Students visit Epping Forest

Year 10 students visited Epping Forest Field Studies Centre as part of their Geographical Investigations unit.

The Geography department and the students had a good day investigating how Loughton Brook's river characteristics change as we go downstream. They were able to use a variety of methods to collect primary data on the river's width, depth, velocity, bedload size and shape.

Students will learn about data presentation techniques used within geographical investigations and draw some conclusions from their results. They will also evaluate the study location, their methods, their data presentation techniques and the overall effectiveness of their investigation. This will be applied to the exam questions in their Unit 3 exam where they will be expected to reflect on this experience. 

Mr Callender, Head of School said “Pupils furthered their knowledge and understanding of nature completing valuable field studies, which will be developed further back in the classroom.”