Year 10 Geography students visited the River Ilston last week to study the changes that occur in the river’s flow as it moves downstream towards its mouth at Three Cliffs Bay.
The students explored different data collection methods, measuring the velocity, depth, width and sediment size at various points along the river’s course.
They practised using the correct field study equipment needed to gather accurate primary data and undertook various sampling methods.
Fieldwork is a compulsory element of the GCSE course and fieldwork processes are examined in year 11. Therefore, Miss Webber felt that a visit to a river would enhance their understanding of river processes and landforms, which they have been studying this year in year 10 Geography lessons.