Students explore the Geology of Pembrokeshire

GCSE - Part of the group at Marloes Sands

GCSE – Part of the group at Marloes Sands

Over the past few weeks both the AS and GCSE Geology groups have completed their fieldwork visits to study the spectacular geology of the Pembrokeshire coast.

The Year 12 (AS) students spent two days studying the geology of the area around St. Davids. They studied the evidence for both volcanic and tectonic activity in the area, also taking measurements of the intense folding and faulting. Students also had the chance to practise their practical skills in readiness for the summer exams.

The Year 11 (GCSE) students travelled to Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire and studied the varied geology exposed along the coast. This included ancient lava flows, fossil bearing rocks and folded rock layers. They will now complete their field investigation as part of the GCSE course.

Both visits were very successful as the students were able to collect a range of observations and data in their notebooks. The Pembrokeshire weather was kind to us throughout. All of the pupils taking part in the trips did so with enthusiasm and interest and were a credit to the school.

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