- Complete all the fieldwork requirements.
- In depth coverage of fieldwork within both a human and physical environment, required for Topic 6: Geographical Investigations, enabling students to get the grades they want within Section C of the Paper 2 exam: UK Geographical Issues.
- Enjoy a choice of adventurous outdoor activities and team building games to offer students an exciting start to studying geography fieldwork.
- Develop the geographical, mathematical and statistical skills which are integrated within all areas of assessment in a real world situation with contextualised data students have collected themselves.
- Students will be greeted by FSC staff, with a welcome talk followed by a brief tour of the Centre and the local area.
- Outline of the Course
- Allocation of wellies/waterproofs.
Human Geography Enquiry: People of the UK (Stages 1 & 2 of the investigative process)
Students will be immersed in a diverse and dynamic environment. FSC field teachers will bring the rich complexities of the human environment into focus, engaging students’ curiosity and revealing these places to be the diverse and interconnected systems they are.
Choose one from:
- 1.2.3 Development within the UK: Economic Change
- 1.2.6 Contemporary City Challenges
Human Geography Enquiry: People of the UK (Stage 3 of the investigative process)
Students will process and present their data using a range of geographical skills placing their field data into a social economic and environmental context and exploring the interplay between these elements at a local and global scale.
Morning and Afternoon
Physical Geography Enquiry: Landscapes of the UK (Stages 1 & 2 of the investigative process)
Students will visit one of the UK’s best example of a river or coastal landscape to undertake their fieldwork. FSC field teachers will carefully facilitate students’ investigations of the processes and systems that play a part in this iconic scenery, including their part in the system. Students will be enthused and develop confidence in exploring new surroundings. Choose one from:
- 1.1.3 River Landforms: Downstream Change
- 1.1.4 Coastal Landscapes: Landforms and Landscape
- 1.1.5 Coastal Landscapes: Coastal Management
- 1.1.5 (1.3.2) River Basin Management and Flood Event
Physical Geography Enquiry: Landscapes of the UK (Stages 3, 4, 5& 6 of the investigative process)
Students will process and present their data using a range of geographical skills to start to understand the data within the context of the study location and global setting. This will enable students to draw evidenced conclusions and deepen their understanding of the physical landscape. Students will justify and evaluate all stages of the enquiry helping them to prepare for the fieldwork exam.
Human Geography Enquiry: People of the UK (Stage 4, 5 & 6 of the investigative process)
Students will draw evidenced conclusions and deepen their understanding of the human environment. Students will justify and evaluate at all stages of the enquiry helping them to prepare for the fieldwork exam.
Depart at Midday
A final farewell from FSC staff as the students depart at midday.
Please note: to ensure safe and quality learning experiences for students, the timetable may alter depending on weather conditions and local factors at Centres
How this course fulfills the specification
1.1 Landscapes of the UK
1.1.3 Rivers create a range of landforms which change with distance from their source within a river basin.
The formation of river landforms (waterfall, gorge, V-shaped valley, floodplain, levee, meander, ox-bow lake).
1.1.5 Landscapes are dynamic and differ depending on their geology, climate and human activity.
River Basin: The geomorphic processes operating at different scales and how they are influenced by geology and climate.
River Basin: Landforms associated with the area.
River Basin: How human activity, including management, works in combination with geomorphic processes to impact the landscape.
Coastal Landscapes: The geomorphic processes operating at different scales and how they are influenced by geology and climate.
Coastal Landscapes: Landforms associated with the area.
Coastal Landscapes: How human activity, including management, works in combination with geomorphic processes to impact the landscape.
1.2 People of the UK
1.2.5 There are causes for and consequences of urban trends in the UK.
Overview of the causes for contrasting urban trends in the UK, including suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation and re-urbanisation.
Outline of the social, economic and environmental consequences of contrasting urban trends in the UK, including suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation and re-urbanisation.
1.2.6 Cities have distinct challenges and ways of life, influenced by its people, culture and geography.
Case study of one major city in the UK including the influences of:
- the city within its region, the country and the wider world migration (national and international) and its impact on the city’s growth and character
- the ways of life within the city, such as culture, ethnicity, housing, leisure and consumption
- contemporary challenges that affect urban change, including housing availability, transport provision and waste management
- sustainable strategies to overcome one of the city’s challenges
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships