Students will visit a dramatic coastal landscape, where they will encounter a range of coastal formations and processes, bringing textbook learning to life. Students will use field sketches, maps and discussion to help them understand key coastal processes and systems that work to shape this environment.  Students will have the opportunity to take primary measurements of the coastal landscape in order to interpret the impact of key coastal processes and management on the landscape. Students will be enthused and develop confidence in exploring new surroundings, acquiring a range of investigative and evaluative skills.  

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 Coastal Landscapes in the UK
  • Edexcel A Topic 1 Changing landscapes of the UK, Subtopic 1A Coastal landscapes and processes
  • Edexcel B Topic 4 The UK’s evolving physical landscape ,Subtopic 4A Coastal landscapes and processes
  • OCR A Landscapes of the UK – Coasts
  • OCR B Landscapes of the UK – Coasts

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