Last week was a busy one for the Geography department. On Monday the Year 10 Geographers completed field trips to the Urban Farm in The Hague and Biesland farm in Delft. The aim of these trips was to take the curriculum outside the classroom and to develop an understanding of systems, scale and sustainability as part of the Geography syllabus. Over 70 students completed tours of the two very different farming environments and gained a great insight into their inputs, processes and sustainability. The information gained will feed into a summative assessment regarding 'Feeding a Hungry Planet'.
By Bella Mandry
On Tuesday the Year 12 Geographers spent the afternoon at the beach, thankfully in good weather. The aim of this additional time is to introduce a range of fieldwork skills, which are a key aspect of the Internal Assessment required for success in this subject. The internal assessment for Geography counts towards 25% of the final grade for standard level students and 20% for higher level students.
During the afternoon over 50 students along with staff cycled to the beach to undertake a number of primary data collection techniques in preparation for the Schiermonnikoog field trip in June. This involved the use of a variety of equipment, students also learned more about the importance of controlling variables and sampling. This workshop ensured that students are equipped with good practice prior to the field trips, allowing a greater quality and quantity of data collection in the field.