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Fieldwork Fun for Geographers

08 May 2017

The geographers have been busy over the last two weeks with both Year 12 and Year 10 field trips. Year 12 students undertook their personal investigations across different parts of Bristol as part of the new A level project.

Their studies including looking into the microclimate of the city, evaluating urban regeneration projects and understanding the factors influencing the patterns of crime. They used a range of techniques they had designed including land use surveys, questionnaires and measurements of the environment such as noise.

The following week, our Year 10 GCSE group travelled to Nettlecombe Court field study centre near Exmoor. They spent two days learning about field work techniques and collecting data along the River Holford and in Minehead.  

They were studying how and why the speed of the river flow varied as it travelled downstream. In Minehead, they conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the coastal defences used to protect the town. There was also a bit of fish and chips eating and ice cream sampling! Well, you have to when at the British seaside!

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