Students will visit a dramatic post-glacial landscape, where they will encounter a range of glacial landforms first-hand, bringing text-book learning to life. Students will use maps, field sketches and discussion to help them to understand key glacial processes and concepts. They will have the opportunity to take measurements of the landforms in order to interpret the scale and direction of ice flow in the area. Physical and human processes which have changed the landscape into the one we see today will also be considered.
This course usually runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives. Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.
How this course fulfills the specification
- AQA 188.8.131.52 Glacial landscapes in the UK
- Edexcel A Topic 1: The changing landscapes of the UK; optional sub topic 1C glaciated upland landscapes and processes
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships