On Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July, Year 10 Geography students visited London to begin their preparations for the human geography fieldwork requirement of their GCSE exam. The students visited Stratford to compare the quality of life in two contrasting areas and the impacts of regeneration, both positive and negative.

Students were investigating the different challenges the area continues to face and how the quality of life varies between two different sites (Carpenters Estate and the Olympic Village). For each site, the students completed typical fieldwork techniques to help them answer their enquiry question, which included an environmental quality assessment, crime risk assessment, perception survey, quality of life analysis and an annotated field sketch.