Geography

Events and Trips

Fieldwork Dates 2020-21

  • 1st Year Southampton Common – this will take place in the Summer Term (if the situation allows)
  • 2nd Year Living Rainforest will not be running this year
  • 3rd Year Natural History Museum will not be running this year
  • U6th – Fieldwork Pilot Day Tuesday 29th September; Fieldwork Final Data Collection Data Tuesday 6th October

'Southampton Common Study' (First Year)
As so many of our students live outside the city and commute into School each day, this fieldwork enables the students to take a closer look at the immediate surroundings of the School and to get out of the classroom. The trip will take place during a lesson and the students will visit Southampton Common to look at how the area is used, how the uses of the Common have changed over time, and peoples' perception of the Common. Students will undertake an independent investigation based on these aspects of study.

The gallery below is for the Local Environment project.

(see fieldwork photo galleries)

IGCSE Fieldwork Students attend a residential fieldcourse as this forms an essential part of their work for Paper 4 (Alternative to Coursework). The course takes place at the PGL Centre at Osmington Bay, Dorset. Members of the Geography Department staff are also resident during the course.

The course is aimed directly at the subject material covered in the two  years of the I.G.C.S.E. course and it prepares them for Paper 4. It is an excellent opportunity for students to really immerse themselves in their Geography.

To see more details concerning the structure of the course and to look at some of the photographs taken during the recent course please follow the links. 

Sixth Form Fieldwork Fieldwork is an integral part of geographical studies in the sixth form. A range of fieldwork is undertaken both on a year group basis and on an individual class basis.

Year trips are taken to Slapton, Devon. On top of this the school's location provides an ideal opportunity for class based fieldwork for changing places, coasts etc. All LVI students undertake an urban based trip in Southampton looking at the topic of Changing Places.

Local Fieldwork Local fieldwork is something which the Department is very keen to promote at all levels within the School. This work really falls into two categories:

A. Fieldwork undertaken during class time
Whilst we are always keen to minimise the 'disruption' to colleagues in other Departments, it is possible to get students out during class time. Students can see a great deal in a double period, particularly with respect to the Human Geography of Southampton. Industry; housing; regeneration; perception of place; and placemaking are all elements which lend themselves to such fieldwork.

B. Fieldwork which is carried out at other times
Below is a selection of recent fieldwork exercises carried out by Sixth Form students.

(i) Calshot Spit.
(ii) Hengistbury Head.
(iii) Lulworth Cove.