News Geography Field Course 23.09.2021

Upper Sixth geography students spent the weekend undertaking geographical investigations in our local area as part of their A Level and IB coursework.

With so much to study in the local area, the students investigated a wide range of geography phenomena. In Ravenscourt Park, a group of physical geographers investigated carbon storage and infiltration rates. Over in Shepherd’s Bush, IB and A Level geographers examined the impact of urban change on Shepherd’s Bush Market by interviewing the market manager and surveying local shoppers. Another group spent the weekend looking at crime and safety around Hammersmith Broadway, whilst two groups went over to Notting Hill to study a range of topics, including one investigation into at the gentrification of cafes, and another looking at the impact of the Carnival on the local area. After two days out collecting data, the students returned to the classroom to process and analyse their data using a range of statistical and mapping techniques.

Upper Sixth Geography coursework represents the culmination of many years of field work and it is always a pleasure to see the students take what they have learned throughout their time at Godolphin and apply it to a geographical issue that interests them.