Barcelona Field Studies Centre

AQA A Geography Field Studies Itinerary Example 2

Date Morning Afternoon Evening Skills Transport
Day 1  

Arrive 13.45 BA 1796

 Lunch at hotel

Orientation tour of city to include Zona Franca (tax-free industrial zone)

 

Introduction to the course

Evening meal 20.00

 

To be inserted Coach
Day 2

Breakfast 08.00

Depart 09.00

Barcelona: land use patterns related to contemporary models.  Urban transects to investigate economic and social changes across the city

Urban transects continue

Linking the role of economic and social processes and the part played by physical factors

Evening meal 20.00

 

To be inserted Public Transport
Day 3

Breakfast 08.00

Depart 09.00

El Raval: the social, economic and environmental impact of urban renewal strategies.

Use of transects or quadrats

Poble Nou: de-industrialisation and urban renewal: the new Silicon Valley?

The impact of the Olympic Village and current renewal strategies. The impact of de-industrialisation

 

Linking census data within the follow-up session.

Evening Meal 20.00

Evening Excursion to Barcelona (additional cost)

To be inserted Public Transport

 

 

 

Coach

Day 4

Breakfast 08.00

Depart 09.00

Coastal Management study: the Sitges coastline

The processes leading to coastal erosion and the evaluation of current management strategies

Evening meal 20.00

Classroom follow-up

 

To be inserted Coach
Day 5

08.00 Breakfast

08.30 Depart

Garrotxa Volcanic Park

Arrive 10.30

Introduction to the Park: Castellfollit de la Roca (basaltic columns)

Croscat Volcano: variations in the form, type and frequency of eruption, relating volcanic landforms to the nature of the plate boundary/hot spot.

 Santa Margarida : volcanic landforms (2 hours)

Walk to Santa Pau (1 hour): changes in rural settlements study.

Visit the earthquake museum; characteristics of earthquakes; earthquake simulator; earthquake hazard management.

18.00 Depart for Barcelona

Evening meal 20.30

 

Classroom follow-up

To be inserted Coach
Option Day 1

Breakfast 08.00

Depart 09.00

Rural Depopulation case study: Les Garrigues.

A comparison of 4 contrasting villages, each revealing different social, economic and environmental effects of out-migration.

Linking census data within the follow-up session. Development of models of sustainable rural development based upon an analysis of data collected during the day.

20.00 Evening Meal

To be inserted Coach
Option Day 2 Case studies of two contrasting tourist development models (Sitges and Calafell) Evening meal 20.30

 

Classroom follow-up

To be inserted Coach
Day 7

Breakfast 08.00

Depart hotel  12.00

Depart 14.30 BA 1797     Coach