Your students will fulfil their two-day GCSE fieldwork requirement whilst exploring some of the best locations along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site for Geology. During these two days, we will use a selection of locations to answer an investigation question, for example “What is the geological history of the Isle of Purbeck?”.
The fieldwork will help students to evaluate the depositional environment which each of the rock types were formed in, look at how these environments changed through the late Jurassic and Cretaceous and understand post-depositional structures (faults and folds).
Our tutors will expertly guide students through the fieldwork which will involve:
• Constructing graphic logs • Geological mapping • Rock descriptions and recording observations • Applying classification systems • Strike and dip • Creating a geological history • Field sketches
We also have an extensive rock and mineral collection, so students can undertake our geology workshop in the evening, including identifying fossils, testing density and Moh’s hardness scale and relating sedimentary rocks to the relative sea level curve.
Leeson House is the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips. The house is a secluded Grade Two mansion situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.
Leeson House can accommodate up to 80 students and 12 accompanying staff and residential bookings are taken 7 days a week throughout the whole year. We also offer a wide range of day visits and outreach activities.
We’re really glad to be back and running almost as normal! We do still have some residential slots available for this current year. However, week beginning 20th September 2021, applications will go out to all schools on our mailing list for residential dates between September 2022 and August 2023. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us an email and then submit the application form as soon as possible!
We look forward to seeing so many of you back here at Leeson House in the very near future!