, GeoFile and GeoFactsheets may all be relevant

research in the exam important to mention
Research in the exam – important to mention
  • There are lots of that you can use…but get to together a hot picks list (quote URL / organisation in exam)
  • List of local sources, e.g. Newspaper, Local Authority, Wildlife Trusts, blogs / forums etc.
  • Other publications
moving up the mark scheme understanding the q
Moving up the Mark scheme..understanding the Q

Your own work

Fieldwork AND research

Watch for urban / rural rubric issues

You need to address this part to access the higher level marks

mark schemes make the leap from l3 l4
Mark schemes....make the leap from L3-L4

Look at past mark schemes and reports to see how it is possible to make the leap from L3 – L4. You need to include details + judgments in our Edexcel example linked to rebranding