Conducting high quality fieldwork at GCSE

Geography fieldwork is an important part of Pearson Edexcel GCSE Geography. Fieldwork contributes 15% of the marks on both our Pearson Edexcel Geography (9-1) Specification A and Specification B GCSE Qualifications.

Read more

Fieldwork can be challenging, informative, stimulating and often fun, and allows students to explore issues and questions in a real-world context and to question their own findings. It nurtures analytical and critical thinking as well as helping to build resilience.

The following three short videos and A Guide to Conducting High Quality Fieldwork at GCSE are designed to support you when planning your next fieldwork trip to ensure high quality fieldwork and positive outcomes for your students.

Pre-fieldwork planning

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}

This video offers some tips for planning a successful field trip and designing a fieldwork investigation using the six-step enquiry process.

Primary fieldwork skills

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}

This video looks at primary field skills and undertaking a field investigation, as well as the importance of sampling, data collection and recording techniques.

Post fieldwork

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}

Following the fieldwork investigation students should have the opportunity to reflect on their findings and the validity of their conclusions.

 

Guide to conducting high quality fieldwork cover

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}

A Guide to Conducting High Quality Fieldwork at GCSE

Fieldwork is an essential component of the GCSE Geography specifications. By sharing approaches this guide looks at what high quality fieldwork looks like at GCSE. These approaches to conducting high quality fieldwork are exemplified via resources, student work, feedback from students, teachers and staff at the Field Studies Council (FSC) showcasing the impact of high-quality fieldwork on learners.

Download a Guide to Conducting High Quality Fieldwork at GCSE

For more detailed information about meeting the requirements for Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography Specification A and Specification B fieldwork please download the fieldwork guides.

Fieldwork guide cover

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}
Fieldwork guide B cover

{{ gatDoctitle }}

{{invalidUserName}}
{{invalidUserMail}}
{{errorMessage}}