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Geography GCSE coursework Urban land use in Slough By Kaashif Iqbal Geography GCSE Introduction In this project I will be investigating the different land use patterns in Slough and I will also try to find out which of the urban land use models are likely to fit Sloughs land use pattern. Slough Slough is found in southeast of England. Slough is located west of London, which is the biggest city in England. It is found in a county called Berkshire. The river Thames Passes through Slough and Slough located near the M4, M25 and the M40. Slough is also located near Heathrow airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Slough is famous for having one of the biggest trading estates in Europe. The study of Slough is relevant to my geography GCSE it will provide information on the different land uses in Slough and it also can help me with my coursework, because my coursework is based on the land use of Slough. This could also help me in my exam because a few questions might come up in the exam about urban land use. Hypothesis The land use in Slough will be similar to Burgess's concentric circles model of urban land use. ...read more.

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In that section I will also include parts that I could have improved on. Data Collection I collected my data by driving around Slough in a mini bus trying to find out where the different types of land use are. I coloured in a map to show me where the different types of land use are, I used different colours for the different sections in the map, but I have also used other sources such as photos, maps, graphs and tables to help me to get a better understanding of the land use in Slough and to help me find out which urban land use model will fit Sloughs land use. Method Sampling Technique Day Date Time Conditions Shop count Random Thursday 27/01/05 9:00-11:00 Cold and clear Housing Count Random Thursday 27/01/05 9:00-11:00 Cold and clear Taken from google.com Taken from google.com Taken from google.com This map shows the average house prices in Britain. This will give me a better idea of what types of housing will have a higher percentage. Sloughs average house prices. Detached: �298,648 Semi-detached: �213,673 Terraced: �183,035 Flat: �146,685 Data interpretation My map shows the different land use in Slough. ...read more.

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my project, but I would have able to collect better data if there was more room in the mini bus and if we had more time to visit the rest of Slough. I also think that if I had more time to see the rest of Slough, I would have collected more accurate results and I could have come out with a better conclusion. My conclusion was not affected by me being bias or the opinions that I might have. I think that if I were to repeat the inquiry, I would get similar results to the one I did first because I think my map work was quite successful because I coloured it in very carefully and I also drew the route that we took to make sure I was doing everything right, so that I could make sure I was shading in the right areas. I think I achieved my aim to a good enough standard and I think my enquiry might have been improved if I had done more research and got to see all of Slough, it would have been much better because then I would have had much more data that could of helped me increase my accuracy, so that I could have achieved a better grade. ...read more.

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