Kingswood

A-Level Environmental Field Studies

Inspire and immerse your students in some of the best human and physical geography field studies locations in the UK. Designed to meet the requirements of the curriculum, including the new geography specification, our Geography GCSE and A-Level courses provide the conditions and the facilities for your students to develop all their required field work skills.

Our courses are developed by our highly trained, specialist tutors who will provide your students with the key skills needed for examinations and research projects. All field work meets the AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and other exam board requirements for both A-Level and GCSE Geography curricula.

Our sessions are typically led with a ratio of 1:15 specialist instructors per group, and we take responsibility for all aspects of health and safety during field work. For each investigation, students are guided through the geographical enquiry process before heading out in to the field.

Programme highlights

✔ Complete all field work requirements

✔ Highly trained, specialist tutors teach your students the key skills needed for exams and research projects

✔ Students will receive expertly planned study materials

✔ Tailored to the AQA, OCR, Edexcel and other exam board requirements of the geography curriculum

✔ Your residential adventure includes a choice of activity sessions such as zip-wiring and archery

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EFS 1

Our Locations

Encourage students to investigate their hypothesis
Ages: 16 to 18

Inspire and immerse your students in some of the best human and physical geography field studies locations in the UK. Evaluate coastal systems and rivers, or investigate changing contemporary urban and rural surroundings. We tailor and deliver full A-Level NEA investigations with the use of IT labs and GIS software. Your A-Level Geography students will carry out independent research collecting all of their primary data.

Students will undertake several pieces of geography field work at Kingswood centres with access to the coast, sand dunes, urban and natural environments. Students will be introduced to all stages of their NEA investigation, including setting a testable hypothesis and deciding on a sampling strategy, use of scientific equipment and apparatus when out in the field, primary data collection and presentation, and the process of articulating a robust conclusion and evaluation. Our A-Level programmes are delivered by our specialist environmental instructors and are designed to meet the needs of your chosen specification, including AQA, Edexcel or OCR and others. 

For each investigation students are guided through the geographical enquiry process. Before heading out in to the field they recap the topic and learn the techniques they are going to use, with specific focus on why that technique helps them answer their enquiry question and what limitations they may face. Whilst out in the field they visit specific locations and collect primary data that they can present back in the classroom. On returning to centre students are guided through data presentation and analysis, using various graphs as well as GIS Software.

We also provide guidance on evaluation methods and how to draw conclusions. These follow up sessions are tailored to your learning objectives so that they flow seamlessly with lesson plans back in school; all work completed by the students is made available to you at the end of your stay.

Geographical skills covered

✔ Cartographic skills

✔ Graphical skills

✔ Numerical skills

✔ Use of qualitative and quantitative data

✔ Formulate enquiry and argument

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EFS 4

Geographical enquiry strands

For each of the field work enquiries students will develop their confidence and competence in these six strands of geographical enquiry:

✔ Identifying a suitable question for geographical enquiry

✔ Selecting, measuring and recording data appropriate to the chosen enquiry

✔ Selecting appropriate ways of processing and presenting field work data

✔ Describing, analysing and explaining field work data

✔ Reaching conclusions

✔ Evaluation of geographical enquiry

 

EFS 5
EFS 5

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