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Year 10 GCSE Geography Rivers Trip

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We had the perfect weather to visit the River Wye in High Wycombe with Year 10 GCSE Geography students on 10th June. It was a very hot day, so really enjoyed the outdoors!

The trip consisted of a look at the upland features of a river followed by two study sites where the pupils had to get wet and measure velocity, depth, sediment and gradient changes over distance from the source.

This is a key aspect of the river fieldwork that is required for the GCSE course. Students had a fabulous time getting in the river and also figuring out the measurements using various equipment. Students were quickly ‘in over their wellies’ by the time we reached further downstream at the second site of the River Wye.