Fieldwork handout (whole day) for Deptford and Blackheath in Lewisham, London to meet the requirements of the OCR A Level Geography specification - Changing Spaces Making Places topic from the Human Interactions paper. The day begins in Blackheath with background information to the area (including a brief history and some census data) and then guides students through several fieldwork tasks, including questionnaires and retail diversity surveys. The afternoon session is in Deptford, and follows the same outline of background information and data collection tasks. This is in order to introduce students to data collection methods (with discussion included on ethical implications of research and sampling strategies) ahead of their NEA Independent Investigations - our students found this day very useful and did come back to using/adapting some of these techniques for their own projects in different locations. A follow up evaluative task is included to encourage students to evaluate various indicators of social inequality in order to meet the following criteria from the specification:
o the types of evidence of social inequality that can be found there such as housing, environmental quality, crime rates, digital divide
o the range of factors that influence people’s social inequality such as income, gender, age, health, personal mobility, ethnicity and education
o how social inequality impacts upon people’s daily lives in different ways.