This course will fuse fieldwork with outdoor activities to give students the opportunity to explore real geographical contexts in an exciting and engaging way. The course allows students to get first hand experiences of a range of physical landscapes and processes and a unique insight into the interaction of people and the environment. Individuals undertaking the course will be encouraged to develop their team skills and individual motivation whilst involved in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

You can include adventure activities in the course programme, further information is here.

Example Timetable

Day 1


Arrive (approx. 12 - 1pm)
  • Welcome and outline the challenges ahead
  • Tour of Centre
  • Settle into rooms
  • Allocate kit (i.e. waterproofs)


Team Building

Team building activities to enable students to develop their personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS).


Dusk Exploration

A journey through the local area. Activities will give students an opportunity to burn off some energy after travelling to the Centre

Day 2

Morning and Afternoon

Select one option from:

  • Exploring River Environments
  • Exploring Coastal Environments
  • Exploring Limestone Environments
  • Exploring a National Park: Tourism
  • Exploring Upland Environments
  • Exploring Mountain Environments

*The choice of activities available will vary by centre. Please contact us to find out more.


Review of the day and orienteering.

Day 3


Conservation Challenge

Students will learn about the environment whilst undertaking a conservation task to help protect it.


Depart after lunch

Final farewell from FSC staff.

How this course fulfills the specification

National Curriculum Links


2.2 (b) Taking account of different viewpoints
2.3 (a) Explore creative approaches to taking action on problems and issues to achieve intended purposes
3 (e) Actions that individualsand groups can take to influence decisions affecting the environment


2.1 (b) Assess risk and work safety in the field
3.4 (c) Human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment
4 (e) Experience science outside theschool environment


1.1 (a) Understanding the physical and human characteristics of real places
1.1(b) Developing ‘geographical imaginations’ of places
1.2(a) Understanding the interactions between places
1.2 (b) Knowing ‘how and why where places and landscapes are changing
1.5 (a) Understanding how sequences of events in the physical and human worlds lead tochange in places
1.6 (a) Understanding that the physical and human environment are interrelated
1.6 (b) Exploring sustainable development
1.7 (b) Appreciating people’s values and attitudes differ
2.1 (a) Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively
2.1 (e) Find creative ways of using and applying geographical skills
2.1 (g) Solve problems and make decisions to develop analytical skills and creative thinking
2.3 (a) Use a mapat a range of scales
3 (f) Physical geography, physical processes and natural landscapes
3 (h) Interactions between people and their environments, and managetheir future impact
4 (a) Build on and expand their personal experiences of geography
4(b) Explore real and relevant contemporary contexts
4 (e) Undertake fieldwork investigations outside the classroom, individually and as part of a team


1.1 (c) Responding with body and mind to the demands of an activity
2.3 (b) Develop mental determination to succeed
4 (g) Make links between PE and other subjects and areas of the curriculum


1.2 (a) Making fresh connections between ideas, experiences texts and words
1.4 (c) Explore other ideas and develop their own
2.3 (c) Generate and harness new ideas and develop them in their writing


2.3 (d) Look at data to find patterns andexceptions
4 (d) Work on problems that arise in other subjects and in contexts beyond the classroom

Added value of this course

Develop skills

  • Communication | Resilience | Independent thinking | Leadership
  • Numeracy | Literacy | Investigative skills | Observation

Enhance Knowledge'

  • Ask questions.
  • Apply knowledge in the real world and make links.
  • Make sense of new places and understand our place and role within this.


  • Have fun | Make friendships | Connect with nature

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