On Monday 20 January we had an early start for our 5-hour coach journey to the Welsh village of Betws-y-coed in the Conwy valley. We stayed in a Field Studies Council Centre called Rhyd-y-Creuau. The tutors at the centre covered lots of the A Level Geography specification, including the carbon cycle, the water cycle and glaciated landscapes. Miss Pope was always on hand to surprise us with facts, figures and theory about the physical geography.
At the seaside resort of Llandudno, we focused on the human aspects of the course, for example place perception. Throughout the week, we used a plethora of apps on the iPads that boosted our learning and data presentation techniques. Miss Brenton transformed into our photographer and made some additions to the St Bart’s Geography Instagram page. With an upcoming Fieldwork NEA project, worth 20% of our A-Level, this trip enriched us with skills to feel confident about tackling this task.