Barcelona Field Studies Centre S.L. is a registered Spanish
company that offers a range of Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Physical
and Human Geography fieldwork options for GCSE and A/IB level students. Field
study programmes range in duration from 1 to 6 full days.
Accommodation is provided in one of a selected number of
quality 2 or 3 star hotels, in one of several resorts along the Catalonian
coastline, including Sitges, Calafell and Castelldefels. Your accommodation
provides a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Full
board or half board can be included.
The teaching base is a self-contained area within the hotel
where students have exclusive use of the rooms and facilities.
In association with NST, the UK’s leading operator of
Educational Visits, we offer a choice of travel by overnight executive coach or
by air. We work with a large number of airlines, including low-cost carriers,
and are able to source the best group rates, with regional departure options.
■ Inclusive courses at GCSE, AS/A or IB Level and
tailored to specific syllabus needs.
■ An extensive range of maps, worksheets and fieldwork
equipment to complement coursework.
■ Highly experienced centre staff.
■ A range of study options.
■ Internet information support for pre and post tour
■ A range of sightseeing and recreational options.
■ Transportation for your planned
programme of visits.
Programmes can be arranged which complement the work undertaken
in the classroom and which meet the demands of the curriculum at all levels.
We offer two types of course:
Led by Barcelona Field Studies Centre staff with specialist
knowledge and fieldwork expertise who, after prior negotiation of course
content, take full responsibility for teaching the course. Your active
involvement is strongly encouraged, whether in
contributing to the teaching, supervising and assisting the students or in
allocating students and staff to the most appropriate small working group. One
or more evening tutorials are also included, dependent on the length of your
course and your preferences. Maps, worksheets and course materials are provided
Tuition is shared between Barcelona Field Studies Centre
teaching staff and you each day. The programme is normally designed and led by
you with a Barcelona Field Studies Centre member of staff assisting during the
work in the field. There
are no included evening tutorials.
Both options include the provision and use of biology field
studies equipment and Health and Safety advice.
Field study options are available related to marine,
freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, the major nutrient and metabolic cycles,
and distinctive plant and animal communities.
Location: Garraf coast
Effects of fire on Mediterranean ecosystems. Location: Garraf Natural Park
Mediterranean Wetlands studies. Location: Ebro Delta
Mediterranean woodland productivity.
Location: El Vendrell
Microbiology studies. Location: Banyoles
Riparian ecology and Macro invertebrate studies.
Sand dune vegetation succession studies.
Location: Llobregat Delta
These include experienced specialist teachers with U.K.
teaching qualifications, Natural Park and local industry specialists. Staff
qualifications include Spanish Red Cross life-saving and Mountain Leader Award