Year 10 Geography

With half term over the Year 10 Geographers were straight back into exam focus with their first of two required field trips to Stratford and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This was an opportunity for the Year 10s to gain valuable data and fieldwork experience.

The students began the day arriving at the Aquatic Centre followed by a briefing of the day and the focus of the investigation sitting in front of the iconic Olympic stadium home to West Ham United. Students were asked to consider how the economic activity has been developed in the area.

We visited Hackney Wick and Fish Island to see the striking contrast between the QEOP that has been heavily regenerated and Hackney that has been left. The area showed the students excellent evidence of social division and the divide between the rich and poor.

Students collected a range of data at these locations before returning the QEOP. Here they took the opportunity to collect data on their own and practice the fieldwork methods discussed over lunch.

The students understood the value of the day, completed the task and as always were ambassadors for the school. They will now present their findings and practice paper 3 exam questions in preparation for the 2019 summer exams.

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Mr N S Woodville

Head of Geography

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