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A Level Geographers visit Liverpool

A-Level Geography students visited Liverpool on a four-day field trip to complete primary research for the coursework component of the course. This involves each student devising a geographical enquiry based on any aspect of human or physical geography covered by the specification.

Throughout the visit, students carried out extensive sampling of the sand dune ecosystems of the Sefton coast to investigate dune succession and the impact of humans. A second group focussed their studies on urban environments with enquiries based on tourism and urban greening in Liverpool.

Mr Hanson accompanied the students and said: “The visit gives the students first-hand experience of collecting data in unfamiliar environments having planned their own methods of data collection in advance. Sampling techniques carried out included questionnaires, environmental surveys, vegetation and soil sampling and a linear dune transect.”

Once back at school, the group will analyse their results and compete a 4000 word report.

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