Geography

Events and Trips

Fieldwork Dates 2017-2018

  • V Year Trip to Swanage and Lulworth. Thursday 21st September 2017
  • II Year Trip to 'The Living Rainforest'. Thursday 28th September 2017
  • II Year Trip to 'The Living 'Rainforest'. Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  • IV Year Trip to Swanage and Lulworth. Tuesday 10th October 2017 (Monday timetable) 
  • III Year Trip to the Natural History and Science Museum. Wednesday 6th December 2017
  • LVI Fieldcourse to Leeson House, Dorset. Thursday 5th to Monday 9th July 2017 (Endeavour)

 

'Local Environment Study' (First Year)
As so many of our students live outside the city and commute into School each day, this fieldwork enables the students to take a closer look at the immediate surroundings of the School and to get out of the classroom. The work is normally carried out over a pair of lessons and students are taken to see the environment around 'Malmesbury road' just to the South of the School and to Kineton Road just to the North. Students carry out a comparative study of housing types; the environment and a traffic survey.
(see fieldwork photo galleries)

IGCSE Fieldwork Students attend a residential fieldcourse at the end of the Summer term of their Fourth year which is held after the end of year examinations. The course takes place at the PGL Centre at Osmington Bay, Dorset. Members of the Geography Department staff are also resident during the course.

The course is aimed directly at the subject material covered in the two  years of the I.G.C.S.E. course and it is also an opportunity to consolidate work carried out during the first year of the course. It is an excellent opportunity for students to really immerse themselves in their Geography.

To see more details concerning the structure of the course and to look at some of the photographs taken during the recent course please follow the links. 

Sixth Form Fieldwork Fieldwork is an integral part of geographical studies in the sixth form. A range of fieldwork is undertaken both on a year group basis and on an individual class basis.

Year trips are taken to Slapton, Devon (from 2016-17) and to Calshot Spit (Upper Sixth). On top of this the school's location provides an ideal opportunity for class based fieldwork for coasts, rivers, services, settlement etc. All LVI 'AS' students undertake a days urban geography based in Southampton and a days coastal study based on the Dorset/Hampshire coastline.

Local Fieldwork Local fieldwork is something which the Department is very keen to promote at all levels within the School. This work really falls into two categories:

A. Fieldwork undertaken during class time
Whilst we are always keen to minimize the 'disruption' to colleagues in other Departments, it is possible to get students out during class time. Students can see a great deal in a double period, particularly with respect to the Human Geography of Southampton. Industry; housing; the structure of the CBD and the rural-urban fringe are all elements which lend themselves to such fieldwork.

B. Fieldwork which is carried out at other times
Below is a selection of recent fieldwork exercises carried out by Sixth Form students.

(i) Calshot Spit.
(ii) Hengistbury Head.
(iii) Lulworth Cove.
(iv) The Solent.