Geography AS & A level

for secondary schools

2019 - 2 nights from £89+VAT

  • Geography course for AS and A Level students

Developing the skills to succeed

Two outstanding locations for fieldwork in the UK provide your AS level and A level students with excellent opportunities to develop their investigative skills, with the help of our trained field studies specialists.

Students collect data on tablet devices and use our IT facilities to analyse their results, prepare reports and compare their own findings with online case studies and secondary evidence. Our priority is to provide the geography course which meets your curriculum requirements.

Study modules

Our courses are tailored to meet the requirements of the new geography curriculums in England and Wales (first teaching in 2016).
A choice of modules gives students opportunities to carry out the investigations relevant to the specifications of the examination board they are following.

Human Geography - click to see module choice

Urban Settlements AQA, Edexcel, OCR
For rural issues, students investigate the changing function of a village over time and the issues associated with rural settlements. Geographical techniques are used to illustrate how an area has changed over time. Evidence of the impact of other settlements and the rural employment levels and type are discussed. For urban issues, producing land use classification maps of town centres allows students to investigate patterns in retail settlements and settlement function. Development of towns over time can be demonstrated through a study of building type and the CBD can be mapped.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Physical Geography - click to see module choice

Coastal Management AQA, Edexcel, OCR
Students examine the conflicts that arise from coastal erosion and the options for coastal management. They investigate different types of coastal defences through field sketches and discuss how they should be managed in the future through a decision matrix. Each option is examined through cost benefit analysis and all relevant economic, social, educational and industrial impacts are investigated and discussed.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Coastal Processes and Features AQA, Edexcel, OCR
By working as part of a team students profile a beach, taking accurate measurements which are entered onto a pocket computer. Students discuss beach formation and the reasons why beaches differ in shape and sediment size. They then discuss the results obtained and suggest why sediment size varies in relation to its position on the beach. Simple experiments allow observations of long shore drift and wave refraction.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Activities

The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities, such as zip wire, giant swing, trapeze, climbing and abseiling, to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 4 day Geography A Level Field Studies course for Secondary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
07.30-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   Full day: Coastal Processes and Features - morning session Full day: Coastal Management - morning session Half day: Urban Settlements
12.00-14.00   Packed lunch Packed lunch Lunch at centre
14.00-15.30 15.30 onwards - arrive on centre, unpack and orientation Full day: Coastal Processes and Features - afternoon session Full day: Coastal Management - afternoon session Depart centre after lunch
17.00-19.00 Dinner Dinner Dinner  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Quiz Show
Follow-up session Follow-up session  

Learning outcomes

Your needs – your choice.

We tailor the fieldwork to meet your requirements, so the outcomes are very much down to what you decide is your focus. Whether it’s a case of introducing a new topic, reinforcing work done in school, or revising a range of topics in preparation for exams for AS, A level or Highers – it’s up to you.

We can recommend the best choice of location to suit the specific requirements of your group.

Learnings and data from fieldwork and research done at PGL will form the basis of solid case studies for future examinations.

A 1:12 staff to student ratio means more support for each student as they make their investigations.

Our experience with many groups at this level means we can help with recommending appropriate project work.

You students will face their exams with more confidence, inspired by their fieldwork and follow-up sessions, which will have consolidated their learning.

Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

A great location near Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

On the coast near Woodbridge

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and the beach/surf school

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

In 250 acres near Shrewsbury

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross on Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Minutes from the M4, near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Set on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Close to the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead, close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Near Brecon in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

On the Sussex Downs not far from London.

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Set in 50 acres near Preston.

Revision Weekends

Revision Weekends

Revision the PGL way. Take your group away for a weekend of revision combined with activity breaks keeping them motivated, focussed & engaged.

 2019 just £87+VAT per person!