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Why not make your controlled assessment stand out a little bit from the rest? Take your research a step further and consider comparing to another stretch of coastline. After all, the topic is ‘How distinctive is your coast?’ and to answer this it would make sense to compare the processes, landforms, land use and management of different coasts in order to make a decision. You know it makes sense.

Below are some links for those of you who are feeling adventurous. They are for a stretch of coastline at Reculver, in Kent. This area of coast is bordered by the North Sea and exposed to high rates of erosion – typically up to 2metres a year. The geology is soft, low resistant rock – particularly Sandstone & Clay – which is lying on top of Chalk. This mix is structurally weak since the less resistant rock is prone to slumping and saturation, and so slides over the more resistant chalk – like a gooey cake collapsing. The area is also a SSSI, just like Hengistbury Head. Reculver is part of a country park, just like Hengistbury. It is famous for having historic towers and has been an ancient site since Roman times – just like H.H. was also a historic fort on the headland.

What you might start to be realising is that perhaps H.H. and Reculver in themselves are not naturally distinctive. Geomorphic processes might be very similar. Longshore drift and erosion occurs at both. Landforms are similar – both areas have headlands and suffer cliff clumping.  Hengistbury Head does have Mudeford Spit which is different, but spits are not that unusual. So perhaps what is distinctive about these places is how humans have used and altered them? Perhaps land use is distinctive. Both areas have tourism but maybe for different reasons. Both are protected as SSSI, perhaps for different reasons. Maybe it is how people think and feel about a place that makes it distinctive?

These are questions to maybe consider and research more yourself. I can tell you one distinctive feature for Reculver though….it is where my parents got engaged. So who knows, perhaps without Reculver I would not even exist – and then where would you be?!!! :-p


Flickr – slideshow of images

Fotobabblerecap on coastal processes

Photosynth – 360 panoramas at Reculver

Google Earth tour – distinctive coastlines  (find link in the presentation)

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Your teacher will check your progress each lesson to ensure that you are on track and this will be recorded on the class tracker spreadsheet that you will see each lesson.

class progress tracker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to get the help you need as we go along, during the ‘Setting the Scene’ phase your teacher is able to help – this is not an option once we get to High Control so seek help immediately!

Below is the resource for your Data Collection lesson. Remember to keep your ‘www’ tracker and target sheet up to date and in your folder. Every 4 lessons your teacher will review your target sheet and give you feedback with a new target.

 

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This is for year 10 doing your controlled assessment Fieldwork Focus project.

Below is the powerpoint from your introduction lesson. Remember, we are here to help and there are so many ways you can get support. Such as:

- this website, find links to lesson resources. Just search the tag cloud or the search button.

- Mr Rogers’ blog : www.daviderogers.org.uk then search Hengistbury Head

- www.facebook.com/classroomgeography – find images and example work

- www.flickr.com/classroomgeography – find images from previous years and from this year’s trips to include in your report

- email us or tweet @priorygeography

- come to workshops, every Wednesday in Room 18, 19

 

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Here are the links for all the lesson support material you have had in class. Remember, this project is worth 36 marks and you are responsible for completing all the introduction work, data presentation and preparation work by 1st June – after this you will get an exam time to turn up and do the final high control Analysis and Conclusion, job done!

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Here are the resources you will need to refer to for your controlled assessment.

Remember, the exam Q is ‘Why is there a need to protect the coast in your chosen area?’

You will need to create your own key questions to investigate, follow the enquiry process to collect data on the field trip, then analyse this data to come up with a conclusion about the question. Remember to keep evaluating the different techniques you use as well as this is important, keep a reference page/bibliography of any secondary resources you use, and acknowledge/reference the source of any extra information/images you get (e.g. if you copy a photo from flickr then acknowledge it, don’t pretend it’s your own).

The area is Hengistbury Head, Dorset. You gain most of the points from your own data collection but you can supplement this with secondary research of your own. You should collect your own observations, photographs, etc. .

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How does land use influence coastal management schemes? How does management differ from one area to another?

 

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Comparison of types of coastal management: soft and hard engineering.

 

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Headlands, bays and coves

Landforms created by erosion.

 

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Erosional landform features….how are wave cut platforms created?

 

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