Lower Sixth Geography Trip to Ainsdale

The Lower Sixth Geography students went to Ainsdale near Liverpool as part of their geography A Level course.

The students went to Ainsdale coastline for a day to study the changing features of sand dunes as they move away from the coast.  They were practising skills required for their Non-examined assessment (coursework) and testing out some hypotheses to suit the topic of coasts.

Working as a team the students had to gather data and measured changes at 10 sites relating to vegetation species, slope angle, infiltration rates, humus content and wind speed amongst other things.

We also looked the area to observe the human impact on a natural environment and the implications of this on coastal processes and animal habitats.