The first Year 11 International School Geography fieldwork visit last week saw eight IGCSE students and two members of staff visiting Amersham Field Centre for a day of River investigation in the River Chess.
In the morning, students developed hypotheses related to downstream changes in a river channel and considered sampling strategies and appropriate methods prior to visiting the river. They also discovered that you can’t measure a river without getting your feet wet!
In these images students can be seen measuring velocity of channel, cross sectional area and changes in bed consistency. The collected data was analysed back at the field centre.
Overall it was a fun day for the group and a valuable first opportunity to learn geographical fieldwork skills which will be assessed in the final exams. Our next outing will be an urban visit investigating variation in different parts of Oxford.
Jon-Paul Davies , Head of Geography Sixth Form and International School