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A level coastal fieldwork

coastal fieldwork

This presentation, written by Andy Owen, is one of a range of resources which the GA has developed in partnership with the Environment Agency. It provides support for students of A level geography who have decided to locate their independent investigation (NEA or non-examined assessment) in a coastal environment, and it focuses on planning and the literature review.

The literature review is an important element of any independent investigation: students need to show evidence that they understand the geographical generalisations (models or concepts or theories) that underpin their investigation.

This presentation reminds students about two important generalisations that help explain coastal landforms and coastal processes: it briefly examines equilibrium and sediment cells.

It goes on to provide four worked examples so that students can practise reading and interpreting four different types of literature that might help them develop and conduct an independent investigation on the North Norfolk coast.

Download: A Level Coastal Fieldwork PowerPoint Presentation

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