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Controlled assessment - 2014
Your controlled assessment is worth 25% of your final grade.  This year's topic is on:

Investigate a hard and/or soft engineering strategy(ies) used to manage a stretch of coastline




2000 Words maximum

Introduction and methods – 800 words – in CLASSROOM CONTROLLED CONDITIONS

Data presentation (tables graphs etc) – in CLASSROOM  CONTROLLED CONDITIONS


Analysis, conclusions and evaluation – 1200 words – in EXAM STYLE CONTROLLED CONDITIONS



Research and theory Useful documents Methodology Location Presentation of results Analysis
Research & Theory

I have tried to collate all of the relevant theory pages here.

 You can investigate more on Coastal management here

For the erosion processes, you should click here

Sand dunes information page

Useful documents
The MARK SCHEME  - How we will mark your work

STUDENT version of mark scheme 

Evaluating the LOW CONTROL sections  


Get a map of Newbiggin and Blyth from Ordnance Survey

Links to a range of mapping resources

Watch a video - turn the sound right up OR use headphones


The data collection sheet

Wikipedia article on sampling
How to measure the beach profile

How to measure across the groynes

Resources for graphing
Blank spreadsheet to add your results to in data collation in class - 2013 version, I'll add the 2014 version AFTER your June fieldtrip - Right click and SAVE AS

  Listen to Arthur Cranson, Coastal Warden again - MP3 File 

An example of analysis on another topic - SAND DUNES - Watch a video of this - USE HEADPHONES to listen to the commentary
 2014 data collection sites



Photographs from the area, coming soon, click on the photo to get a bigger, more refined image.

Google image of the Groynes

Sand dunes in the UK

Break water at Newbiggin

Sea wall at Newbiggin

Groyne at South Beach, Blyth

Erosion of the Dune Complex at South Beach

Path erosion behind the new dune at South Beach

The man made dune

The new Breakwater at Newbiggin

Sediment on the new dune (and my feet for scale!)

Sediment at control site in Newbiggin

South Beach, Blyth
The promenade at South Beach in Blyth

View down the groyne - evidence of longshore drift?
How to use maps

How to analyse graphs