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On Tuesday 14th March 40 Year 12 AS level Geography students spent the day exploring coastal processes, landforms and change. With the weather smiling upon them, they spent the morning measuring beach profiles and sediment change in Hollywell, using a variety of data collection methods. Further along the coastline adjacent to the Eastbourne bandstand, students collected more beach profile measurements, drew comparisons and assessed the effectiveness of the coastal management strategies in the area.
Fieldwork is a fundamental aspect of the new A Level curriculum, it contextualises geographical learning, providing an opportunity for students to apply their theoretical knowledge in the real world. The data collection techniques students used during the trip further developed their geographical skills and forms an important part in getting them prepared for the demands of their summer Geography exam.
UCTC values outdoor geography learning very much because it enriches the learning experience and helps students to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of geographical processes. Importantly it is also a great way for our students to collaborate and learn together.