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New A level specification field days

We have developed field days that support the new A Level Geography specifications for a number of exam boards including WJEC, AQA, Cambridge International or ‘CIE’,OCR and A level Environmental Studies. These days are designed to cover the fieldwork requisites of the new spec such as sampling techniques and data collection and will be based around the available specimen papers for the exam boards.

Ability Level(s):
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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A-Level coursework days

We can advise over the phone or go out on reconnoitre trips with staff, to help with site choice, species identification and management details.

Ability Level(s): Alevel
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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Sand dune zonation and the process of succession

Learn about the formation of the sand dunes, the history of the site and its geology. Look at the adaptations of the plants. Use techniques such as, quadrats, dune topographical survey, soil and analysis, to investigate zonation and the changing conditions along a sand dune succession. Also look at the management of the site and its effect on the succession and creation of a plagioclimax.

Ability Level(s): GCSE
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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Wonderful weather

Ideal for an end of term outing, educational, fun and challenging. Learn how to name the clouds and predict the weather. Make your own weather station – anemometers, sun dials, thermometers. Fly home made kites and water rockets. A real fun day with lots to do.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Butterfly and grasshopper

Walk in one of the most beautiful corners of Gower. On a sunny day, linger to catch butterflies and grasshoppers, make cuttlefish boats and race them in Nicholaston Pill. Search for caterpillars and other bugs with sweep nets. On a cooler day, more games would be played and climbing the great dune of Oxwich Burrows would soon warm us all.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Treasure hunt

A great walk, looking at conservation and nature studies along the way. With group challenges, clues and maps leading to buried treasure. Follow the map and clues to take a walk through the Oxwich sand dunes. Complete an incident hike and work as a team to find your gold!

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Science, Geography
Cost: £200.00
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Heathland habitat

Ryers down is a wonderful heathland, which provides great opportunities for investigating the plants and animals which live there. There is also a pond which is full of dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles. Investigate the creatures in the pond, woodland or heathland all within walking distance.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): History, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Adaptations of freshwater invertebrates

The physical condition in a river and pond can be measured such as velocity and temperature. Then the animals found within the water can be examined and their adaptations linked to the measurements made. Biotic data, such as Biotic index for pollution levels can also be collected.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE
Relevant Subject(s): Science
Cost: £200.00
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Freshwater invertebrates and woodland habitat

Explore the amazing habitats of the river and woodland. River dipping in the Ilston to catch and identify river invertebrates. Keys can be used to identify the animals and then their adaptations can be discussed using role play and games.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Science
Cost: £200.00
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Woodland habitat

Investigation into the inhabitance of the woodland from invertebrates in the soil and leaf litter to bugs on the branches. Use various techniques, tree beating, pitfall traps, sweep netting, collect mini beasts and identify their adaptive features.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, Science
Cost: £200.00
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