It’s been coming for a while, and I have finally managed to spend some time updating these pages. There is now a new section under KS4 for the New for 2016 GCSE Geography specifications. While the prime focus for fieldwork will undoubtedly be the investigations in river or coasts and urban or rural, there is a lot of scope for field-trips adding value to the other areas of the syllabus, whether developing skills or case studies/located examples.
We are lucky to have some great locations on our doorstep, and while the changes will mean a slight change in how we address the fieldwork, we are in an ideal situation to make the most of our experience to use tried and trusted studies to deliver relevant teaching out of the classroom for large parts of the new specs. As ever, the list of options is not intended to be exhaustive, and new material is always being developed in response to teachers’ needs, so please feel free to ask if there’s something you’d like to try that you feel would be relevant.
We can offer a completely tailored field-trip, with as much or as little creative freedom for your students as you need. As such, we have a comprehensive selection of worksheets ready prepared, and full risk assessments for all studies, however we also have the flexibility to respond to input from students, reflecting the increased autonomy the new specs are looking for. The link above will take you to the landing page for the new section, and from there you will be able to find the list of studies suitable for each specification. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to use our contact page.
A similar update will be available shortly for A-level Geography, followed by the international qualifications and GCSE and A-level Sciences.