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Fakenham Sixth Form Students Undertake Independent Human And Physical Geography Investigations On The North Norfolk Coast

A Level Geographers from Fakenham Sixth Form completed the final two days of enhanced fieldwork on the north Norfolk coast in July 2018, building upon the two days of fieldwork completed on this coastline in February 2018. This fieldwork will form the basis of Non Examined Assessment (NEA) studies, being completed by students as part of their A Level Geography examination.

The fieldwork saw students develop their own independent geographical investigations, through an enhanced teaching structure developed from evaluation of last year’s fieldwork. This year’s fieldwork opened up opportunities for students to complete a wider range of both physical and human geography investigations, along the coastline from Sheringham, through Weybourne to Salthouse. This also created opportunities to allow the collection of additional data at related locations in north Norfolk. A range of studies are being completed by Fakenham Sixth Form students, ranging from pure physical geography investigations based upon the action of contemporary coastal processes, through to human geography investigations studying economic change along this same coastline.

Students and staff met Colin Seal, a local artist who paints the murals seen on walls around Sheringham, who was working along Sheringham sea front. Colin had spent time with our students earlier this year when they visited Sheringham Museum, giving them an understanding of the work which he completes and how this contributes to the endogenous factors which shape the character of Sheringham. This forms one of the central concepts of the Changing Places module, which is being studied by some students through their Human Geography based fieldwork.