Year 12 Geographers travelled to Skern Lodge in Appledore, Devon, last Friday to complete three days of data collection, analysis, and general fieldwork skills in preparation for their NEA (Non Examined Assessment).
Friday’s focus was on the challenges of tourism and second home ownership and perception of place in Appledore, before conducting some water and carbon calculations on site.
Saturday was a beautiful day and was mostly spent in Westward Ho! considering regeneration of the town, the role of sea defences and coastal processes on Pebble ridge. In the evening, the students attempted (very successfully) archery before a coastal walk and paddle with a stunning sunset over the Skern.
Finally, on Sunday, the pupils visited Bideford having set up their own key questions to investigate earlier in the classroom. Overall, everyone worked very hard, enjoyed the beautiful scenery of north Devon and gathered plenty of ideas for their own NEA data collection over the summer holidays.