Year 13 geographers explore North Somerset during field trip

Enjoying the sun and earning a well earned break, a group of Year 13 students on the beach during their Geography field trip in Somerset this week


This week Year 13 Geography students are spending five days in the wilds of North Somerset, on a field trip to enable them to practice various different field techniques and collect data for a project.


Analysing rocks at Porlock Bay


Based at Nettlecombe Court, a field studies centre in an old manor house on the edge of Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills , the group who were fortunate enough to enjoy blue skies and lots of sun during their stay, visited three different locations including Watchet to study Place, Porlock Bay to study coastal processes and landscapes and Minehead to analyse coastal management.


All in a days work for the A level Geography students


The students now have to complete a 3000 – 4000 world investigation on a topic of their choice, using the techniques they have learned and the data they collected on the trip.


Beautiful views over the North Somerset coast with the Year 13 geographers hard at work


Subjects include variously, the impact of Brexit, tourism, lack of diversity and an ageing population on Minehead, as well as lonshore drift and its impact on the beach at Porlock Bay.


Some of the fieldwork techniques they are doing independently include questionnaires, beach profiles, land use surveys, mood mapping, narratives of the area and sediment analysis. Nettlecombe Court, home from home for the week


Nettlecombe Court, home from home for the week