The sun shone as geographers headed to the beautiful Welsh coast to develop key research skills as part of their A level course. The students carried out various activities at Llandudno, in North Wales, including calculating beach profiles, investigating weathering and mass movement on the Little Orme cliffs, and analysing wave patterns.  At Colwyn Bay, students examined a variety of coastal defence strategies used to reduce coastal erosion and flooding.

Head of Geography Mr Grundy said the trip was a great success and had proved to be excellent preparation for the individual geographical investigations to be conducted later in the year.

“The relic landforms here are truly outstanding,” he added.

The fieldwork is the first of four compulsory days over the two year course, culminating in students producing a 3,000 word piece of coursework in their upper sixth year.