On Monday 6 March, the Lower Sixth Geographers undertook fieldwork in King’s Cross in preparation for their Geography A Level Non-Examined Assessment (NEA). The fieldwork also supported their current unit of study, ‘Regenerating Places’. The pupils practised five different data collection methods and considered how these methods could be used to answer a question about the success of the regeneration of King’s Cross.
During the day, pupils practised their methods at five different zones within King’s Cross, enabling them to draw comparisons between zones when analysing their data back in the classroom. Working in groups allowed pupils to work with geographers across their year group, sharing thoughts and inspiration which may prove invaluable when creating their individual NEA titles over the coming weeks.
Whilst working hard, pupils also had the opportunity to enjoy all that King’s Cross has to offer. They loved taking in the glossy shop windows of Coal Drops Yard and the sociable open spaces of Granary Square, having a peaceful rest in Gasholder Park and sampling some tasty treats from a vast array of food outlets and coffee shops.
Two pupils had the following to say about the trip:
“An insightful look into a lesser-known area of London, whilst practising much needed skills for our NEA.”
“It was a great experience to learn geography outside of the classroom, and an opportunity to practice our fieldwork skills by looking at the King’s Cross regeneration.”
Ms Williams, Teacher of Geography