Students will investigate sustainable urban communities and environments. Focussing on a sustainable development, the students will use the Egan wheel as a tool for assessing sustainability. Through primary data collection and secondary resources, students will assess the location against the 8 characteristics of a sustainable community.

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 2 Human Environment, Topic 4 Changing cities, 4.5 economic change
  • Edexcel B Topic 5 Human landscape, 5.6 strategies for improvement
  • AQA 3.2 Human Environments, 3.2.1 Urban Issues and challenges, sustainability, Section B Fieldwork
  • OCR A 1.2 people of the UK, 1.2.6 sustainable strategies
  • OCR B 2c People and society, Topic 5 Urban futures, 5.2b sustainable cities
  • Eduquas A Theme 2 Rural:Urban links, 2.2 population and urban change, 2.2.2 sustainable communities
  • Eduqas B Component 1, Theme 1 Changing places, 1.1 Urbanisation, 1.1.3 urbanisation, 1.2.3 factors driving change

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