On Tuesday 12 July, Ponteland High’s A-level Biologists embarked on the annual field trip. The students, accompanied by four members of staff, visited Malham in North Yorkshire to complete a whole host of ecological investigations.
The field trip is an integral part of the A-level course, where students complete required practical investigations on the ecological techniques covered in the A-level specification. Each student also planned and carried out their own individual investigation, prepared a written report and finished up with a presentation to their peers. Students will follow up their work on the field trip in the final few lessons of the summer term.
Members of the public and staff from the youth hostel commended and complemented students on their conduct throughout the trip.
Biology teacher and organiser of the field trip, Dr. Yates said, ‘The students have been fantastic. It’s an intense few days but they really rose to the challenge. Naturally, members of the public were really interested in what the students were doing and the students were able to articulate their projects clearly to those who asked!’