A group of Upper Sixth Formers who are studying A-Level Biology enjoyed a lesson outside of the classroom when they attended a residential ecology field trip at Leeson House, situated in the Isle of Purbeck – a stunning peninsula in Dorset.

The boys, who spent two nights between 25 and 27 September, investigated, collected and analysed data on sand dune succession at Studland Bay, tidal zonation at Kimmeridge Bay, biological diversity in the River Piddle at Wareham, and designed and carried out their own individual investigations at the field study centre.

Field trips are a great way to enjoy a unique learning experience in a real-world setting. Not only are they good fun, but they allow the boys to absorb, interact with and immerse themselves in their learning in a practical way.

Biology Teacher Mr Charlie Palmer told us, “The boys all gained a greater appreciation of the natural world, while also completing the practical element of the A-Level course, and they developed knowledge of various concepts which they can apply in the exam hall in the summer.”

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