On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July, 150 Year 10 GCSE Geography students travelled to Bridlington to perform fieldwork in preparation for their examinations next year. The new Geography GCSE specification requires that all students study an aspect of human geography and an aspect of physical geography in an area away from school.
This year the students have studied the extent of longshore drift on the east coast, and also how the tourist attraction of the beach has influenced the development of Bridlington town centre. Students collected primary data in each location including using anemometers to determine wind direction, studying land use and also counting pedestrians in locations around the town.
Students are now back in school presenting their data, and writing up their findings.