On Friday morning, Lower Sixth geology students visited Pendower Beach on the Roseland to examine rock formations and structures as part of their A-level Geology studies.
Pendower Beach provides good opportunities for students to recognise and examine examples of Devonian and Quaternary sedimentary rocks. Their aim was to understand how sedimentary rocks were formed and to observe how they might link to the broader tectonic environments they are studying in class.
The students completed detailed rock descriptions from their observations, located and plotted geological features on a base map and practised drawing annotated field sketches.
Field trips are an essential part of the geology course, allowing pupils to practise critical fieldwork skills required for their practical endorsement.