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Field Work

Every year students have the opportunity to go on visits and conduct field work to support their learning in Geography.

Year 7 conduct map work around the school site and in the village of Lugwardine. As part of their study of geology and rivers pupils are taken to Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales and Henrhyd Waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons.

All Year 8 pupils visit Worcester in the autumn term to look at urban areas of decline and rejuvenation in the settlement and do a microclimate investigation around the school site in the summer term.

Year 9 will visit Madley Environmental Study Centre to learn about Ecosystems in 2018.  Before now they have visited Ironbridge, Hay on Wye and the Black Country Museum as part of a unit on tourism.


GCSE fieldwork is conducted in the Summer Term of Year 10 during a 4 day, three night residential visit to North Wales.  The purpose built centre with experienced Geography staff tailor make a program of activities for the AQA specification.  Fieldwork can be conducted at the coast or along a river, as well as in urban areas.  This is a vital part of the GCSE course and will be examined in Paper 3, so we expect to take all pupils opting for GCSE Geography.  More information can be found at: