Year 11 Geographers at Woodham Academy spent a day in Durham City gathering primary data for their Controlled Assessment task.
Their hypothesis ‘Durham is a clone town’ is related to a New Economics Foundation report that suggested all UK high streets have become monochrome strips of bland anytown shops.
As Durham City is a World Heritage site and attracts over three million tourists each year, students hope to prove that Durham is not a clone town.
Students worked hard throughout the day, getting information on shop types, completing pedestrian counts and assessing the environmental quality of Durham City.
Students then returned to the classroom to analyse, illustrate and evaluate their data.
The task represents 25 % of the final GCSE grade and completed well gives a considerable boost to final grades in June 2015.
“Our thanks to all who made the day so successful, Overlander Travel, the people of Durham City and the staff and students of Woodham Academy,” said the school.