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Focusing on areas of significant recent demographic change and diversity, students can investigate the changing function and identity of selected areas of Ipswich or Norwich.

Students can investigate the physical differences in specific areas by comparing historic sources to the collection of land use surveys, cultural service clustering, non-participant observations, bi-polar analysis and perception surveys. Use of data from the Index of Multiple Deprivation and Datashine is also considered.

AQA: Changing demographics and cultural characteristics

Edexcel: Over time places have changed their functions and demographic characteristics, international influences have shaped the characteristics of places.

OCR: How shifting flows of people have helped shaped the demographic, socio-economic and cultural profile of places over time.

Primary Fieldwork can include:

  • Land use surveys
  • Non-participant observations
  • Cultural service clustering
  • Bi-polar analysis
  • Perception surveys

Provided resources:

  • Student log-in to customisable fieldwork booklet
  • Pre-course teaching resources
  • Historical sources and photographs
  • Secondary data


Low season 1st November - 31st March


Mid season 1st April - 31st May
1st September - 31st October


High season 1st June - 31st July


GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
GFA Skegness 07398257944 / 01507603980