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Study of Physical Geography

Posted at 1:37 pm on 19th July, 2022

Year 10 Explore Crowden Brook

On 29th June, Year 10 GCSE Geography students travelled to Crowden Brook in the Peak District, accompanied by Mr Baker and Mrs Doolan.

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The aim of the day was to carry out fieldwork as part of the GCSE students’ compulsory study of physical Geography.   

Physical geography is the spatial study of natural phenomena that make up the environment, such as rivers, mountains, landforms, weather, climate, soils, plants, and any other physical aspects of the earth's surface.

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Wellacre students made their way up the river valley, taking various measurements including the river velocity, width and depth.

Students were able to contextualise their recent study of rivers in lessons and see some of the features including meanders, v-shaped valleys and oxbow lakes. They were also able to put into practice fieldwork skills, which will help them to answer their GCSE paper 3 in their exams next summer.

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Luke, Year 10, said 

“Being out in the field helped me see what I’ve been taught in lessons for real. It was fun working in the river and getting a bit wet!”

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