Brighton & Hove – City of Surprises for Geography Students

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As part of the Geography GCSE course, students need to carry out a study which measures quality of life across a city of their choice and what better place to study than our very own city of Brighton & Hove?

The day was crisp and sunny as the students arrived at Churchill Square, which was surprisingly deserted at 9.30 in the morning.  Armed with clip boards, maps, surveys and questionnaires, 60 students visited 9 sites around Brighton city centre to carry out an assessment of the quality of life at each site.

Most students were surprised by the diversity of different areas that make up the city and were intrigued to visit places that they didn’t know existed, such as the peaceful backwater of Clifton Terrace, the tiny vibrant streets of North Laine and the newly regenerated area behind Brighton Station.

Students collected a wealth of data about each area, including such environmental aspects as safety, accessibility, physical condition, attractiveness, noise and congestion levels, etc., which will undoubtedly help them to achieve excellent results in their Controlled Assessments.

An enjoyable and productive day was had by all and we are proud to say that Longhill students represented the school very well.

Thanks to Ms Seaby for organising the trip and to Ms Dykes, Mr Garbutt,Mr Sproat, Ms Sovegjarto and Sami Zeglam for making it happen!

Fleet Street             Tidy Street

All pictures attributed to Google Maps


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