Private Candidate Exam Centre for A Level Geography & Environmental Science Field Trips

A Level Geography & Environmental Science Field Trips Learner Guide


A Level Geography & Environmental Science Field Trips and Independent Investigation: 

  • A Level Geography & Environmental Science Field Trips are required and are a minimum of 4 days of fieldwork. In the coursework component, students are required to undertake an Independent Investigation that involves producing a fieldwork report.
  • The fieldwork must be carried out in relation to processes in both physical and human geography and demonstrate Fieldwork skills, including researching relevant literature, defining the research questions.
  • Understand fieldwork methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, observe and record fieldwork phenomena and justify methods.
  • Critically analyse field data to determine its accuracy and evaluate the fieldwork investigation and to write up the fieldwork results clearly and logically to make a well-argued case.

Stages for planning fieldwork activities: 

  • Identify appropriate field research questions/aims/hypotheses.
  • Designing the fieldwork methodologies, research and selection of appropriate equipment.
  • Information collation and data representation and analysis.
  • Analysis and explanation of information.
  • Conclusions and critical reflection on methods and results.


It is up to you as a student to determine your own study timetable, but please bear in mind that:

  • The written exams are held in May / June every year (starting in 2018)
  • Arrangements for the fieldwork need to be made with your examination centre well in advance. September of the academic year you would like to certificate.
  • Students must take all written exams and the fieldwork in the same year.

Tutors & Exams are offering fieldwork opportunities in October and March for each academic year. Please note there is a requirement for a minimum of five to attend or we reserve the right to move to an alternative date.

AQA A Level Environmental Science Fieldwork

In Partnership with Tutors & Exams and Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning

Please choose between the following two fieldtrips :

Monday 16th October – Thursday 19th October 2023

Monday 18th March – Thursday 21st March 2024

In and around Lincolnshire – there will be a range of different habitats to visit

Pearson Edexcel, AQA and OCR A Level Geography Fieldwork

In Partnership with Tutors & Exams and Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning

Please choose between the following two fieldtrips :

Monday 23rd Oct to Thursday 26th October 2023

Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March 2024

Coastal Study – Skegness

Deadline for coursework to be confirmed directly with Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning.

Health & Safety: 

Risk Assessments must be completed before any fieldwork activity. You need to understand the Hazards of your fieldwork, the Risks they present to you and your Control Measures to reduce or eliminate the risks.


Fieldwork requires the use of Equipment. Please ensure that you know how to safely use any equipment, this may include but is not limited to Ranging Poles, Clinometers, Soil Augers, Long 30m tape measures, Compasses, stopwatches and electronic GPS.

Fieldwork Support: 

Please Contact Us for details of our 4 day field trip support package.


Includes Fieldtrip, tutor support during the trip, transport from a central pick up point, coursework marking, exam entries and hosting and certification.
It does not include accommodation, food or additional travel expenses.

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