On Monday 11 September, the Year 11 GCSE Geographers embarked on their residential to Somerset in order to undertake the mandatory fieldwork element for their course. On the first day, they completed an urban study of Taunton, investigating the extent to which the town fits urban models, concluding that because of the town’s lack of industrialisation Taunton only fits typical UK urban structure to an extent.
The highlight of the trip was the second day, where the students visited the beautiful Porlock Bay and conducted an investigation into how longshore drift has changed the shingle ridge, which at 5km in length is the longest continuous shingle/pebble barrier along the west coast of Britain.
The students were excellent ambassadors for the school, with the staff at Nettlecombe Court stating how impressed they were with the group. They will eventually use the information gathered during the trip to prepare for their Paper 3 examination on geographical skills in June 24. Well done to Year 11 and thanks to Mrs Curtis for her help staffing a memorable and successful trip!