Barcelona Field Studies Centre

GCSE Geography Field Studies Itinerary Example

Day Location Topic/Theme
Monday Barcelona (a) Characteristics of the Barcelona inner-city area: continuity and change.
(b) Inner-City redevelopment: Olympic Village & Port.
(c) The origins of Barcelona.
Tuesday Garrotxa Volcanic Park (a) Identify & interpret the main natural and human features of the landscape; the effects of volcanic activity upon the natural and human landscape.
(b) Identify and classify the different types of volcanic rocks.
(c) Form hypotheses about the formation of a volcano from evidence collected.
Students will visit the inside of a volcano, examine a volcano restoration scheme, and visit the large crater of the Santa Margarida cone.
Wednesday River Tordera A river study from source to mouth, including changing landforms, land use and channel processes.
Thursday Barcelona (morning) The impact of Gaudi upon Barcelona, including:
(a) Sagrada Familia (Cathedral);
(b) La Pedrera (architecture);
(c) Parc GŁell.
Sitges (afternoon) (a) Identification of the former fishing village 'core';
(b) Tourist function; impact of tourism.

Friday Delta de l'Ebre (a) Delta formation
(b) Rice-field ecosystem
(c) Threats to Mediterranean wetland environments
Other Delta Options:
- River boat trip