GCSE Geographical Investigation – Chapter ONE – INTRODUCTION

Remember you are aiming to present an investigation of 2,500 words.
Here is an approximate guideline to help you to plan :-
INTRODUCTION                                                              750      words
METHOD                                                                        500      words
CONCLUSION AND EVALUATION                                   750      words

Click on the link to see a project written in 2002 'Spheres of influence of two Supermarkets' - pdf document.

Top tips

  • Word process your project
  • Choose a site to collect primary data near to your house
  • Read a good, past project to get an overview of the task ahead.
  • Discuss your plans with your teacher. This will save you time.
  • Use www.pupilvision.com for resources and writing frames for each chapter.
  • Download the ‘Investigation Planning Sheet’. Complete the boxes and present it to your teacher. Make a fresh copy to put in your final investigation.
  • Read the 'Project guidelines for pupils and teachers' page.

     I expect shoppers to shop at their nearest supermarket because people will wish to spend the minimum time and money travelling to shop. Bowen & Pallister (1999) write  ‘Most people do not travel great distances to buy a newspaper or food but they are prepared to travel further to purchase clothes, jewellery or furniture, which are more costly and bought less often’

    Goods sold at the supermarket are low order or convenience goods that are low value therefore…..

    The candidate LOCATES THE STUDY AREA in detail and demonstrates, through description and explanation, a THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING of the IDEAS, CONCEPTS and PROCESSES involved and can APPLY THEM constructively to the geographical topic. Uses a wide RANGE OF GEOGRAPHICAL TERMINOLOGY.

    GEOGRAPHY INVESTIGATION. This counts for 25% of your final GCSE. It should be no more than 2,500 words in length and is completed by the end of September of Year 11. Your first chapter will be completed by April of year 10. Over the coming weeks there will be new pages to guide you through each chapter of your investigation.
    Click on the link to see the 'Planning Sheet'.
    Click on the link to see the writing frame for 'Chapter One - Introduction.'
    Click on the link to see the writing frame for 'Chapter Two - Methodology.'
    Click on the link to see the writing frame for 'Chapter Three - Data Interpretation'
    Click on the link to see the writing frame for 'Chapter Four - Conclusion and Evaluation'