A River long profile shows the changes to the river channel, valley and land use as it travels downstream. All GCSE Exam boards require in depth knowlege of the river long profile and require students to demonstrate proficient map skills. This worksheet based activity combines both knowlege and skills effectively and engages student with maps! Teaching River profiles no longer has to be dull and dry. I created this resource for year 9 in their first GCSE year and wanted to engage them in their learning. This activity works well in small groups huddled round and OS map- all the maps can be different, that’s the beauty of the questions, they are left open-ended. Hints and help are given on the worksheet and an OS water map symbols guide is included for reference. There are a variety of challenging extention activities for the more able. It could be the perfect task to do in association with a river based fieldwork trip, to familiarise students with their chosen river location and drainage basin.