30 Apr 2019

IBDP Geography Internal Assessment Fieldwork

The Geography Department arranged a two-day IB DP Geography fieldwork experience. Field trips are instrumental at bringing Geography to ‘life’ and this trip forms the basis of the Internal Assessment. As part of the IB Geography course students are required to write a 2,500 word Internal Assessment which is based upon data collected in the field. For this to occur we arrange a field trip to three beaches in Clearwater Bay and Bluff Island, Sai Kung. Our learners explored and collected data on beach characteristics across the different beaches.

The data is collected in small teams, collated in school and will form the basis for the Internal Assessment. Learners were exposed to the benefits of drones for aerial footage to aid their IA data presentation and site location by our very own drone expert Mr Ta. Learners also contributed to a beach clean on the remote Bluff Island and enjoyed some well-deserved down time on the junk boat ride back from the island.