During the October Half Term, Year 11 GCSE Geographers went to Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre in Dorking, during which they put into practice some of the skills they have been learning in the classroom. 

“Over the course of the weekend, we developed our geographical skills, and learnt how to carry out investigations.  We visited lots of sites along the banks of the River Tillingbourne to analyse the velocity and cross-sectional area measure of the river.  We also visited Leatherhead for a case study in Urban Regeneration, during which we carried out an environmental quality survey, and used urban drift cards and annotated photographs.  We also conducted some questionnaires – and met some interesting characters along the way….!  We were really lucky with the weather – standing in a river wouldn't have been nearly so much fun in the rain…!

This was a very useful and enjoyable trip, and we learnt lots of new skills which will help us with our forthcoming GCSE. 

Thank you to all the Geography Department staff who accompanied us on the trip”

Year 11 Geographers