1.Why did D.I. locate on the south west edge of Sunderland? 2.What environmental impact does D.I. have on the local area? 3.How and why do peoples views and opinions vary on the development of sites such as D.I.? 4.Does Sunderland need a modern business park such as D.I.? 5.Is access to D.I. by all forms of transport adequate for the travelling public at all times during the day? 6.How can the site of D.I. be described as an ideal location for a footloose industry? 7.Do the people in East Herrington and/or Moorside need a business park and should it be built in this area? The coursework is based around one or two of the following questions: -
G.C.S.E. GEOGRAPHY COURSEWORK The coursework is based around two questions: - 1.Why did D.I. locate on the south west edge of Sunderland? 2.What environmental impact does D.I. have on the local area? The coursework should be based on: - a. Work in lessons. b. Work at home. c. Evidence of the use of ICT. All work must be neatly presented in your own handwriting or using a word processor. All rough work and collected data must be presented with the final study. RISK ASSESSMENT Ensure you do a full risk assessment before you begin any coursework. (This includes such issues as road safety, doing surveys with people and never working on your own – YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO FIELDWORK WITH ANOTHER PUPIL OR BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.)
STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY 1.TITLE –This should be in the form of questions to be answered in the study. You may wish to design a front cover for this study. 1.Why did D.I. locate on the south west edge of Sunderland? 2.What environmental impact does D.I. have on the local area? Try to briefly answer these questions from your own observations, but say that these are initial views that need to be more fully investigated. Try to devise some other questions that may be posed based on the two initial questions. This is a brief introduction
2.INTRODUCTION-SETTING THE SCENE - In this section you will introduce the topic or issue that you are investigating. This can be done by: - 1.Investigating the issue using textbooks. Using this information try to explain why DI should locate on the edge of the city of Sunderland. P36-37 Wider world –the urban / rural fringe. P138 KG 1 p138 - Reasons for industry on the edge-of- city. P28-29 Wider World – Urban land use models. Looking at any theories or ideas that you might be able to prove or disprove when answering the chosen questions (e.g. industrial location, urban model theory or footloose industry which are described in the textbooks).
2.Breaking down the main question into a small number of key questions by doing a brainstorm for each of the questions. 1.Why did D.I. locate on the south west edge of Sunderland?
2.What environmental impact does D.I. have on the local area?
3.Locating D.I. using local and national maps. Show where DI is found on a variety of different maps of UK, regional and local maps. You may wish to do a comparison between maps of DI before and after it was built. All maps must include a title and key. It is also a good idea to include labels/annotations.
4.Giving a visual impression of the place using photographs. These photographs are on the disk and they need to be printed out and brought to school. These photographs need to be labelled to show evidence of environmental pollution and where it is located and/or an edge of city location.
5.Can you compare/contrast this area with another similar/different area with the same/differing types of industry. Is the site of industry in other parts of Sunderland different to that of DI. e.g. industry near the River Wear or other industrial estates that may be older.
4.HOW WAS YOUR INFORMATION COLLECTED? (330/165 words for sections 4 and 5) PRIMARY INFORMATION- This is unprocessed data you have collected yourself from: - 1.observations 2.sketches with labels that you draw of D.I. buildings to try to help to answer the initial questions at the beginning of the coursework study. 3.photographs that should be labelled or you could do a labelled sketch of a photograph to answer the questions asked at the start of this coursework. 4.questionnaire surveys-This is the best method!!!! You should design a questionnaire to try to help to answer the questions at the start of the survey. Choose 10 or more people to answer the survey. You can ask 5 or more questions. You can give the survey to other students, local people, family or friends and DI workers. You can use this information to do a variety of graphs that can then be analysed to see if they answer the initial questions at the beginning of the survey.
4.HOW WAS YOUR INFORMATION COLLECTED?(continued ) 5.letters can be written to try to ask for information about DI. This research can be done by writing to firms at DI. 6.Interviews that may be taped or written down. You could ask questions about DI to other pupils, workers at DI, people who live near DI or anyone who has an interest in DI. Remember the questions must be about the environment and/or its location on the edge of Sunderland 7.Do your own-recorded video of DI. 8.Traffic surveys- do a survey to show how many cars move through DI during a day. Show when most traffic moves through the area i.e. rush hour. Try to look at the problems of pollution caused by traffic in the DI area.
SECONDARY INFORMATION- This is information from: - 1.Maps – O.S.maps, local maps, regional maps and national maps. 3. books- text books and books from the library. 2.The Internet- you can look at the examples at the end of this guide or type in Doxford International Business Park. 4. newspapers- look for information in the Sunderland Echo which is available from the newsagents or from the local library.Some examples of newspaper extracts are available in school. 5. television- Look at TV programmes from BBC Look North and othervideo tapes to see if the two original questions can be proved or disproved.
EXAMPLES OF HOW TO COLLECT INFORMATION-This can be done in a number of ways such as: - 1.letter 2.photographs 3.field sketches 4.the Internet 5.your own visual observations 6.questionnaires 7.newspapers 8.Interviews with people 9.traffic surveys 10.visits to library