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.

Y12 – River studies (River Exe)

This river has flooded many times in the past. The causes of floods in the region, river management and conflicts along the River Exe are examined.

Y12 – Coastal Studies (Dawlish and Exmouth)

Processes, landforms, conflicts and management along this part of South Devon are investigated.

Y12 – Urban studies (Exeter)

Students study the different land uses around Exeter.

Y13 – Data Collection

A fieldwork investigation is required as part of the A2 specification. In recent years, pupils have gathered data and investigated the changing characteristics of the River Exe from Simonsbath to Exebridge.

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