Carry out an investigation to complete the requirements of the core practical. This investigation involves the use of a belt transect (e.g. shaded area to an area with no shade). It involves students thinking about how to sample their chosen area, including the identification and observation of plants/organisms.

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 Biology: Ecosystems; 9.5 Core Practical Investigate the relationship between organisms and their environment using field-work techniques, including quadrats and belt transects.

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