Year 10 Geographers conduct fieldwork at Southwold

Unknown-3All Year 10 Geographers, in their first year of the GCSE course, are preparing a personal investigation for their controlled assessment coursework module; this requires collection of primary data in the field. 

To this end they visited Southwold yesterday to investigate the coastline, with the purpose of finding out what is so distinctive about this stretch of coast. In fact, as far south as the River Blyth harbour and as far north as the eroding cliffs at Easton Bavents, they measured and sketched the coastal landforms; they studied wave and wind processes of erosion and deposition; they evaluated the sea defences and they conducted questionnaires on an unsuspecting public – all in the aid of geographical research.

The photograph on the right shows some of the groups working on beach profiles and cliff sketching at Easton Bavents – one of the most rapidly eroding coastlines in the UK.

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