A coastal challenge

QE’s Year 10 geographers worked hard during two field trips to the coast – but the lucky ones still found time to enjoy an ice cream!

Sixty-three students headed for Swanage in Dorset on each of the trips, accompanied by six members of staff.

They undertook field work and collected data for the completion of geography coursework, with the aim of investigating the urban characteristics of a coastal town. Coursework accounts for 25% of the GCSE grade. The field work included pedestrian counts, traffic counts, land use surveys, environmental quality surveys and questionnaires.

Head of Geography Anne Flook said: “All the boys and staff worked very hard and collected some really thorough data. There was beautiful weather for group 1, who enjoyed the sunshine and some ice cream. For group 2, it was cold and cloudy, which meant they had to swap the ice creams for jumpers! However, I think all the boys thoroughly enjoyed their trips.”