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Year 12 Geographers Visit North Wales

Stamford Geography trip to WalesFrom 24-28 March Year 12 SES Geography students visited The Drapers’ Field Centre in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales. Claudia Campbell and the SHS Geography prefect team has written the following report on the fieldtrip:

The aim of this fieldtrip was to carry out both physical and human geographical fieldwork, use a range of data handling methods and learn analysis and evaluation skills. The techniques we learnt can be used in our independent investigations, which are a new part of the A Level Geography specification.

It was an added bonus to be able to complete the fieldwork while spending time in the rural landscape of Wales. A range of different aspects from the A Level course were covered, including the water and carbon cycle, glaciers and social inequality, and we also learnt how to use GIS.

We visited two towns, Llandudno, where we looked at spatial patterns of social inequality and Llanrwst, which had a variety of different flood defences, and also walked along the post-glacial landscape in Cwm Idwal, where there were many erosional and depositional landforms and discussed the processes that formed them.  

It was a very informative and useful fieldtrip which will be of great help in our A Level work. We would like to thank the Geography teachers for organising this trip for us.