GCSE Geography Fieldwork Key Stage 3
Cliffs Farm has been used by secondary schools for Key Stage 3 geography fieldwork since 1995. A farm visit gives pupils the opportunity to gather information directly for a case study. The focus is on finding out how land use is influenced by human and physical factors. Diversification and renewable energy are also themes that can be studied. Visits are organised in partnership with teachers so that they meet the needs of the curriculum.
Geography field work can be organised for up to 90 pupils per visit so a whole year group can be accommodated over 2 days.
You can integrate a farm study into your school's programme of cross curricular themes, and use it for fieldwork in Geography, History or Science. Discover ponds, ditches, ancient hedgerows and uncultivated field margins. Learn about vegetable and cereal growing and study different types of soil.
You may want to develop a long term case study by planning several visits at different times of the year, or encourage older students to set up their own individual projects.