A-Level Geography Residential, Swanage 18-20 October


September 2023

A-Level Geography Residential Fieldwork, Swanage, Dorset

Dear Parent/Carer,

Fieldwork is a compulsory aspect of the A Level AQA Geography course. Students must complete four days of fieldwork for their A Level. In order to fulfil this requirement we are taking the students on a three day trip to Swanage, Dorset on Wednesday 18th October – Friday 20th October.
The above trip has been booked and I would like to bring the cost of the trip to your attention at this early stage so that you can plan ahead. The cost per pupil will be £120. This price includes full board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner), transport and other costs such as insurance. We are asking for this payment to be made by Wednesday 18th October by logging into your ParentPay account. Payments can be made in two instalments of £60.00. The first payment will be required upon confirmation of booking to secure a place. I understand that this will be a quick turnaround for payment but provisions can be put in place, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding this.

The purpose of the trip is two-fold. Firstly, it allows students to participate in a small-scale geographical
investigation about the physical and human geography of a place, exploiting the geographical rigours of
fieldwork. Secondly, it provides them with an opportunity to identify an aspect of geography they would like to explore further to help students in preparing their individual investigation.

Wednesday 18th 08:00 Depart school
12:00 Arrive at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
15:00 Arrive at YHA Lulworth Cove for an evening meal
Thursday 19th Day will be spent at Swanage Bay and Studland studying coastal management and sand
dune succession
Friday 20th The morning will be spent at Boscombe
12:00 Depart Boscombe
16:00 Arrive back at school (traffic permitting)

Pease provide parental consent and make a payment via the ParentPay system. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Miss Emily Roberts
Head of Geography