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The Royal Harbour


Urban Study in Margate

On Tuesday 11th July, Year 10 geography students went on a trip to Margate to complete some field work studies. Students did field sketches of the jetty, the old town and the high street and completed surveys to show levels of deprivation and the quality of the environment in each.

Students discussed the decline of the high street and why this is, linking it to Birmingham (which they studied as part of the 'changing cities' topic earlier on in the year). Students made comparisons between the 3 areas and came up with reasons as to why there was such a contrast. They then walked in the direction of Palm Bay to study different residential areas and to identify any patterns. This work will contribute to their urban studies for paper 3 and their following lesson was spent evaluating their study, looking at ways it could have been improved and beginning to present the data by completing word clouds, pie charts and land use maps.


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