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Birling Gap Geography Trip

Posted on: 15th Jul 2022

The year 10 and 12 Geographers had two very successful days last week collecting their data for their fieldwork enquiries, which contributes towards their GCSE/ A level. 

We spent a day investigating coastal processes at Birling Gap and Eastbourne, the students worked in groups and individually to collect a range of data. For example, conducting field sketches, groyne surveys and beach profiles. The weather was on our side and we were lucky enough to spot a seal just off the coast at Birling Gap. 

Our second day involved a train trip into Brighton to consider the effectiveness of transport management strategies and sustainability within the central area. It was a hot day, meaning lots of pit stops for cold drinks were in play! The students took a transect route through the North Laines, Pavillion Gardens and along to the seafront where they collected environmental quality surveys, traffic counts and noise surveys at each site. Students also practiced their communication skills by asking 2 members of public each a questionnaire. Students were able to have some free time in Churchill Square shopping centre after 2 days of hard work!

It was a brilliant couple of days and the students represented the academy brilliantly. Well done year 10 and 12 Geographers. 

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