Two groups of Geology students have ventured to The Alps as part of their fieldwork, where they were both studying rocks to later climbing them! The A Level qualification allowed Geology students to see first hand how movements and changes in the land have made the Alps what they are today, as well as how long ago this might have occurred. Students hiked to various locations around the Alps to study up close the various rock types and identify them.

Two days of the trip involved the group travelling to Switzerland to see the stunning sight that is the Emosson Dam, as well as some real life dinosaur footprints! Students also had the wonderful privilege of visiting one of France’s most visited tourist attraction, the Aiguille Du Midi, where they took two cable cars up to almost 4000 metres high to get a look at the mountains from a very different perspective.