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Year 12 Geography Physical and Urban fieldwork

Geography students in Year 12, recently travelled to Conwy in North Wales to complete physical and urban fieldwork in support of their A level studies. The physical geography work took place on Cricceth Beach, where they took measurements of sediment roundness and beach width, while also taking note of natural coastline features and coastal defence structures. A visit to Harlech to observe the sand dune and to discuss the role of human verses natural activity in their formation concluded the day. For the urban part of the geography fieldwork, the students travelled to Liverpool, where they visited three very different suburb and central areas of the city (Woolton village, Breck Road and Liverpool One) carrying out environmental surveys in each locations, to make comparisons whilst also recording evidence of regeneration and sustainability. They also visited key city centre sites, including Albert Docks’ Liverpool Museum, where they learned about the city’s importation and development history. The trip evenings, were spent in the classroom, recapping on the theory from the days activities. After two years without the opportunity to visit key geographical locations to inform their A level essays and exam questions, the trip was very welcomed and enjoyed by the students.

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