Exploring High Wycombe’s climate

All Year 12 geographers spent a day in High Wycombe investigating whether the town has its own urban microclimate.

The fieldwork, which is part of the preparation for an A-level examination in January next year, involved testing the temperature, wind speed and the effect of change in relief (elevation) on the heat island created by the town.

“This is an excellent and challenging fieldwork exercise for the A-level geographers; the concepts, equipment and decisions which need to be addressed, used and justified are highly complex,” said Anne Flook, Head of Geography. “It prepares boys well for the examination in January but also for fieldwork that they might carry out at university.”