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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

GCSE Geography Field Trip to Castleton

Field trip yields important data for assessments...

 Although the weather did not give the sunshine hoped for, the trip to study the impacts of tourism on the Derbyshire village of Castleton was a great success. Tourists from as far afield as Canada were in the village on the day of the trip and they gave the students their opinions of the village and its facilities. The group went 300 feet underground (245 steps) to the Blue John Cavern and saw where the mineral that gives the cave its name is mined, (the only place in the world where it occurs). Fudge, ice cream and local bakery products were dutifully sampled in the name of research, car parks were surveyed, pedestrians and vehicles counted and urban environmental quality was assessed. Outside the village, the amount of erosion on a footpath at the start of the Pennine Way was measured. The students now have an impressive amount of data from which to build their Controlled Assessment projects over the next few months of geography lessons.