This explores how non-contact time can be used from key stage 3 to help students develop questions and methods for approaching fieldwork investigations at GCSE and A level. Since all the 2016 geography GCSE 9-1 specifications focus strongly on skills and enquiry, it has become even more important to give students practice and experience of these elements at key stage 3. In this example, I have used a mixed-ability key stage 3 high-school class in a rural area where a substantial number of housing developments are being built. Using the example above, a student may live outside the immediate area and therefore not be within walking distance of a housing development: in these circumstances, the teacher will need to decide whether it would be realistic for the student to arrange to visit a friend's house so they can work on the task together.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2018|