This course offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills in providing high quality ‘first hand’ outdoor fieldwork. We will share data collection ideas that can be used to prepare students for the non-examined assessment (NEA) component of the A-level Geography qualification, and introduce skills that can be applied at GCSE. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Creative Fieldwork Guide. Throughout the course, participants will gain practical experience of planning and carrying out Geography fieldwork data collection, research and investigation, designed to support specification requirements. We will discuss how GIS, data presentation and statistics can be used to analyse fieldwork data.

Course objectives:

  • Consider what contributes to effective learning in the field and how we can ensure all students are actively engaged in the process.
  • Develop a toolkit of quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Build confidence in data presentation and analysis from fieldwork data.

Tutor: Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones is a Tutor at FSC Epping Forest with a passion for outdoor learning and a range of interests including geography, local history, ecology and hiking.

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Practicalities of outdoor learning
11.00 Water, water everywhere- Rivers and the Water Cycle
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Into the Forest I go- Ecosystems and the Carbon Cycle
14.45 Break
15:00 Crunching Numbers- GIS, Data Presentation and Statistics
16.00 Course Finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.


What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)