Iceland Field Trip 2017
Estimated dates: Easter holidays 2017, Saturday 8th – Sunday 23rd April 2017
We are pleased to announce our intention to take our biannual GCSE residential field trip to Iceland in the Easter holidays 2017. This will be an educational visit, which forms part of our enrichment programme and is the 5th time that our Geography Department may be taking a residential trip to Iceland. We regard it as an excellent opportunity for our students to experience life in a very different physical geography environment to the UK and hope that the challenges that the week provides will spur them on to considerable achievements.
The trip is being offered to all students who are, or are likely to, opt for GCSE Geography as well as 6th Form in light of the new curriculum changes at both Key Stages 4 and 5. This is the fifth time that we will be running a fieldwork residential to Iceland and we know that it is a very popular trip so it is likely that a reserve list will be drawn up in the event that we exceed the maximum student capacity.
The provisional itinerary takes the group to northern Iceland in addition to the most popular tourist day route around the Golden Circle near to Reykjavik, to explore rivers, glaciers, volcanoes and coasts which are relevant topics in all new GCSE and A level [physical] geography specifications. For A2 level students, the planned itinerary also provides exceptional preparation for Unit 4 Geographical Research reports on Cold Environments, which studies long-term climate change and glaciation.