GCSE Geography Trip to Boscastle

Posted: 30th September 2022

students in the river completing Geography work

Year 10 GCSE Geography pupils carried out part of their GCSE Geography fieldwork during a trip to Boscastle on Thursday 29 September.

Following a walk around part of the watershed of the drainage basin, they conducted a physical geography study into the changing characteristics of the River Valency. Pupils created transects based on river velocity and sediment size and depth in order to investigate their hypothesis.

In Boscastle, they researched flood mitigation engineering and whether it was £10 million of taxpayers’ money well spent. This included conducting questionnaires with local residents, tourists and local business owners. It proved to be an excellent day of learning outside the classroom.

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