Field studies - A practical guide to carrying out required GCSE and A-Level fieldwork techniques RE200 / N03

Start date
30 Apr 19
The LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH View on Google Map


The course focuses on developing the toolkit of skills required to conduct fieldwork through building confidence in how to set up and carry out an investigation, what to do with the data collected and where you can go for additional support.


You will be able to:

  • justify which quadrat to use and what data to collect for a range of investigations
  • discuss sampling strategies and which is most applicable for certain questions
  • develop ID skills and conduct a grassland investigation along a transect
  • identify certain Lichen for use as an indicator species
  • discuss different types of data presentation, statistics and the benefits of ArcGIS
  • budget for fieldtrips and fieldwork days
  • utilise your local parks and know where you can get support


Secondary bespoke support30 April 201913:00-16:00Venue address



13:00 – 13:15      Arrival and registration
13:15 – 14:50      Fieldwork Techniques and Data Collection

  • Quadrats: which ones to use, why to use them and what data to collect
  • Sampling strategies: how to use each, when to use them and why
  • Grassland Transect
  •  Lichens and their use as an indicator species

14:50 – 15:15      Discussion of findings and ways to represent the data gathered
15:15 – 15:40      Carrying out fieldwork on a shoestring
15:40 – 16:00      Utilising your local parks and how to book The LookOut

Special Considerations
Please try to ensure that you wear weather-appropriate clothing on the day. Most activities will be out of doors unless there are severe weather conditions. Waterproof jackets, hats and suitable footwear will keep you warm and dry and gloves are recommended on cold days.


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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£40.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£50.00

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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