005 - Written Analysis

Marks Allocated

8 marks out of 25


Suggested Word Limit

1350 words

Activity One - Analysis

For the written analysis you need to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the data you have collected. You need to be able to interpret and explain your results. Where you can you should relate your findings to geographical theory and the syllabus. In many ways this section is written as you would a Science lab report. It is the largest section of your IA and you need to be able to incorporate your presentation of data into this section. There is a distinct format that you should use for writing this section:


              • You should discuss each hypothesis separately - have them as headings.
              • Describe the general pattern of what you found by referring specifically to your graphs. Make sure you also incorporate the data.
              • Explain why you found what you did. Again you need to refer to evidence and this can be other graphs, cross sectional diagrams or annotated images.
              • Identify and explain any anomalies. Where were they? Illustrate your points with data and evidence from images. Explain why they occurred.


Don't discuss each site separately, discuss the river as a whole!!

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using the criteria below, make sure you read it carefully.

Image One - Assessment Criteria - Written Analysis

Useful Resource

Please also visit www.geographyalltheway.com for more advice on how to complete your IA.