Year 10 Geography field trip to Swanage

The GCSE Geography field trip to Swanage which took place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 4th July. Study sites included Studland Bay, Swanage Bay, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, all part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Students were collecting field data for their GCSE Geography Unit 3 exam ‘Geographical Applications’. The enquiry questions were ‘How does the coastal management of Studland Bay compare to Swanage Bay’ and ‘How successful is Swanage as a tourism destination?’

One student said, “There was a lot of walking but the activities were fun and the coastline amazing. I didn’t know we had coastal features like we saw in the UK.”

Trip leader Mr Alison, Associate Assistant Headteacher and Head of Geography, said, “This was the ninth consecutive year Ruislip High has visited Swanage and we’re pleased to take our students to the UK’s only natural World Heritage Site. The students worked hard in very warm conditions and enjoyed their free time too. The coastline we studied has incredible features and contrasting coastal management styles. It really is a great place for our GCSE field trip.”