Barcelona Field Studies Centre

AS/A Level GCE Geography 2016

Our field studies for the new 2016 AS and A Level GCE Geography courses cover the Fieldwork and Geographical skills, including data manipulation and statistics, that students need.

We provide schools in advance with:

  • a fieldwork methodology student 'tool kit' of sampling and statistical methods and example worksheets tailored to our range of field studies;
  • detailed background to our studies;
  • links to census data and other relevant research material;
  • a list of the syllabus themes that link to the studies.

A typical A Level group will undertake 2/3 human and physical studies that lend themselves to a wide range of hypotheses linked to the syllabus themes. Students then develop their own Individual Investigation titles.

Edexcel AS/A Level GCE 2016 Geography Fieldwork OCR AS/A Level GCE 2016 Geography Fieldwork AQA AS/A Level GCE 2016 Geography Fieldwork (Draft) WJEC AS/A Level GCE 2016 Geography Fieldwork (Draft) AS/A Level GCE 2016 Syllabus Comparisons

Fieldwork Packages

Field study courses can be tailored to your individual needs. To help you with your planning, we have provided a link to our most popular and successful geography fieldwork studies.Geography fieldwork

Edexcel GCE

Field studies support the Crowded Coasts, Extreme Weather, Unequal Spaces and Rebranding Places units of the Edexcel Geography GCE examination.
Crowded Coasts fieldwork options include coping with pressure, increasing risks and coastal management. Rebranding Places field studies cover both urban and rural rebranding strategies and management. Field study updates


We offer a variety of accommodation options for groups attending our field study courses. The Artur Martorell Rural Lodge in Calafell has purpose-built facilities and accommodation for educational study group and lies at the lower end of the budget range. Many groups prefer hotel accommodation, and the Hotel Piccadilly located in Sitges, one of Spain's most attractive, cosmopolitan and prestigious resorts, is a very popular choice. Accommodation
Geography field studies
Barcelona: Inner City 22@ High Tech Zone
Ecology field studies

Who are we?

Barcelona Field Studies Centre offers fully inclusive Geography, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental and Tourism field study courses to U.K. and International schools and colleges throughout the year in an outstanding geographical environment. Fieldwork in Barcelona

Why Barcelona?

The Barcelona area offers a range of settings for geography fieldwork unrivalled in Europe. The city of Barcelona presents a fascinating case study of many of the major themes of urban growth and development. Field studies in the unspoiled National Parks that surround the city include coastal management, river processes, dune ecosystems, limestone and volcanic landscapes. Field Study Centre information

Barcelona: Deprivation and Poverty

It is easy to think that poverty is an LIC (Low Income Country) problem and that shanty towns only occur in LIC cities. The reality is that even within so-called wealthy countries there is poverty and that Barcelona has its own areas of poor housing, often self-constructed.
Barcelona's areas of greatest deprivation are its inner city districts, such as El Raval, and the city edges. Deprivation and Poverty in Barcelona