Fieldwork forms an integral part of the A level Geography course and in our pupils eyes it is one of the best and most memorable aspects of our course. This year’s L6 were delighted to take part in a residential course based at the specialist Cranedale field study centre in North Yorkshire.
We spent most of our time at the coast! This meant a day in Scarborough investigating lived experience of place and artistic representations, as well as a day at the spectacular Selwicks Bay, Flamborough Head where we investigated sediment size and learnt about the formation of the landforms. We completed the trip with a visit to the Moors where a study of two adjacent drainage basins helped to bring our Water and Carbon topic to life.
Pupils will be using skills gained on the course for their own individual projects and will discover once examinations commence that their knowledge and understanding has greatly improved due to their experiences.