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A River Study in Geography

25 September 2019


In late September, as part of their Geography lessons, the 6th Form visited the River Wye to investigate how rivers change from Source to Confluence.

Their day started at the Amersham Field Centre where they established their hypothesis and decided on the variables which they would use to test. Thereafter, the boys spent the day employing new practical skills whilst investigating the characteristics of the river at two chosen sites: one close to the source and the other 17km downstream near to the river’s confluence. The boys had great fun collecting their data and honing essential research skills.

Back in the classroom, they will now spend the forthcoming weeks collating and interpreting what they found out. Once these projects are completed, they will be submitted to their future schools for scrutiny and their results will count for 20% of their final Geography Common Entrance result. 


Caldicott boys studying rivers at Amersham Field Centre on the River Wye.