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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 also taken to Dan yr Ogof (The National Showcaves Centre for Wales) and Henrhyd Waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons.

Year 7 pupils at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Year 8 : pupils visit Dunraven Bay in South Wales to investigate coastal processes and management issues.

Year 9 : visit the Lapworth Geological Museum at the University of Birmingham to learn about plate tectonics and the origin of different rock types.

 

GCSE fieldwork : is conducted in the Summer Term of Year 10 and involves separate visits to an urban area and a coastal area to fulfil the requirements of the AQA GCSE specification.  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.