Geography Fieldwork

Field work is an essential part of the delivery of the subject and students will undertake a variety of fieldwork during their time at Blundell’s. In recent years, the following trips have taken place:

Year 7 – River Lowman fluvial studies

This takes place locally on site during lessons. Students study river processes and landforms.

Year 8 – Cheddar Gorge

The stunning caves, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones that have formed within the 300 million year-old Carboniferous limestone are observed. The day includes a walk around the top of the gorge itself.

Year 9 – Kimmeridge

In June 2017, students visited the Jurassic coast and looked around the unique fossil collection in the Etches Museum.

Year 10 – Sidmouth

The first piece of GCSE fieldwork involves the study of the coastal landforms, processes, management and subsequent issues on the south coast of Devon.

Year 11 – Bristol

Starting at Temple Quarter, students study the issues surrounding urban regeneration. A boat trip with running commentary along the river enhances the students’ understanding of the growth, decline and more latterly redevelopment of Bristol docks and harbour side.

Year 12 – Lyme Regis

Students study the causes and management of landslides along this most active stretch of coastline.

Year 13 – Dorset/Devon coastline

Students study a variety of sites and landforms.

Sixth Form Geography/History trip to Italy

This highly successful trip takes place in the Easter holidays.

Trips have taken place in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

On each occasion students have visited Rome, including The Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and The Colosseum. This is followed by a short coach ride to visit Sorrento, the island of Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum and a walk to the summit of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Mt Vesuvius.

Italy trip, 2010-11Italy trip, 2010-11

Italy trip, 2010-11Italy trip, 2010-11

Italy trip, 2010-11Italy trip, 2010-11

Italy trip, 2010-11Italy trip, 2010-11