In this section of your individual investigation, you draw together your ideas and state and explain your findings.  You should always refer to your data and results of statistical analyses to back up your ideas.

Your conclusions may, or may not, support your original hypotheses.  It doesn't matter either way, but do not suggest conclusions that are not supported by your results.

For each of your orginal aims you should have a conclusion - preferably an answer to the question that you have set yourself.  You should also have a response to the overarching theme of your investigation (the title of your investigation).

In addition, you need to be able to explain your ideas with reference to the geographical theories that you established during your literature review.  You should have an in-depth knowledge and undertanding of the topic that you have investigated and be able to use background research to add support to your conclusions.

In any 15 mark answer, you are often awarded half of the marks for a summary of your conclusions or findings, so ensure that you are confident of this section of your work.  If you have completed the write-up document, you will have a good grasp of the basics.  The more detail you can add at this stage, the better.



For each aim, write a sentence stating what you found out.  Write a second sentence to give the evidence (data) that supports your conclusion.

Then write a paragraph explaining your conclusions, making sure that you use at least three specialist geographical terms and language that demonstrates your ability to explain (because, due to, since, as a result of...).