A group of A Level geography students from Loreto College recently visited Cheshire to investigate the flood risk of the River Bollin. They visited Macclesfield Forest and the village of Prestbury to develop their geographical fieldwork skills, including calculating river discharge, infiltration rates, and land use. The River Bollin is also a case study that will be examined in their physical geography A-level paper this summer. Mr Grundy, the Head of Geography, said that the students had enjoyed and engaged in the day, which had been excellent preparation for the Water and Carbon Cycle unit.

This fieldwork was the last of four compulsory days over the two-year course. Students had previously visited Llandudno in North Wales, Salford Quays, and one of the Sefton Coast, Alderley Edge, Peak District or part of Greater Manchester for their coursework. Additionally, many students participated in a trip to Iceland in February.