Geography Students Enjoy Insightful Wales Field Trip

L6 students from the A Level Geography course recently returned from an educational field trip to Betws-y-Coed, Wales in June 2024 that has left them more prepared and inspired than ever. Read a report below from one of our L6 Geography Ambassadors, Julia.

The trip, organized by the School’s Geography Department, aimed to provide practical, hands-on experience that complements their classroom studies.

The Geography Department went full out, as always. Except for the talent show to look forward to, we really didn’t know what we were getting into, but I am able to confidently say that it was so much fun and a little work too. It was a jam-packed couple of days.

We had a chance to try out both human and physical fieldwork, which showed me how Geography can be applied to the real world. It also gave us a glimpse into what some of us could be doing in the future, at university.

Even if we don’t go on to study Geography I feel like the fieldwork will give me all the necessary skills to be able to write a personal investigation on anything in the future. Plus, the weather was nice, so everyone was in a good mood, which helped!

Zinnia, another student on the trip, expressed her appreciation for the department’s efforts. “The Geography Department truly knows how to put on a great trip and prepare us for this important aspect of our A Level. Their commitment knows no limit,” she said.

The field trip included various activities designed to enhance the students’ understanding of geographical concepts and methods. From data collection exercises to landscape analysis, the experience has equipped the students with invaluable skills and insights.

The Geography Department’s dedication to providing high-quality educational experiences continues to set a benchmark for other subjects. This trip is a testament to their unwavering commitment to student success and development.

Geography Trip to Wales