Worth 25% of your overall GCSE mark Controlled Assessment – plan of action (see p.12 in booklet) The title for your CA is “Does the centre of Salisbury have both core and frame areas?” Over the next 6-7 lessons you will prepare for a data gathering day in Salisbury on 14 th July which is Thursday before activities week Next term you will write your controlled assessment in 14 hours of lesson time. Controlled Assessment First of all lets look at a map of Salisbury. I would like you to mark on the area of the city you think makes up the CBD. Use evidence from the map and from your own knowledge of what is there. Extension: Can you spot any inner city or suburb areas on your map? Are there any areas which fit into NONE of these 3 categories? Looking Closer at the CBD Now lets look at page 158 in your text book. Here it explains how you can more accurately divide up the CBD into two different areas: the CORE and the FRAME Remember the CA title? “Does the centre of Salisbury have both core and frame areas?” An old text book “Key Geography for GCSE” covers the characteristics of CBD’s well. See p. 96 Understanding the mark scheme From the beginning the best way to write a high standard CA is to pay close attention to the mark scheme. Look at page 5 in the booklet. Or if you prefer read through the checklist on page 4. Working Backwards….. The best way to work out how to start is to look firstly at what data presentation techniques you might use, then look at how you might collect the data… at all times linking it to the title of the CA. As your sheet says, these are the areas you will be investigating to answer the main question: 1. How busy different areas of the centre of Salisbury are 2. What the land use is in the centre of Salisbury 3. Environmental quality in the centre of Salisbury To gain a C, B, A or A* grade it is also necessary to investigate something that you have chosen INDIVIDUALLY.