Year 12 Geography fieldwork

Year 12 have had a busy start to the year squeezing in a number of visits and visitors.

On Tuesday 8th November, year 12 went on a Geography fieldtrip to Rossall beach.  Despite the freezing temperatures, they worked amazingly well to gather information on the processes taking place along the beach.  They were eager to put into practice some of the fieldwork techniques they have been developing and collect information on sediment size, shape and angularity.  In addition to this they  managed to measured the varying profile of the beach (without losing the ranging poles!) and have the opportunity to see first hand some of the process they have been learning about.

For the unit Changing Places they have investigated a nearby place, Bloomfield, and looked at the socio-economic indicators and how that place has changed over time. On Friday they met with Paul Maynard MP to discuss further the issues for the Fylde coast and how Westminster governs the area from afar.

They also had to investigate Wrea Green looking at a number of current and historical maps to see how area has changed. Students then investigated these areas noting landuse and environmental quality. They had a great interview with Cllr. John Maskell Chairman of the parish council who spoke about how the people have changed and future planning issues for the village.

A huge thanks to all staff and visitors who have given up a significant amount of time to enable this to happen.


Visit from Radio Wave

Hayley K from Radio Wave and Sixth Form Students
Hayley K from Radio Wave visited on Monday 24th October to chat to sixth form students - Josh Lea Sain, Elzabeth Cardwell, Megan Fletcher Hurley and Nathan Leahy ahead of our Sixth Form Open Evening. For further information regarding enrolment and courses please go to our 6th form page and download our online prospectus!!


Sixth form Art and Photography students in Vogue.

Art students visit ManchesterSixth form art and photography students experienced gallery visits to the Manchester and  Whitworth gallery. The visit forms a part of the A Level ;learning experience as students were exposed to art and photographic work s of immense historical significance, educating students as to the culture, trends and society in both historical and contemporary society; upon return to college, students produce a visual response to their most inspiring works.

The  Manchester gallery boasted works by The Dutch Masters, Whitworth exhibited extensive  works by  artists such as David Bomberg, Paul Nash and Lucien Freud to name a few.   .

Notably, the most exciting part of the trip was the Manchester gallery’s Vogue ; 100 years in fashion .Decade by decade, the exhibition explores British Vogue’s unfaltering position at the forefront of new fashion, its dedication to the best in design, and its influence on the UK’s wider cultural stage during some of the most inventive and exciting periods in style, taste, the arts and society. Exquisite vintage prints and garments from the early twentieth century, ground-breaking photographs from renowned fashion shoots, unpublished work and original magazines were brought together in this first retrospective survey of the celebrated magazine.