BCHS Year 12 students venture to North Wales for Geography Fieldwork

The year 12 Geography students have enjoyed a fantastic fieldtrip to North Wales.  Being based in Betws-y-Coed in the Field Study Council’s Rhyd-y-creuau Centre the group were ideally placed to experience the very best that Snowdonia has to offer.

The fieldwork data collection is a vital part of the non-examined assessment part of the non-examined assessment (NEA) which all A-level geographers need to produce for 20% of their final mark.  The locations we visited were upland peat bogs, woodlands, Criccieth Beach, Llandudno and Cwm Idwal.

Measuring beach profiles at Criccieth Beach and investigating moorland peat bog were just two of the interesting environments that the students investigated.

The students showed great independence and enthusiasm for their field work objectives, and in the final days took the lead on their aspects of the data collection to organise and conduct their own independent investigations.  The FSC centre staff commented on the strong work ethic and positive attitudes of the BCHS students and wished us well with the next stage of our investigations.