The L5 Geography students will be completing field work for their GCSE at Margam Discovery Centre between Monday 19 March and Thursday 22 March.
Margam Discovery Centre is situated within Margam Park, an 850 acre country estate situated on the narrow coastal plain and southern slopes of Mynydd Margam. The new FSC Margam (Margam Discovery Centre), is an award winning, state of the art, low carbon footprint building designed by The Welsh School of Architects. It has striking features such as glass walls and raised external walkways to give visitors the feeling of being part of the surrounding natural environment. It makes use of solar power, rainwater collection, natural light, biomass heating and natural ventilation.
During the four days, students will undertake a river study of the River Ogmore and collect data on deprivation in Swansea. This will be followed up in the classroom with data analysis, some involving the use of ArcGIS, a statistical and mapping software package. Students will be drawing conclusions, as well as evaluating methodologies and findings. These are all aspects of fieldwork investigation that your daughter will face in her GCSE examination in summer 2019. The final day of the course will expose students to these questions, and they will develop their examination technique for Paper 3.