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Key Stage 3 Studies

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The following is a list of studies suitable for Primary School pupils at Key Stage 3. Most of these will take half a day to deliver some of which could be extended to full days if required. We can provide staff to deliver the individual studies, a number other studies can be run by visiting staff as self staffed studies.

Centre Staffed Studies

Geography:

Beach Study.  A study of how beach processes the transportation of material on the beach and measuring the profile of a beach.

Coastal Erosion.  How coasts are attacked by waves and tides and how people try and defend the coastline.

Glaciation.  An investigation of how glaciers form and looking at the landscape features associated with past glaciations in particular U-shaped valleys and glacial cirques.

River Study.  Looking at the characteristics of rivers and streams and measuring the flow and cross-section of a stream at a number of sites

Sand Dunes.  Looking into how sand dunes are formed; the identification of the plants found in the sand dunes and the problems facing the dunes today.

Village Study.  Studying the function of a village and identifying changes that have taken place in the village in recent years.

Tourist ‘Honey-pot’ Site.  A study of a Tourist ‘Honey-pot’ in Snowdonia, why it has developed and the problems associated with Tourism. A comparison with a second ‘honey-pot’ location may be possible.

Rural Investigation.  Identifying the problems associated with living in the countryside and looking into possible development or easing of the problems.

Science:

Rocky Shores.  A look at the creatures found on a rocky shore and how they have adapted to their environment.

River Ecology.  A study and identification of the plants, animals and invertebrates associated with streams and a simple assessment of the level of pollution of the streams by studying the invertebrates.

Sand Dunes.  Looking at the plants and animals in the sand dunes of Aberffraw and how they have adapted to their environments as well as seeing how sand dunes are formed.

River Ecology.  A study of the plants and animals associated with streams; also learning how to assess pollution by the presence of the animals.

Pond Study.  A comparison of two different ponds and the creatures or mini-beasts found in them.

General Mini-Beasts.  Identifying and studying the creatures found in three different environments; woodland, ponds and log piles.

History:

The Stone Age.  Investigating how people managed to gather food, live and keep warm; as well as looking into how they remembered their ancestors.

The Celts and the Iron Age.  Looking at how people lived and worked in the Iron Age; as well as what structures they left behind.

Beaumaris Castle.  A look at the form and function of Beaumaris Castle; why it was there and how did it defend itself. It may be possible to make a comparison with Caernarfon castle.

Caernarfon Castle.  A look at the form and function of Caernarfon Castle; why it was there and how did it defend itself. It will be possible to make a comparative study with another castle if time is available.

The Victorian Era in North Wales.  A study of the way people lived and worked in the slate villages and/or rural areas.

Self-Staffed Studies

We have a number of Self-Staffed studies; this can be expanded to include other topics at this level. Support and resources are given to the schools to help them in their delivery of the topics.

Beach Mini-Beasts.  A look at the kinds of creatures found on a rocky shore and how they have adapted to their environment.

Tree Trail.  Following an illustrated ‘pathway’ to identify typical trees and shrubs found in Britain.

General Mini-Beasts.  A look at the creatures found in three different environments; woods, ponds and log pile.

Castles.  Why castles are sited where they are and looking at the defensive features of Castles.

The Celts and the Iron Age.  Looking at how people lived and worked in the Iron Age.

Pond Study.  A comparison of two differing ponds and the creatures or mini-beasts found in them.

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