Emailed to parents and carers of current Y10 Geo classes on 3/7/24


Year 11 Geography Exam Field Trips

Thursday 26 September 2024 – Current Classes: 10A1 and 10B1

Friday 27 September 2024 – Current Classes: 10C1, 10D1 and 10D2


As you aware, your child opted to study GCSE Geography in Key Stage 4 and part of their final exam involves an examination of fieldwork skills.  As a result, attendance on two field trips is compulsory. Our visit to the Olympic Park London in June counts as one of the fieldwork experiences.  The second will be to a coastal area, with Felixstowe being the chosen location. We will be running two trips over two dates in order to accommodate all Y11 Geography classes. Your child’s class will be going on either Thursday 26 or Friday 27 September as stated above.

The purpose of this trip is to investigate the development of the areas, investigate erosion and coastal processes and practice fieldwork skills. In an attempt an attempt to cover the cost of the coaches, we are requesting a voluntary payment of £6.

Students will not need to wear academy uniform but they will need suitable clothing and footwear for a day’s fieldwork; preferably something that is waterproof along with a packed lunch and suitable refreshment for the duration. Students will need to bring a backpack in which to store they belongings, food and drink.

Payment must be made online through your child’s School Money account no later than Friday 22 September.  The option to pay will appear within the next 48 hours. You will receive a separate email asking you to give parental consent via our trip management system, Evolve. If you do not have a School Money account, please email to request one. We cannot accept cash payments at school.

We will be travelling by coach, departing the academy promptly at 9.00am, your child should attend school at 8.30am and register in the main hall in their morning meeting. We anticipate arriving back at the academy in time for the end of the day at 3.00pm.

We will be carrying a first aid kit and at least one member of staff accompanying the visit is a qualified first aider. Any student who would normally receive a free school meal will be provided with a packed lunch on the day provided this is pre-ordered on the separate parental consent email being sent to you. This visit is fully covered by the academy’s insurance policy with the Department for Education.  If you have any questions with regards to the trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Miss G Kelly

Team Leader of Geography


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