Geography GCSE

for secondary schools

2019 - 2 nights from £98+VAT

  • Geography Residentials for GCSE groups

Location, location, location

Bring your GCSE group to one of the finest field studies locations in the UK for a PGL Field Studies course. Designed to meet the requirements of your curriculum, including the new geography specification, our courses provide the conditions and the facilities for your students to develop the required fieldwork skills.

Our experienced centre teams lead each session – in a ratio of 1:12 – and take responsibility for all aspects of health and safety during fieldwork.

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
By producing land use classification maps of town centres students are able to recognise patterns in retail settlements and settlement function. Development of towns over time can be demonstrated through a range of data collection techniques.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Physical Geography - click to see module choice

Coastal Management AQA, Edexcel, OCR
Coastal erosion and the conflicts which arise as a result of it are examined along with the options available to manage it. Different types of coastal defences and management systems are investigated and students discuss future coastal management strategies.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Coastal Processes and Features AQA, Edexcel, OCR
With reference to nearby examples, students discuss the formation of coastal features and how they have evolved. Features include stumps, stacks, caves and wave-cut platforms. A beach profile can be constructed if required.
Available at: Little Canada, Osmington Bay

Rivers and Fluvial Systems AQA, Edexcel, OCR
The form and functions of rivers are studied in this river investigation, including meanders, floodplains and smaller formations such as point bars and river cliffs. A number of measurements such as width, depth, velocity and sediment size can be collected at a variety of sample sites.
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 GCSE Field Studies course
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
07.30-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   Full day: Local River Study - morning session Full day: Coastal Processes and Features - morning session Activity: Raft Building
12.00-14.00   Packed lunch Packed lunch Lunch at centre
14.00-17.00 15.30 onwards - arrive on centre, unpack and orientation Full day: Local River Study - afternoon session Full day: Coastal Processes and Features - afternoon session Depart centre after lunch
17.00-19.00 Dinner Dinner Dinner  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
PGL Sports Night
Follow-up session Follow-up session  

Learning outcomes

Evidence and data from fieldwork investigations at PGL form the basis of solid case studies for future examinations. Your pupils will leave with more confidence from their hands-on work and follow-up sessions which will have consolidated their learning.

The additional adventure challenges, if you choose to include them, will enhance the overall experience, breaking up study periods with team building and individual confidence-building activities.

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!