At GCSE we currently run two fieldtrips.
All GCSE students take part in two fieldwork days which are a compulsory element of the GCSE course and will be examined in Paper 3. We have to undertake one physical day and one urban day.
In recent years we have visited Walton-on-the-Naze to complete the physical fieldwork. We spend the day assessing the impact of coastal management and human impacts on the coastline. Sessions are led by staff from Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre.
The second visit also takes place during school time and is currently based in Cottenham. Recently, the focus of this field study has been “Impacts of Growth in Cambridge on Cottenham”.
During both experiences’ students work individually to design their field study, gather data, practice geographical research techniques before analysing their findings, drawing conclusions and evaluating their study.
If you cant wait to get involved in geographical fieldwork why not visit the Field Studies Council Website for some fun ideas about how to make observations and gather data.