Essential AQA GCSE Geography Leading Fieldwork in AQA GCSE Geography

This on demand course provides extensive coaching on how to plan and deliver the compulsory fieldwork component for AQA GCSE Geography, and is designed to increase your confidence with all aspects of the enquiry process.

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  • 4-5 hours learning time
  • 38 videos, resources and activities

About this course

This on demand CPD course provides a complete walkthrough of how to plan and deliver the two compulsory fieldwork enquiries that are part of the AQA GCSE Geography specification.

The 20 videos covers all aspects of trip planning, including how to make your trips fully inclusive, and then moves on to how to deliver each of the different strands of enquiry, improving your confidence with this key part of Paper 3, ensuring that your students are able to tackle the fieldwork component of their exam effectively.

Who it's for

This self-paced course is suitable for all teachers who deliver AQA GCSE Geography.

Course series

Essential AQA GCSE Geography

Course outline

This section of the course covers all the basics of planning your GCSE fieldwork enquiry, including the fieldwork cycle, choosing a suitable location, writing a risk assessment, how to run the actual trip, and making your trip fully inclusive.

  • Video 1 - Introduction: The fieldwork cycle
  • Video 2 - Choosing a suitable location for fieldwork
  • Video 3 - Writing a risk assessment
  • Video 4 - Planning your fieldwork trips: The basics
  • Video 5 - Making your trip inclusive

This section of the course covers Strand 1 (selecting a suitable question for geographical enquiry) - looking at enquiry questions and hypotheses, and different types of data.

  • Video 6 - Enquiry questions and hypotheses
  • Video 7 - Types of data: primary and secondary data
  • Video 8 - Types of data: qualitative and quantitative data

This section of the course covers Strand 2 (selecting, measuring and recording data appropriate to the chosen enquiry) - looking at sampling techniques along with all of the data collection methods that you could use for a variety of fieldwork contexts.

  • Video 9 - Sampling methods
  • Video 10 - Methodology: Human geography investigations - questionnaires and surveys
  • Video 11 - Methodology: Human geography investigations - traffic, litter and pedestrian counts
  • Video 12 - Methodology: Physical geography investigations - rivers
  • Video 13 - Methodology: Physical geography investigations - coasts
  • Video 14 - Methodology: Physical geography investigations - ecosystems

This section of the course covers Strand 3 (selecting appropriate ways of processing and presenting fieldwork data) and talks through the different types of techniques available to present data, including how to bring in GIS.

  • Video 15 - Data presentation
  • Video 16 - Data presentation: GIS

This section of the course covers Strand 4 (describing, analysing and explaining fieldwork data) and talks through how to teach students to analyse their data properly.

  • Video 17 - Data analysis

This section of the course covers Strands 5 and 6 (reaching conclusions and evaluation of geographical enquiry) and will talk you through how to complete the enquiry conclusion and evaluation with students, including the issue of reliability and accuracy which is often the focus of the fieldwork 9-marker on Paper 3.

  • Video 18 - Drawing conclusion
  • Video 19 - Reliability and accuracy
  • Video 20 - Evaluating fieldwork


  • Fiona Sheriff

    Fiona Sheriff is an experienced Head of Geography in Northampton and Co-Head of Education and Outreach for the UK Polar Network. She is a regular speaker for the RGS, a former Fawcett Fellow and has a huge passion for fieldwork

  • Vicki Woolven

    Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

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