Physical Geography & Geology – Carn Brea

Carn Brea, near Redruth is perfect for studying tor formation; granite and microgranite; dyke intrusions; extent of granite outcrop as part of the S.W. Cornubian batholith. BOTH ‘A’ Level and GCSE geography (weathering) AND geology.

This site offers the opportunity for an investigation based on a research question or issue defined and developed by the student and approved by the school to address aims, questions and/or hypotheses relating to the specification.

A study at Carn Brea will incorporate the observation and recording of field data and/or evidence from field investigations that is of good quality and relevant to the topic under investigation as required by the various exam boards.

Carn Brea is 20 minutes from St Ives by coach.