Barcelona Field Studies Centre
Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Offline Mobile Map Data Plotting App for Google Android and Apple iOS

Our Offline Mobile Map Data Plotting App will shortly be available for download on Google Android and Apple iOS mobile (iPad, iPhone) operating systems. This enables users to create data maps in the field, using geo-located map markers supporting colour shading, text, numerical (decimal) data and images. Editable worksheets allowing multiple data inputs for any location are provided in the app as an optional feature.

The map image with location markers and visible data inputs can be downloaded from Android operating systems (or from iTunes for iOS) for direct insertion in a document, printing, or the creation of overlays and further processing.

The app is designed to be easy to use and self-explanatory. For most students, a short demonstration is all that is required to be able to use it independently in the field for the first time.

Offline Map App Data Plotting Example

Independent Investigation

We have a range of itinerary options for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas that allow schools to complete the four days of fieldwork required for the A level Independent Investigation. We provide support for students to independently prepare their research question and sampling strategies in advance of their visit to Barcelona. If time allows, students can pilot their investigation on their arrival day, by visiting their chosen study area. AQA Independent Investigation itinerary
Edexcel Independent Investigation itinerary
OCR Independent Investigation itinerary
WJEC Eduqas Independent Investigation
Independent Investigation Preparation
NEA Student Support
NEA Teacher Support

A Level Revision Courses

U6 Geography Students from Xaverian College took another step closer to their exam by spending a week in January studying and interpreting the Barcelona landscape in preparation for their research paper. Xaverian College has been running U6 trips to Barcelona for several years all of which have proven successful in terms of grades and students enjoyment. Xaverian College U6 Geography Revision

Edexcel IGCSE Geography

Our Geography Fieldwork opportunities for Edexcel IGCSE cover the fieldwork requirements and provide knowledge and understanding of essential syllabus content. The field studies are supported by our IGCSE Geography Fieldwork Opportunities Handbook.Edexcel IGCSE Geography Fieldwork

Word Cloud Places and Brands

Our new spin-off website WordCloudIt.com generates Word Clouds for places, names and brands from an analysis of Search Engine results. Places, names and brands can be experienced in different ways by different groups of people and a WordCloudIt.com analysis gives a statistical guide to how we perceive, use and connect to them. Word Cloud places, names or brands
Geography field studies
Barcelona: Inner City 22@ High Tech Zone
Xaverian College U6 Geography Revision January 2018
Xaverian College U6 Geography January 2018
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

Accommodation

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

Barcelona Crime Map 2016

The Crime Map of Barcelona shows the highest crime occurs in the city's Old Town (Ciutat Vella) district, which includes El Raval. There were 40 crimes per 100 inhabitants in 2016, from an analysis of the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) data. These are the inner city districts that receive more than 30 million tourists every year, triggering the high crime rate per inhabitant.
Barcelona Crime Map

Spain's Rural Depopulation Crisis

The demographic crisis in Spain is worsening. A recent report 'Población y despoblación en España 2016' concludes that more than half of Spain's towns and villages carry a very high to moderate risk of being completely depopulated in the medium and long term. The vast majority of these face extinction as they suffer the continuous ageing of their population with few if any births. Rural Depopulation in Spain 2016