Geography Field Trip to Malham

Year 10 geography students recently took a trip to Malham to experience the fascinating limestone landscape and the geologically important Goredale Scar cove.

Students carried out an investigation to measure the width and depth of Malham Beck, followed by a survey of local businesses to see whether tourism has a positive or negative effect in the village.  The students were quite taken with the quaint houses and shops and certainly enjoyed the trek up the 400 steps to the top of the cove, famous for its limestone pavements, so much so it has been a popular choice for filming movies including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

The geography fieldwork exam represents 15% of the students’ final grade and they are assessed on their ability to understand different fieldwork and data presentation techniques and their ability to evaluate them.

Our students were, as always, a credit to the school and behaved impeccably both on the coach and in Malham itself.  We had wonderful comments from locals and visitors alike saying how polite our students were – some even making recommendations on good places to eat in Bradford!