Unravelling Hessle Road

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The academic status of the Wyke Geography department at the College has been underlined by the publication of a paper in a leading subject journal.

The research article, written by Wyke Geography teachers Kerry Spamer (Head of Subject) and Cyril Clark, discusses the focus for their A level Geography “Changing Places” unit.

Entitled “Unravelling the Palimpsest of Hessle Road”, the report looks at how an inner-city area with a proud history has developed over the last century. The work, published in the Geographical Associations quarterly magazine “Teaching Geography”, centres on students using their “geographical eyes” in their fieldwork to peel back the layers of the area surrounding Hessle Road in Hull.

This local fieldtrip is complemented by overseas visits to the likes of Iceland, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Each year the department alternates the destination to allow a broad experience.

“Unravelling the Palimpsest of Hessle Road”, the full article is available to read on this downloadable pdf document.