Year 11 FSC Epping Forest Trip

On the coldest day of the year last week, Year 11 visited the FSC Epping Forest, Essex. This was an opportunity for Year 11 to gain valuable data and field work experience for their GCSE paper 3 Geography exam. The students spent over 2 hours in the classroom creating hypotheses, creating methodologies and understanding routes of enquiries. The students were also able to ask questions regarding rivers which they will be examined on in paper 2.

Students then headed out into the snow, to walk through the freezing temperatures and into the woods to collect data from 3 sites. On arrival at the rivers, they had to break the ice to reveal the water and stones in the river bed. These were required for measuring the velocity of the river flow and eroding effects on the bedload.

There was no complaining or mentioning of the difficult conditions that the boys faced. They listened to the instructions and collected their data with a positive attitude. The day ended with a final group photograph before a debrief in the classroom; collection of results and a safe return trip home.
While many schools closed over the recent Siberian weather, our boys remained committed to learning, showed excellent behaviour even in testing conditions. The Geography department is immensely proud of all of them and wish them great success come the summer results. THANK YOU GENTLEMEN.

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Mr Woodville

Head of Geography

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