October 05, 2023

Icelandic Adventure for our A level Geographers

Recently, 32 A-level Geography students from both Beauchamp College and Beauchamp City Sixth form enjoyed an amazing few days in Iceland. 

Students enjoyed visiting the famous Reynisdrangar black sand beach, toured through the village of Vik and had fun exploring the Thingvellir National Park.

They were able to identify key points from issues looked at inside the classroom. They saw first-hand the tectonic and coastal processes as well as the impact of tourism on the area, how it harnesses geothermal energy and also how the areas produce power and energy via hydroelectricity.

Our young geographers were also able to do some sight-seeing, taking some stunning snaps of the iconic Gullfoss Falls waterfall and locating several impressive looking glaziers.

After an enjoyable but strenuous time taking in the views, the students decided on eggs and bread for their dinner, they even managed to warm their food in the hot springs located at the Geothermal Park in Hvaragerdi.

It was a hugely beneficial couple of days, the students had an amazing time recognising and applying their knowledge outside the classroom!