UPPER SIXTH CJ 20- 26
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

UPPER SIXTH SKILLS
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AS SKILLS - can be examined at A2
Approaches to Enquiry
To include:

· identification of geographical questions or issues or hypotheses;
· selection of appropriate sources and methods;
· the establishment of effective approaches to enquiry;
· evaluation of methods and approaches to enquiry

Section 26.4 Identification, Collection, Selection and Use of Salient Information
Sampling procedures.

Fieldwork, including primary source collection and use:· morphological maps, land-use maps, weather maps;· census returns;· observations;· questionnaires, interviews;· measurements of physical characteristics in a physical environment.

Secondary source utilisation:· texts, published statistical data;· Ordnance Survey and other maps at a variety of scales;· photographs;· Information and Communication. Technology, remotely-sensed imagery and geographical information systems;· scanning, selection and abstraction.

Section 26.5 Organisation, Recording and Presentation of Evidence
Graphs:· histograms, line graphs (including logarithmic scales on one or both axes);· bar graphs;· long and cross-sections;· scatter diagrams (including trend lines), Lorenz curves, triangular graphs.
Maps:· isopleth maps, chloropleth maps, sketch maps.Tables.

Section 26.6 Description, Analysis, Evaluation and Interpretation of Evidence
Map and photograph interpretation.
The application of descriptive statistical techniques:
· measures of central tendency (mean, mode and median).
Geographical relationships and changes in them:· Spearman rank.
The analysis of text:· summary, hypothesis decision making. The limitations of evidence; limitations of conclusions drawn.

A2Skills

Section 26.5 Organisation, Recording and Presentation of Evidence
Graphs · skewness of histograms;
· proportional divided circles (not including simple pie charts which are AS) and dispersion graphs;
Maps · proportional symbols, flow and desire lines.

Section 26.6 Description, Analysis, Evaluation and Interpretation of Evidence
The application of descriptive statistical techniques:
· measures of dispersion (standard deviation, range and interquartile range);
· the normal distribution, standard error of the mean, confidence limits.
The analysis of trends, cycles and other forms of change:
· index numbers, location quotients and various forms of graphs.

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