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Posted on February 4th 2020
Year 12 Physical Fieldwork to the Jurassic Coastline
From Monday 27th- Wednesday 29th January, Year 12 took part in the Federation fieldtrip to the Jurassic Coastline as part of their A-Level Geography course. On their first day, the students conducted human fieldwork in Boscombe, Bournemouth on the social, economic and environmental impact of regeneration in the area as well as developing their understanding of human geography fieldwork techniques. On their second and third day, the students conducted contrasting coastal fieldwork on the high energy coastline of Chesil Beach and the low energy coastline of Studland. The students were shown in classroom sessions in the morning and evening a range of fieldwork techniques that could be used to collect primary and secondary data at a coastline. These fieldwork techniques were then piloted by the students in these two contrasting landscapes to allow the students an opportunity to understand the challenges of primary data collection. All three days of primary data collection, along with the classroom support provided to the students, will prove invaluable to the Year 12 students when they are planning their own independent research project as part of their NEA investigation.