Perse geography Students enjoy Snowdonia trip
Lower Sixth geographers visited Snowdonia and central Birmingham in preparation for their A level coursework projects.
In Birmingham, students looked at how the city centre has changed in recent years, taking a tour of the new library building and exploring the skyline from the rooftop gardens.
A walk along the canals allowed students to compare historic photographs with the current buildings and usage of the area as they observed the most distinctive changes.
The sun was shining in Snowdonia and students explored the glacial valley of Nant Ffrancon. They visited a distinctive roche mountonee and walked up to the shores of Cwm Idwal. Students were awed by the scale of the glacial features and were able to clearly see the key geological elements of the case study.
The forests around Betws-y-Coed allowed students to practise their techniques to measure carbon in trees and calculate infiltration rates of soil.
These experiences were all invaluable in helping students to formulate their own unique research project which will form the coursework element of their geography A Level.
The geography department was thrilled to be back in Wales with Sixth Form geographers for the first time since 2019.