Students will visit a dramatic coastal landscape, where they will encounter a range of coastal formations and processes, bringing textbook learning to life. Students will take a systems approach and use field sketches, maps, and system concepts to establish the relationship between process, time, landforms and landscapes in coastal settings, shaping this unique environment, including their part in the system.  Students will have the opportunity to take various primary measurements, depending on the nature of the site, in order to determine the possible reasons behind the development of the distinctive erosional and depositional landforms. The extent to which these systems and processes are affected by human activity, such as coastal management, will also be assessed. Students will be enthused and develop confidence in exploring new surroundings, acquiring a range of investigative and evaluative skills.  

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 9.30am – 4pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives. Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.

How this course fulfills the specification

  • AQA 3.1.3  Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Edexcel Topic 2: Landscape systems, Processes and Change, Option 2B: Coastal landscapes and Change.
  • OCR 1.1.1 Option A – Coastal Landscapes
  • Eduqas Changing landscapes, 1.1 Coastal Landscapes

Added value of this course

  • Develop personal skills
  • Have fun
  • Be inspired by a passion for the subject
  • Build friendships

Why Choose Field Studies Council?

  • Expert tuition by fully trained staff

  • Stunning locations across the UK

  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

  • Support before and after your visit

  • Free places for visiting staff