Students will investigate the causes of flooding on a named river basin considering the geology, land cover and shape of the drainage basin (the bification ratio). Students will visit the river and measure the impacts associated with flood events in the town. A visit to a Flood Alleviation Scheme will allow students to observe how river catchments may be managed.

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

  • AQA 3.1 Physical Environments, Section A, Weather & River landscapes, Section B Fieldwork
  • OCR A 1.3 UK environmental challenges, 1.3.2 Extreme flood hazard events
  • OCR B 2c Our Natural World, Topic 1 Global Hazards, 1.1b Weather
  • Eduquas A Theme 1 Landscapes & physical processes, 1.3 Drainage basins, 1.3.3 flooding
  • Eduqas B Theme 2 changing environments, 2.2 rivers and river management, 2.2.2 flooding, 2.2.3 river management, 2.2.4 river flood management

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