Sun Shines in Scarborough for Geography Field Trip
31 Mar 2017
Year 12 geographers made a flying visit to North Yorkshire, as part of the field work element of their course.
The seven students travelled to Scarborough first to look at how the resort has developed. They conducted a primary survey on the beach to assess the impact of tourism, carried out a shop front survey and asked local people to complete questionnaires.
The students then moved on to Flamborough Head, to look at cave, arch, stack and stump formations, the wave cut platform and the biodiversity of the area.
Following this, they moved to Hornsea to focus on coastal management, looking at features such as groynes and sea walls. They also encountered long shore drift and did some calcuations based on what they had discovered.
Finally, students stopped at Mackleton where they used ranging poles in their study of coastal management.
Lee Shepherd, head of humanities, said: "This was the first time we had run this trip and it went really well. We had fantastic weather for March - it was 20 degrees on the beach - so that certainly helped!"
All students who study geography at AS (but are not planning to continue to A level) are required to complete two days of field work as part of the new course outline.
Ashby's AS students will undertake their second day in Ashby de la Zouch later this year when they will be focusing on urban settings.