Well-planned and safely run fieldwork can benefit students’ learning and personal development. Positive fieldwork experiences may also encourage students to continue their geographical education to Key Stage 4 and beyond.

We can help you with top tips for running successful fieldwork, information about health and safety guidelines, ideas and resources for running fieldwork in your local area and beyond, how to link your fieldwork to GIS and other technologies, training and CPD and much more.

The value of fieldwork

Find out about skills progression in fieldwork, National Curriculum requirements and more

Fieldwork planning

Advice for planning fieldwork experiences, inclusive fieldwork and fieldwork on a budget

Health and Safety

No field trip should be undertaken without first ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all those involved

Fieldwork resources

View our online catalogue of fieldwork resources

Fieldwork training and CPD

Get booked on to our upcoming fieldwork training and CPD events

Fieldwork grants for schools

Grants to support school fieldwork and expeditions, and innovation in teaching geography at secondary and higher education level

Alexander Awards Summer School

An exciting opportunity for A Level and Higher Studies students to undertake a range of fieldwork tasks to develop their confidence in using geographical skills

The Society would like to thank consultants Chloe Searl and Andrew Dimberline who have contributed widely to the material found on these school fieldwork pages. 

The Society is part of the Learning Away Consortium