FIELD SKILLS: SLOPE SURVEY

Third Level to Senior Phase - Outdoors Workshop

Class Level: S4+

Duration: 4 hours

Learners will find out how to design a fieldwork study with planning and skills training in our discovery bases, before heading outdoors to Holyrood Park to take part in a slope analysis exploring gradient, water ingress and vegetation cover. After lunch, they’ll analyse their collected data, draw conclusions and critically evaluate their methodology!

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS (NATIONAL 5)

GEOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS (NATIONAL 5)

  •  Learners will develop geographical skills and techniques in the context of physical environments. Learners will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within physical environments. Specifically, the workshop supports the following skills, knowledge and understanding;
    • using a range of mapping skills, including the use of Ordnance Survey maps in mostly familiar contexts;
    • using a range of research skills, including fieldwork skills, in mostly familiar contexts;
    • using and interpreting a range of numerical and graphical information in mostly familiar contexts;
    • demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the physical environment of Scotland and/or the United Kingdom by giving descriptions which are mainly factual with some theoretical content and giving detailed explanations.

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS (ADVANCED HIGHER) UNIT

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS (ADVANCED HIGHER) UNIT

  •  Learners will develop a wide range of geographical methods and techniques including mapping skills, graphical techniques and a range of statistical techniques for analysing and interpreting geographical data.
  • They will develop skills including fieldwork, making decisions, critical evaluation and the use of geographical methodologies.
  • Advanced Higher Course:
    • further develop skills of independent research, fieldwork, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation.
    • further develop skills and techniques to collect, extract, analyse and interpret information to explain geographical phenomena using appropriate terminology.
    • further develop expertise in the use of maps, diagrams, statistical techniques and written accounts.