16 Nov 2017

A Level Geographers Visit Birmingham

A Level Geographers Visit Birmingham

On Tuesday 14th November L6 and U6 Geographers visited Birmingham, one of the case study cities for their A Level course. Students saw how the city centre is being redeveloped, with the Grand Central and Bullring as key examples of the move from manufacturing towards the retail, leisure and service sectors.

We visited the Jewellery Quarter, one of the remaining hubs of secondary industry in the ‘City of a thousand trades’, where 40% of the UK’s jewellery is produced. Finally, we explored an exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery about the history of Bangladeshi migration to the city and the role of the Bangladeshi community in establishing Birmingham as the ‘curry capital’ of the UK.

For U6 Geographers the trip was a perfect opportunity to consolidate learning covered in class last year whilst for L6 Geographers the trip introduced a variety of contemporary data collection techniques for urban fieldwork.

16th November 2017