Key Stage 4 programme - Geography themed day
In this visit students can cover physical and human geography aspects of the curriculum. The geography day is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Students doing a visitor survey at Wakehurst.
Students take part in landscape sketch mapping and study the distribution of plants using transects. They also undertake activities that explore the issue of climate change, carry out visitor surveys and learn about sustainable practice and countryside management at Wakehurst.
- Length: Day visit - Includes 3 sessions designed around a theme.
- Group size: 20 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 10 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day programme - fee starts at £180 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- complete landscape sketch mapping
- study distribution of plants using transects
- explore the issue of climate change
- conduct a visitor survey
- notice and describe sustainable and countryside management as practised at Wakehurst.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
The specification for exam boards vary. When you book a school visit at Wakehurst, let us know which exam board you are using and we will work with you to tailor the session for your students.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of either two sessions of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or three sessions of approximately 1 hour each, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We also offer a number of activity days, designed around a theme. Once you've selected a combination of activities for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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