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Year 10 Geography Trips

On Monday, 12th and Tuesday, 13th November, Year 10 Geography students completed their first day of fieldwork for the GCSE course.  Fieldwork is a very important aspect of Geography and for GCSE Geography, students are required to spend two days in the field, studying the practical aspects of the course.

For this first experience, students visited three sites (Arabian Ranches, Satwa and Bay Square) within  Dubai to explore a transect of the city, investigating how closely the city’s development has followed the Burgess model.  The Burgess model, also known as the  concentric zone model, or the CCD model, is one of the earliest theoretical models to explain urban social structures.  It was created by sociologist Ernest Burgess in 1925.

The students all enjoyed a lovely day, collecting data and enhancing their understanding of Geographical theory in relation to Dubai.  We look forward to seeing the students’ fieldwork conclusions as they present and write up their data over the next week in lessons.

A massive thank you to the teachers who accompanied the trips and helped ensure they were so successful.

 

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