Fieldwork for Eduqas Specifications

Eduqas A

The fieldwork programme is closely linked to Component 3: Applied Fieldwork Enquiry included in the Eduqas A specification.
The programme of fieldwork will include at least one human and one physical geography location and topic. This will prepare students for the various questions in all three examinations.
The geographical context, and location of the fieldwork, will also provide valuable case study material for students.

 

Physical topics and skills for fieldwork investigation

Component 1

Changing Physical and Human Landscapes

  • Distinctive characteristics of UK landscapes
  • Geomorphic processes in the landscape
  • River landforms and processes
  • Coastal landforms and processes
  • Human management of river systems
  • Human management of coastal landforms
  • Drainage basin processes
  • Vulnerability to coastal flooding
  • Shore management plans

 

Component 2

Environmental and Development Issues

  • Small scale ecosystems and human impacts
  • Biodiversity
  • Impact of food production on a contrasting biome and biodiversity
  • Sustainable strategies to manage habitats and biodiversity
  • Habitat restoration

Human topics and skills for fieldwork investigation 

Component 1

Changing Physical and Human Landscapes

  • Rural economies
  • Honeypot sites and visitor pressures
  • Human management of the landscape
  • Services’ sphere of influence
  • Counter-urbanisation and impacts
  • Service provision in rural areas
  • Rural poverty and deprivation
  • Sustainable UK communities
  • Retail changes over time

 

Component 2

Environmental and Development Issues

  • Use of the environment for energy production
  • Management of water supply
  • Regional inequality in the UK
  • Policies to create growth in deprived regions
  • Sustainable tourism

 

Component 3

Applied Fieldwork Enquiry

  • Six stage enquiry process
  • Fieldwork design
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques
  • Secondary sources of evidence
  • Use of transects
  • Establishing change over time
  • Qualitative surveys
  • Geographical flows

Eduqas B

The fieldwork programme is closely linked to Component 3: Applied Fieldwork Enquiry included in the Eduqas B specification.
The programme of fieldwork will include at least one human and one physical geography location and topic. This will prepare students for questions in all three examinations.
The geographical context, and location of the fieldwork, will also provide valuable case study material for students.

 

Physical topics and skills for fieldwork investigation

Component 1

Investigating Geographical Issues

  • Coastal processes and landforms
  • Human influences on coastal processes
  • Coastal management options
  • Shoreline management plans
  • River processes and landforms
  • Human influences on river processes
  • Flood management options
  • Interdependence and processes within an ecosystem
  • Characteristics of a small scale UK ecosystem
  • Ecosystem community benefits
  • Human use of ecosystems
  • Conservation and management of a contrasting ecosystem

 

Human topics and skills for fieldwork investigation 

Component 1

Investigating Geographical Issues

  • Urban changes in the UK
  • Impact of urban change on rural areas
  • Characteristics of towns and their land use zones
  • Factors that drive urban renewal
  • Sustainable living environments
  • Changes in retailing
  • Impacts of leisure use on honeypot sites

 

Component 3

Applied Fieldwork Enquiry

  • Six stage enquiry process
  • Fieldwork design
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques
  • Secondary sources of evidence
  • Use of transects
  • Establishing change over time
  • Qualitative surveys
  • Geographical flows