Huddersfield New College Geography Department – Summer Activity
Dear Students, Welcome to the Geography department at HNC. The following activities are to help you settle into your new course at college and to create a link between your studies at school and what you are going to study at New College. It is important that you complete the work to the best of your ability as it will help us assess whether you are on the right course and where you are now in your studies of Geography. The work that you produce may indicate that although you meet the college requirements to be on the course, extra support may be required and may be a compulsory part of your learning programme. You will be studying the AQA Geography syllabus at New College, so you may wish to have a look at the syllabus online over the summer.
Your Tasks When you are completing the tasks you need to write in continuous prose. Diagrams (in pencil) and data would be additional to this and should be referenced. Handwrite, do not type your work. Quote any references that you use (please look this up if you don’t know how). 1. The AQA syllabus has a particular focus on fieldwork. We would like you to write in detail about a piece of fieldwork you have completed while at school. (If you have not done Geography before pick a piece of scientific research you have done in another subject.) You will need to write at least 2 sides of A4, it must be handwritten, and should be structured in the traditional format for geography fieldwork: a) b) c) d)
INTRODUCTION: Outline study aim, location, & any hypotheses tested METHODOLOGY: Outline & justify your methods of data collection ANALYSIS: Discuss how you presented & analysed your results CONCLUSION: Outline your conclusions and evaluate their validity
2. Produce a diagram on a Geographical topic of your choice and annotate the diagram with relevant information (look up ‘annotate’ if you don’t know what the word the word means).
Good luck. Have a good summer. We look forward to seeing you at the start of the next academic year. Colin Knightley/James Bridgen (HNC – Geography team)