In July 2017, a group of Year 10 Geography GCSE students had the opportunity to visit Swanage to study its coastal management, which directly links to their GCSE final exam. In groups, they investigated the consequences of human interaction along the coast. In addition to the physical geography they also looked at different coastal managements, both effective and disastrous and examined issues that affect the coast today, throwing up important questions for the future. To achieve this, the students examined evidence of a changing coastline and completed the relevant booklet. They also looked at different sea defences and the effectiveness of sea walls and beach replenishment. It was a particularly successful trip, as the girls did a lot of practical work but also had the opportunity to enjoy the sun by the coast and talk to local people about the past, present and future of Swanage Bay.