The Southwold shoreline has 3 distinct zones; one showing clear evidence of erosion, another (at the opposite end of the beach) where deposition is obvious and inbetween the 2 there is regular evidence of transportation.

In effect, there is evidence to suggest a mini-sediment cell along the Southwold shore. Supported by information from the Environment Agency, students can investigate the coastal processes which exist and how each has impacted upon the distinctly different zones of the beach.

This study is complimented by geology maps, annotated aerial pictures of the coast and secondary information into the DIY sea defences installed at Easton Bavents between 2000-9.

Edexcel: The physical processes at work at the coast, mass movement, influence of geological structure on landforms, the advantages and disadvantages of different coastal management defences, managed retreat.

OCR: How human activity, including management works in combination with the geomorphic processes to impact the landscape.

Environmental Quality Surveys Mood meter Beach size measurements Groyne height measurements Longshore drifting Questionnaires Field sketch

Fieldwork booklet Secondary data Classroom facilities Write-up A3 summary sheet


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