This course provides an opportunity for schools with low student numbers to prepare, plan and collect data for their individual Non-Exam Assessment for A Level Geography.

These courses are for groups of 9 or less students from any one school. Students must be accompanied by a responsible adult (usually a teacher from a school, but could be a parent/carer for an individual student).

Due to safeguarding reasons we are unable to let adult learners attend these courses. To ensure safety all U18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on residential courses, eg teacher or parent.

Lunch on the first day is not included, but is on the final day.

Staff are charged at half the student rate plus VAT, 1 staff member per school.

The cost of this course is VAT exempt, including in-course transport to field sites.

Train station transfers are an additional £22.00 per student return.

Example Timetable

Day 1

Arrival from 12:00

  • Check into reception.
  • Luggage to be stored in a safe location until rooms are ready.
  • Lunch, brought from home, can be eaten outside prior to start of course.

13:00

  • Meet your tutors for your welcome tour.
  • Borrow wellies and waterproofs if required.

Carbon Cycle

  • Introduction to the NEA and the route of enquiry.
  • Introduction to the carbon cycle and measurement on a local scale of a global system.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • Walk to Lodge Hill.
  • Fieldwork: Field sketch of, for example, carbon stores & flows as demonstration of a qualitative method.
  • Fieldwork: Discussion of and carrying out relevant techniques to determine carbon content of tree and soil biomass.
  • Calculations of carbon storage in different environments.
  • Time permitting, geo-location of data.

Break & bedrooms

Cake & drinks. Time to move into bedrooms.

Evening Meal

One hour break. Dinner sittings of 30 minutes allocated between 17:45 and 19:00.

Evening session

Continuation of day’s classroom follow-up.

20:00

End of taught course. Free time for students. Students to be supervised by school staff.

Day 2

Breakfast & Packed Lunch

  • Allocated sittings of 30 minutes between 07:45 and 09:00.
  • Make packed lunches. Free time until morning activity starts.

09:30

Meet tutors.

Changing Place

  • Introduction to place and Dorking introducing the different ways in which place can be determined.
  • Using secondary research to determine questions and hypotheses setting.
  • Selection of methods and sampling strategies using justifications.
  • Epitome Words of Dorking (testing sense of place – what are the preconceived ideas).
  • Travel to Dorking (RH4 1SG) – using 465 public service bus.
  • Urban Drift and Environmental Quality Assessment
  • Discussion of ethics.
  • A range of techniques can be used such as: perception analysis; E.Q.A.; non-participant observation and can support later techniques such as statistical analysis and/or geo-location of data.
  • Return to Juniper Hall.
  • More formal review of a common method used in the day.
  • Discussion of data presentation techniques.
  • Introduction to statistics with a worked examples of a statistical test - Chi squared (χ2) of epitome words.
  • Demonstrated outcome(s) from simple data (E.Q.A.) that is geo-located showcasing the benefits of its use, and an opportunity to discover more about the workings and applications of ArcGIS and Survey123.

Lunch & Break

Lunch will be eaten at a suitable time outside, with a cake & drinks break in the afternoon.

Evening Meal

One hour break. Dinner sittings of 30 minutes allocated between 17:45 and 19:00.

Evening session

Continuation of day’s classroom follow-up.

20:00

End of taught course. Free time for students. Students to be supervised by school staff.

Day 3

Before Breakfast

Stripping beds of bedlinen. Pack bags.

Breakfast & Packed Lunch

  • Allocated sittings of 30 minutes between 07:45 and 09:00.
  • Make packed lunches.

After Breakfast

  • Move luggage out of bedrooms to secure storage area.
  • Free time until morning activity starts.

09:30

  • Meet tutors.

NEA Planning Day

  • Students will make a brief start to their NEA planning:
  • With reference to the exam specification students are encouraged to do a literature review for complimentary material that will support their choice of topic/ location/ technique etc.
  • Identify a study area(s) and variables within it that could be measured.

12:00

End of course and departure.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Picnic Lunch

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Mon 16, September 2024 13:00 - Wed 18, September 2024 12:00

    This 3 day course is for NEA Covering Carbon, Place and Urban Skills

    Location
    Juniper Hall
    Region
    East of England
    Price
    £152 - £303
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff