INVESTIGATION PLANNING SHEET
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Planning Sequence
Pupil Planning
Planning Reminders
Geographical topic or area of interest that relates to the specification subject content.   Primary data will have to be collected in the field.
Question or issue identified.   An investigation works best if you start by testing a theory.
Organisation and planning decisions on data collection.   When? Where? How? What data is relevant?
Observation, collection and recording of data.   Use a variety of techniques. Try to be original.
Classification and representation of data.   Accuracy. Range of techniques. Complex skills. Don't forget ICT.
Analysis and interpretation.   Look for patterns and links. Give meaning to the results. Always ask why?
Conclusion.   What about the original hypothesis?
Evaluation.   Were there weaknesses in the methods used? Did these affect the quality of the results conclusions?

Top tips

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