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Ashmole
Academy

2016-17

St. Albans GCSE Field trip

 

 

 

 

On the 14th, 15th and 16th of November we undertook three consecutive field trips to St. Albans in order for our 158 Year 10 students to collect data to see how quality of life changes as from the centre to the outskirts of a city. Students have found this work invaluable and will be asked to write about this experience in their Year 11 examinations.

Epping Forest GCSE Field trip

On the 27th and 28th February 158 Year 10s went to Epping Forest in order to carry out Geography fieldwork relating to how and why a river changes as it goes down stream. The fieldwork involved students measuring the bankfull width, bankfull depth and velocity of the river, all of which students will once again be required to put into their Year 11 examinations. 

Flatford Mill AS Field trip

From the 8th-10th March forty one AS students went to the FSC in Flatford Mill to carry out their AS Level fieldwork, which they were required to answer questions on in their AS examination series. Students visited the quiet Suffolk town of Dedham to gain a ‘sense of place’ and visited Ipswich in order to see the impacts of regeneration. Students also visited Walton on the Naze to consider the impacts of coastal management.

Tottenham A Level Field trip

On the 19th of June forty one A Level students visited Tottenham, London, specifically to look at how Tottenham Hotspur Football club is regenerating the area. In particular students carried out fieldwork to see the impacts and success of regeneration of this area.  Students will be writing up their research as part of their Independent Research Project.

Kings Cross A Level Field trip

On the 20th of June forty one A Level students visited Kings Cross, London, to consider how the area is being regenerated and the impacts of this, socially, economically and environmentally. Students carried out fieldwork to see what the catalyst of change in this area could be; transport; Google; education. Students will be writing up their findings as part of their Independent Research project which forms 20% of their A Level.