Geographers’ beach trip

The Friday before last, 6.1 geographers went to the south coast as part of the A Level course to complete our data collection for A2 Geography. We have spent the last few weeks organising what and where to study, completing risk assessments and creating data capture sheets. Our aim on the day was to measure beach profiles and size of the sediment along the coast from west to east starting at Southsea and finishing on Hayling Island, with a view to seeing the features of a Low Energy coastline. Armed with ranging poles, and a clinometer and rulers, we were able to identify slope angles and sediment sorting whilst also seeing the major impacts of the winter storms on the shape of the shoreline. View photos.

By Kitty Hall and James Holt, 6.1

Geographers’ beach trip


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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