On Thursday 7 September, the Year 11 Geography pupils set off to Malton in North Yorkshire for their GCSE field trip. They spent an action-packed few days collecting data for their field work examination and learning about coasts for their physical geography paper.
The River Derwent on the North York Moors was the perfect case study in order to assess how closely its characteristics matched the textbook theory. The quaint market town of Malton was busy holding a food festival, but the 20 pupils efficiently carried out pedestrian and traffic counts, as well as environmental audits. They then investigated the functions along transects through the CBD (Central Business District). Coastal processes and landforms were investigated at Flamborough Head then Hornsea and Mappleton were visited to assess coastal management in action.
Each evening was spent in the classroom, presenting and analysing their results. To make the most of their time, the sessions did not finish until after 9pm!
It was a valuable trip which set the girls up well for their examinations in the summer.