Geographers in Bristol
All pupils taking GCSE Geography from 2016 are required to carry out geography fieldwork on at least two occasions in contrasting environments. Our Year 10 Geographers will have the opportunity to develop their awareness of real life Geography by visiting an urban and coastal environment as part of the OCR B Geography GCSE course.
"I had a fantastic time and I am looking forward to doing fieldwork again. I felt that I learnt a lot of new techniques about how to collect data." Jasper
"Being my first time in Bristol I noticed that it was a thriving city in terms of population and businesses. It was interesting to see how it compares to Cirencester." Charlie
Practising these fieldwork skills is of great importance to the pupils as they will need to reflect on the techniques during two of the three geography exams.
It is a really valuable experience for pupils to visit a large urban area and to find out more about life in modern Britain by actually going to an area.
Miss Lillington, Head of Humanities
In 2017 the Year 10 pupils will carry out more fieldwork, but with a focus on coastal processes and rural locations.