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GCSE Human Geography Fieldwork Trip to Ancoats

This event will take place on 16/01/2024

Geography students are required to complete mandatory fieldwork as part of their GCSE course.  Your son will be assessed on this fieldwork in an examination (Unit 3), which makes up 25% of his GCSE Geography grade.  As such, field work is an essential and fun part of the subject. 


Human Fieldwork – Friday 12th or Tuesday 16th January 2024

The Geography department will also be taking your son to Ancoats, Manchester, to investigate sustainability and urban regeneration on one of these dates – groups will be confirmed in due course.  The trip will help to consolidate his understanding of the Changing Cities unit and will be carried out within the usual school day (depart 09:00 and return by 15:20).  We will travel by Metrolink to Manchester City Centre, walk to Ancoats and return to Altrincham by tram.


Your son must bring with him:

  • Any medication he requires;
  • A towel (linen provided)
  • Warm clothes and a waterproof jacket;
  • A packed lunch for Thursday 8th September;
  • Pencil case, a clipboard and plastic folder to keep papers dry;

Money to cover his Metrolink fare and packed lunch/money for lunch in Manchester.