On Wednesday 12th July the Year 12 Biology students went to Juniper Hall in Surrey for a three day field trip. This country location was the perfect place to gain an understanding of ecology, as we had easy access to rivers, fields and woods in order to do experiments. In our lessons we learnt about the process of succession, the different behavioural mechanisms of organisms and we carried out statistical tests. We also did a variety of experiments each day; investigating succession in plant communities, the behaviour of woodlice, the correlation between a chosen species and an abiotic factor and the population of snails in a pond. We all learnt a lot on the trip and found the active approach to learning extremely useful, especially as it all directly links with our course. It was a wonderful opportunity for all biologists to spend time together and end a great year. We also want to take this opportunity to thank Ms Wood, who is leaving at the end of this school year, for all her hard work and wish her good luck in the future. We will truly miss her!