Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography 2016/17
Local Fieldwork Investigation:
Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days
Students will research and undertake fieldwork in an appropriate environment in
order to start to prepare their portfolio to take forward to the high control ‘write up’
phase of their controlled assessment. The fieldwork will be based on the pre-released
titles from Edexcel B. This short course will cover all aspects of the preparation,
research, planning, processing and presentation necessary to start to create a
portfolio to take back to school or college.
Please visit
http://www.field-studies-council.org/outdoorclassroom/
For alternative geography fieldwork courses covering the
GCSE Edexcel geography controlled assessment
Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography
Local Fieldwork Investigation: Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days
COURSE LENGTH
3 Days (2 nights with 6 teaching sessions)
Monday / Wednesday
Tuesday / Thursday
Wednesday / Friday
Arrive mid-day
Fieldwork from morning to
late afternoon including data
collection
Completion of portfolio
including index of resources
for each student
Late afternoon and evening
beginning write up of
methodology and
presentation of data
Depart after lunch
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Arrive for
evening meal
Development of hypotheses
followed by fieldwork from
morning to evening meal
including data collection
Completion of portfolio
including write up of
methodology and
presentation of data and
creation of index of resources
for each student
Research on fieldwork and the
area to be investigated
Development of hypotheses
Or
Research on area to be
investigated
Completion of research in
evening
Depart after afternoon session
COURSE CONTENT
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FROM THE LIST BELOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT
Coastal Environments
The focus of this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching
Geography). It also covers content from the Coastal Change section of Unit 1 (Dynamic Planet). Due to the
changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcel’s
pre-set title each year.
Coastal Environments - Physical Processes
2016: Investigate the reasons for varying physical characteristics of beaches.
2017: Investigate how two stretches of coastline have contrasting landforms.
Coastal Environments - Conflict and Management
2016: Investigate the reasons for varying approaches to coastal management.
2017: Investigate the costs and benefits of contrasting methods of coastal management.
River Environments
The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching
Geography). It also covers content from the River Processes and Pressures section of Unit 1 (Dynamic Planet).
Due to the changing nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet
Edexcel’s pre-set title each year.
River Environments - Physical Processes
2016: Investigate the validity of the Bradshaw model in describing changes in discharge along the course of
the river.
2017: Investigate the changes in channel shape and discharge for contrasting stretches of a river.
River Environments - Flood Management
2016: Investigate the costs and benefits of varying approaches to river flood management
2017: Investigate the costs and benefits of contrasting methods of river management.
FSC Head office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW
Tel: 01743 852100 Fax: 01743 852101 Email: [email protected] Website: www.field-studies-council.org
Field Studies Council is a limited Company, registered in England and Wales No. 412621 and a Charity No. 313364. Registered Office; Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW
Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography
Local Fieldwork Investigation: Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days
Countryside Environments
The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching
Geography). It also covers content within Section B of Unit 2 (People and the Planet). Due to the changing
nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcel’s pre-set
title each year.
Countryside Environments
2016: Investigate the positive and negative economic impacts that tourism can have on rural areas.
2017: Investigate the contrasting pressures affecting a rural area.
City Environments
The focus for this session is to prepare and collect data for the controlled assessment (Unit 4: Researching
Geography). It also covers content within Section B of Unit 2 (People and the Planet). Due to the changing
nature of the controlled assessment the focus for this study will change annually to meet Edexcel’s pre-set
title each year.
City Environments - Contemporary Urban Issues
2016: Investigate the impact of population change on the characteristics of services in urban areas.
2017: Investigate the contrasting levels of deprivation in an urban area
LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES
Controlled Assessment
Learning Objectives
Learning Outcomes
 Gain case study knowledge of the
environment investigated
Learning Objectives related to the Controlled
Assessment:
 Gain greater understanding of different
approaches to primary data collection
 Consider how data can be presented
 Understand the different stages through a
route to enquiry, including a pre-fieldwork
phase, setting up the study, fieldwork, data
presentation, analysis and evaluation
All students will:
 Describe the issue to be studied including aims and a location
 Carry out fieldwork in the outdoor classroom, collecting data for the
controlled assessment
 Describe different data collection techniques for the investigation
 Collect a variety of information, first hand, including quantitative and
qualitative data
 Have access to relevant secondary data
 Complete their portfolio (unless they are identified as needing additional
time)
Most students will:
 Use secondary data in the pre-fieldwork phase to justify and contextualise
the fieldwork
 Use GIS information to aid the enquiry process
 Present data in a variety of ways to aid the enquiry process
 Use OS maps and aerial photos to aid the investigation
 Use field sketches/photos/maps
Some students will:
 Explain a clear aim and purpose for the study including a context for the
investigation
 Apply appropriate data collection methods and present some justification for
them
 Use a range of data presentation methods which are fit for purpose
 Use OS and digital maps and aerial photos to present data/information
FSC Head office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW
Tel: 01743 852100 Fax: 01743 852101 Email: [email protected] Website: www.field-studies-council.org
Field Studies Council is a limited Company, registered in England and Wales No. 412621 and a Charity No. 313364. Registered Office; Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW
Key Stage 4 Edexcel B Geography
Local Fieldwork Investigation: Producing the Student Portfolio for Controlled Assessment, 3days
FSC CENTRES
TO BOOK THIS COURSE, SIMPLY:
1. Choose the time of the year you would like to
attend
2. Pick the centre/centres of interest
3. Check availability online or contact head office
using the details at the bottom of the page or
contact the centre of your choice
*Please note to book this course the minimum size of your
group must be 12 students and 1 member of staff
BL
Blencathra
CH
Castle Head
DF
Dale Fort
DG
Derrygonnelly
FM
Flatford Mill
JH
Juniper Hall
KD
Kindrogan
MA
Margam
MT
Malham Tarn
NC
Nettlecombe
OR
Orielton
PM
Preston Montford
RC
Rhyd-y-creuau
SL
Slapton Ley
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Please visit
http://www.field-studies-council.org/outdoorclassroom/
For alternative geography fieldwork courses covering the GCSE Edexcel geography
controlled assessment
The FSC prides itself on being flexible. The content of our recommended courses can be
tailored to meet your needs. Alternatively, we can work with you to create a fully bespoke
course to meet your exact requirements.
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"We know the benefit fieldwork
brings to geographical
understanding...that’s why we're
working with the experts like the
Field Studies Council"
Jon Walton
Geography Subject Advisor, Edexcel
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Geography Fieldwork
FSC Head office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW
Tel: 01743 852100 Fax: 01743 852101 Email: [email protected]uncil.org Website: www.field-studies-council.org
Field Studies Council is a limited Company, registered in England and Wales No. 412621 and a Charity No. 313364. Registered Office; Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW
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