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Dorset Coast – Geography Field Trip

Posted by: Martin Blyth - 15 October 2019 - Field Trips - Read time: 1 Minute

On the 9th October 2019, MPW Birmingham’s cohort of A level Geography students departed for a residential field trip to the Dorset coast. Students stayed at an award winning field centre only a few minutes walk from Swanage beach. MPW tutors alongside experts from Allnatt field centre guided students through extensive fieldwork experiments including the completion of Sand Dune Transects, Soil PH testing and Tidal Observation. Students also had the opportunity to study coastal erosion at iconic sites such as Old Harry’s Rocks and Lulworth Cove.

As part of the Geography A level qualification students must complete a minimum of four days of fieldwork and complete a piece of coursework on an element of either Physical or Human Geography. Students embraced the opportunity to collect primary data samples whilst on the fieldwork expedition and have now returned to the classroom to start work on analysing their findings and completing their coursework.