Example Timetable  

The following is an example of how a 3-day course might look. Our courses are as flexible as possible to meet your requirements, with other topics and skills able to be substituted into this timetable. There will be some variation between what is offered at specific centres due to habitat availability. 

Day 1  

Arrive Midday  

  • Students greeted by Field Studies Council staff. 
  • Welcome talk and centre tour. 
  • Pre-course meeting with our staff and teachers. 
  • Allocation of wellies/waterproofs. 

Afternoon – An Immersive Introduction to Fieldwork in Geography

Students will start to explore the basics of the geography toolkit, including sampling skills and the route to enquiry. The aim of this session is also to consider how we as teachers can use the environment to inspire students, encourage interpretation of the landscape and develop their geographical skills.

Evening – Benefits and Challenges of Fieldwork

Using real-world fieldwork examples students will consider the benefits and challenges of carrying out geography in an outdoors environment. We will explore the barriers to outdoor learning and look at how to overcome these barriers in a school setting. Includes a risk assessment session.

Day 2

Morning – Physical Fieldwork *environment dependent on location

Students will visit a local site of geographical interest to carry out a physical fieldwork investigation and to consider how outdoor learning can inspire and support teaching in the wider curriculum.  Students will get to experience a range of quantitative fieldwork techniques and methods.

Afternoon – Human fieldwork *environment dependent on location

Students will have the opportunity to carry out a second investigation exploring human geography themes. Students will get to experience a range of qualitative and sensory fieldwork techniques and methods.

Evening – NEA Planning

Workshop exploring how teachers can prepare students for the NEA and explaining the teacher’s role in the NEA process.

Day 3

Morning – Skills Workshop

Led by customer needs, this session can focus on use of GIS, statistical analysis or further topic-based support

Depart at Midday  

  • Review of the course. 
  • Signposting further actions and opportunities with the Field Studies Council and beyond. 
  • Final farewell from staff. 

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