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Fakenham Sixth Form A Level Geographers Complete Annual Coastal Monitoring

Year 12 Fakenham Sixth Form A Level Geogaphers completed annual coastal monitoring of the Salthouse shingle ridge on the north Norfolk coast on Monday 25th February 2019, during unseasonally warm weather. The fieldwork comprised the first of four days of A level Geography fieldwork, in order to allow students to complete their Non Examined Assessment in the form of independent geographical investigations.

This year’s survey work showed a slight increase in the height of the shingle ridge since last year, with depletion in shingle levels further down the beach. Fieldwork completed by Fakenham College/Fakenham Sixth Form A level Geographers at this same location over the past seven years, have shown the shingle ridge not only reduce in height but also migrate inland in response to a series of significant storm surge events.

The impact of the longer term changes in this landform were further analysed through studies of flood risk along this length of coastline during fieldwork on Tuesday 26th February 2019, together with studies of the neighbouring town of Sheringham and how its interaction with the coastline has changed the character of this settlement over time. These studies were supported through a visit and presentation at Sheringham Museum.

Colin Bye FRGS, Head of Geography, Head of Humanities, Social Sciences, PE and MFL Faculty.