As part of the Geography A Level, pupils are introduced to a range of field work techniques in both Human and Physical Geography. Every year Pitsford Geographers complete field study both in the local area of Northamptonshire and on a residential course. Our trip this year, in the first week of the Easter holidays, took us to Snowdonia where we stayed at the Swallow Falls Hotel near Betsw-y-Coed.
The weather was kind and the area is stunningly beautiful. As well as collecting a range of field data, we also learned how to analyse it through statistical and graphical methods. Three days of taught methodology in different disciplines give pupils the confidence to begin their own individual investigations which will be assessed as part of the final A Level Grade. Pupils also had the opportunity to hone up their pool playing skills in the hotel at the end of the day, challenging the teachers and astonishing the locals with their obvious talents….
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