A comparison of the two different areas will be used to observe the contrasting abundance of plants associated with varying management regimes. How human activity affects biodiversity, local flows, cycles and processes. Students will investigate the interdependence of abiotic and biotic components.

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm, 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

  • Edexcel A Component 1 The physical Environment, Topic 3 Ecosystems, 4.3 Deciduous woodland
  • AQA 3.1 Physical Environments, Section B, Ecosystems, Section B Fieldwork
  • OCR A 2.1 Ecosystems, 2.1.1 Ecosystems
  • OCR B 2c Our Natural World, Topic 4 sustaining ecosystems, 4.1a ecosystems
  • Eduquas A Theme 5 Ecosystems, 5.3 Ecosystems, 5.3.2 processes in ecosystems
  • Eduqas B Theme 3 Environmental Challenges 3.1 Ecosystems, 3.2 Ecosystems

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