Students will visit a dramatic post-glacial landscape, where they will encounter a range of glacial landforms first-hand. Students will use maps, field sketches and discussion to help them to understand key glacial processes and concepts. They will have the opportunity to use fieldwork equipment such as compasses and clinometers to take qualitative and quantitative measurements of the landforms, in order to interpret the scale and direction of ice flow in the area. Post-glacial processes which have changed the landscape into the one we see today will also be considered. 

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 3.1.4 Glacial Systems and Landscapes
  • Edexcel Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change, Option 2A: Glacial Landscapes and Change.
  • OCR Topic 1.1 Landscape Systems 1.1.2 Option A – Glacial Landscapes
  • Eduqas Changing Landscapes, 1.2 Glaciated 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