Students will investigate elements of the water cycle discussing the processes, the geology of the drainage basin and how this effects infiltration rates. Students will have the opportunity to measure the micro climate, canopy cover on different land cover types within the drainage basin. The physical and human factors that increase the risk of flooding will be considered. Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts of flooding.

Example Timetable

This course usually runs from 9.30am – 4pm, 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: 3: Physical Systems and Sustainability, Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • AQA: 3.1.1 Physical Geography/Water and Carbon Cycles
  • OCR: Topic 1.2: Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Eduqas: Section A – Global Systems, 2.1: Water and the Carbon Cycle

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