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GCSE / IGCSE Geography - Fieldwork

Date of publication: 2017-08-30 15:15

Abstract - As you begin to study at a higher level post 66/ undergraduate / university / postgraduate you will need to include an abstract section instead. This is a summary in one paragraph of the entire work including results and conclusion. In academic publications the abstract is useful as it allows others to quickly judge if your work is relevant and of interest to them and warrant more detailed reading. It provides a similar role to the summarised content you find on the back covers of books. The most difficult aspect in writing an abstract is trying to summarise a long and complex report in a short paragraph without leaving out anything important.

ALevel Geography Coursework: AQA Independent Investigation

Limited demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the techniques appropriate for analysing field data and information and for representing results.

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Your science report title should be short but detailed enough to accurately describe the work that has been carried out. At the top of your report you should also include the date and your name (the author) and the name of any collaborators if there were any.

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Precise demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the techniques appropriate for analysing field data and information and for representing results.

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Students are required to undertake an independent investigation. This must incorporate a significant element of fieldwork. The fieldwork undertaken as part of the individual investigation may be based on either human or physical aspects of geography, or a combination of both. They may incorporate field data and/or evidence from field investigations collected individually or in groups. What is important is that students work on their own on contextualising, analysing and reporting of their work to produce an independent investigation with an individual title that demonstrates required fieldwork knowledge, skills and understanding.

This is where you review your data and state your opinions and arguments of what the results show AT LENGTH. A half page conclusion is not going to get you a good grade. You should quote the data in the results section in support of the scientific conclusion you are making. Such as "as can be seen by graph 8 there is a marked difference between group A and group B which allows the conclusion that..." etc.

Imprecise demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the techniques appropriate for analysing field data and information and for representing results.

Preparation must involve enquiry work outside the classroom, to include data collection in the field and might include, for example, data collected in specialist study venues, work experience settings, internet research and use of library or archive.

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