How to write your Geography coursework analysis Learning Objective

Report
How to write your Geography
coursework analysis
Practice
analysing data
Learning Objective:
Know what an analysis is
To understand what makes an
good analysis
Peer
assessment
What is an
analysis?
Describe
Explain
Mock analysis
Task question: to delimit the area of your chosen urban
area’s CBD.
• Land use - there will be more shops, services and offices in
the CBD compared with the outer areas where there will be
mostly residential areas.
• Traffic count – there will be more traffic in the CBD as
people will want to get there.
• Pedestrian count – there will be more pedestrians in the
CBD than the outer areas this is because people want to
come here to use the shops and public facilities.
• Building height – there will be taller buildings in the CBD as
the land is very expensive here.
Describe
Explain
Combining data….
• On its own its harder to explain why things are
the way they are so we need to look at other
pieces of information to help our explanation.
What could we say about these 3 bits
of information together?
Language for analysis
Therefore…..
This shows that…..
This may be explained by…..
This indicates that…..
Because…..
This was expected…
However……
This suggests that….
In comparison to…..
Peer assessment of an analysis
Task question: to delimit the area of your chosen urban
area’s CBD.
• Land use - there will be more shops, services and offices in
the CBD compared with the outer areas where there will be
mostly residential areas.
• Traffic count – there will be more traffic in the CBD as
people will want to get there.
• Pedestrian count – there will be more pedestrians in the
CBD than the outer areas this is because people want to
come here to use the shops and public facilities.
• Building height – there will be taller buildings in the CBD as
the land is very expensive here.
Your checklist for analysis
Analysis and conclusions
I have described what the data shows
I have explained why the data shows this
I have linked my explanations to geographical theory
I have linked my results to the sub questions
I have made links between the various results
I have referred to the figure numbers when describing
the data
I have described anomalies in the data
I have given an overall conclusion to the study and
answered the initial questions
Done?
What did you give them and why?
• What grade I have given
the work and why…..
• What I think they have
done to improve this
analysis ….
• What I have learnt from
this for my own
analysis…
What Edexcel said….
The data is described in some detail and there are a
number of analytical as well as descriptive comments.
There are several attempts to draw together the main
findings and to delimit the CBD of the chosen
settlement. The conclusions drawn return to the task
question and the student makes a number of valid
suggestions to help substantiate the conclusions.
However, the lack of analytical comments in some
sections of the analysis prevents this work from
reaching the top of Level 3.
8 marks
Practice analysing this data
What have I learn today to get my
analysis as…..
Our analysis…
• What background information may we
consider?
Why does land use change along a transect?
What should we include?

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