Bringing geography studies to life

OUR geography department has been rising to the challenge of ensuring our GCSE and A-level students continue to carry out their all-important fieldwork in Covid-safe environments, in order to develop their primary data collection skills.

Year 11 students travelled to York to look at green spaces and their impact on well being. Although they may look like they are tree hugging in the photograph above, students were, in fact, measuring the carbon stores within trees to determine how much CO2 was being absorbed from the atmosphere, to provide York locals and tourists with better air quality.

Year 13 students visited Scarborough to examine the social, economic and environmental positives and negatives of the regeneration of the town. They also visited Hornsea and Mappleton to assess the quality of sea defences protecting these coastal regions from the power and force of the North Sea.