On Friday 10th May, the Year 10 Geography students visited Stratford in London to begin their preparations for the fieldwork requirement of their GCSE exam in 2020. The students visited Stratford to compare the quality of life in two contrasting areas. Their aim for the day was to investigate how and why quality of life varies in Stratford.

The students were investigating what the different challenges the area is still facing and how the quality of life varies between two different sites (Carpenters Estate and the Olympic Village). For each site, the students completed typical fieldwork techniques in order to help them answer their enquiry question. This included an environmental quality assessment, crime risk assessment, perception survey, quality of life analysis and an annotated field sketch.

Since returning to school, students have been working very hard presenting their results and writing up their findings in order to come to a conclusion ready for their exam next year.

Miss S Hollis

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