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Colchester Royal Grammar School

Lexden Road Colchester Essex CO3 3ND Headmaster: K L Jenkinson MA

Telephone: Colchester (01206) 509100 Email: info@crgs.co.uk

May 2010

Dear students and parents

Year 10 Geography Field Work: Data collection for Controlled Assessment


in Colchester Town Centre Summer Term 2010

In order to meet the requirements for Unit 3 of the Geography GCSE, students are required to
carry out some field work in order to complete a small 2000-word Geography project. We
therefore propose to run a fieldwork data collection day on Friday 2nd July. This will involve
students working in small groups around Colchester town centre, either during a morning
session running from 9.10am to 12.35pm or an afternoon session from 1.00pm to 3.40pm. The
data collected will then form the basis of project work which will be submitted as 20% of their
GCSE grade.

In each case the students will have a number of tasks to complete which will involve them
walking around the town centre. Whilst three members of the Geography staff will be working
with them, there will be times when they will be expected to work in their small groups without
direct supervision. The students will be fully briefed about the work to be done and matters
relating to their safety in the town centre. They will know the location of a member of staff at all
times and will also be given a staff phone contact number. The two other members of staff will
be circulating around the town centre. Students will be reminded of the behaviour expected of
pupils of the school - any misconduct will be dealt with seriously and may prevent a student
taking part in a future school trip.

We hope that the students will find the experience a useful and interesting one, allowing them to
practise some practical enquiry skills and to test theories learnt in class regarding the structure of
urban environment.

We would be grateful if you could sign and return the form accompanying this letter to confirm
that you are happy for your son to work off the school premises for the allocated time slot.

Yours sincerely

J Longshaw
Head of Geography
Ref: 290157
Year 10 Geography Field Work: Data collection for Controlled Assessment
in Colchester Town Centre Summer Term 2010

Student’s Tutor
Name: Group:

1. I have read the letter and would like my son to take part in this visit.

2. I authorise members of staff during the course of the visit to approve any medical
treatment for my child considered necessary in an emergency on the advice of a
qualified medical practitioner. I set out below details of any medical condition from
which he is suffering, together with the treatment required in case of illness.

Signed: ………………………………………..……………. Date: ………………………….

Name (BLOCK CAPITALS) …………………………………………………………………

Emergency contact number …………………………………….

PLEASE RETURN TO RECEPTION POST BOX