GCSE and AS Geography Fieldtrip

Despite storm Gareth hitting the north coast, it passed in time to allow the GCSE and AS fieldtrip to set off to Magilligan Field Centre to conduct essential data collection for their June exams.

The Year 12 students conducted a river study on the Curly Burn river, collecting data on the river's depth, width, bedload and velocity as we moved downstream.

The Year 13 collected their data on sand dune succession and examined the changes in the soil as they moved inland.

As well as enhancing their fieldwork skills, the trip allowed the classes to apply the theory that they study in the classroom to geography in the real world.