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We have really enjoyed working with Chris and the team at The Geography Fieldwork Academy on two separate occasions this year. Our trips to Southwold and Ipswich with KS5 and KS4 respectively were very well planned in excellent locations at a very reasonable price. The students enjoyed the trips and returned to school with a very clear idea and confidence about how the fieldwork will assist them with their NEA and exams. We look forward to working with The Geography Fieldwork Academy again in the future!

Nick Riley, Head of Geography at Great Baddow High School
Southwold NEA - March 2019 / Ipswich waterfront GCSE - December 2019

As a 'one person' department; working with the Geography Fieldwork Academy has been a real godsend for our GCSE fieldwork. A professional team and fieldwork resources and follow up activity. Will certainly hope to use them again!

Kent Polley, Head of Geography, Thomas Becket School, Northampton
GCSE Coastal management, Hunstanton, Nov 19

The GFA is the most affordable and high quality fieldwork centre you will find. Chris has developed a range of well organised fieldwork courses to suit all pupils. His and Hannah's support allowed our Year 13s to conduct their data collection with ease and confidence - the course has laid solid foundations for the write up of their NEA. Thank you - we cannot wait to return next year!

Will Smith, Head of Geography at Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, October 2019

Our Year 11 pupils had a great time carrying out fieldwork on Southwold beach after an excellent introductory session led by Chris. This is the second year running we have used The Geography Fieldwork Academy for GCSE fieldwork and we plan to use it again next year due to the high quality experience and learning opportunities provided!

Zoe Sanderson, Lead geography teacher, Ipswich Academy
GCSE coastal management, Southwold, Sept 2019

Everything about the 2 day NEA course we attended was excellent and this was by far the best residential trip that the school has been on. The staff gained more from the visit than the 2 years of exam board support; Chris made the NEA 'make sense' and the students thrived in the environment. Southwold was a perfect destination and you will be hard pressed to find a better experience and a more engaging and inspiring tutor in Chris. We will definitely be back, thanks for everything!

Emlyn Morgan, Head of Geography, Mark Rutherford School, Bedford
NEA 2 day skills booster course, Southwold, July 2019

An amazing day that kept our students focused for the whole day. Chris and his team were knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend using Chris especially after having some indifferent experiences with another provider.

Simon Peckford, Head of Geography, Stowmarket High School
GCSE coastal conflicts and processes, Southwold, July 2019

We have had two amazing days in Hunstanton with our Yr10 Geographers and Chris and his team. It's been glorious weather (we know we were lucky) and the students have been fully engaged in getting their data collected and understanding the methods required for the Human and Physical aspects of AQA's Paper 3. We really appreciated the fact that Chris listened to all of our needs and adapted the location and the type of data we wanted to collect. The GFA also arranged a great venue to deliver the message to our students. It has taken away all of the stress from us which is great staff well-being and the students appreciated the support and guidance they received from the tutors they worked alongside. We have already booked again for next year.

Nicky Shiels, Teacher of Geography & Humanities, Guilsborough School, Northampton
GCSE Human and Physical double, Hunstanton, July 2019

What a brilliant week of fieldwork for our A Level Geographers. Southwold is, as Chris says, a 'Geographical Gem' with so many interesting human and physical dimensions to explore. Chris and Joe were fantastic guides for the weekend - it was fantastic to visit a fieldwork centre run by people who are passionate geographers, experienced teachers and with a wealth of local knowledge that they are enthusiastic about sharing. Thank you.

Will Fry & Marie Serhal, Twyford CofE High School
NEA skills booster course, Southwold, June 2019

Chris and the team at Geography Fieldwork Academy provide an exceptional experience for students studying Geography. We have visited Southwold twice with our GCSE students and with the help of GFA both trips have been straight forward to plan and attend. The pupils had a great time on their field trip and the booklets and write up sheets are fantastic as well. Thank you!

Maddy Love, Head of Geography, Holbrook Academy
AQA GCSE double-day trip Southwold, June 2019

What an amazing location and way to do fieldwork - thank you Chris and Joe for all your support, guidance, and humour in delivering the NEA. Our students left throughly motivated and prepared to take on the independent investigation, which is the the best outcome any teachers could ask for. Already planning our return visit next year!!

Geraldine Booth, Head of Geography, Mill Hill School
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, June 2019

This is our second year with Chris and the team in Southwold in which the GFA have seamlessly organised a well-informed, appropriate and meaningful set of fieldwork tasks to ensure confident application in their exam. Our students ended the day today smiling and rosy cheeked, exclaiming 'that was a great fieldtrip, thanks!' What more could we ask for?! This will definitely be a regular booking for us. Strongly recommended.

Victoria Turner, Head of Geography, Norwich School
Edexcel IGCSE coastal processes course, Southwold, May 2019

The fieldwork at Southwold was excellent - the area really is a "Geographical Gem". It was very well resourced, and Chris and Joe led the fieldwork expertly. Moreover, Chris was flexible and accommodating, allowing us to meet the needs of our students across different courses and requirements. We will be returning, and highly recommend the GFA!

Lewis Berale, Teacher of Geography, Brentwood School
NEA & IB 3 day residential course, Southwold, April 2019

Had an amazing Field trip in Skegvegas (Skegness!) last Friday. I handed over organisation to The Geography Fieldwork Academy and they were fabulous from beginning to end. As a one man band I couldn't face the reccy/ booklet etc and the guys were professional and flexible throughout to deliver everything to my 32 students engaging them and turning them into young geographers. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of the field work on the Lincolnshire or Suffolk coast.

Sian Revitt, Head of Geography Charles Read Academy, Corby Glen
AQA GCSE double-day trip Skegness, March 2019.

Absolutely fab. Recommended to me by a former colleague and I was totally impressed. A great fieldwork experience, all resources provided and loads of expertise. Plus a gorgeous setting in Southwold. We've just booked a return visit for this academic year

Eve Darwood, Head of Geography, St James School, Grimsby
GCSE, AS and NEA fieldwork combined residential, Southwold, March 2019

Thank you so much for an incredibly well run field trip, really excited to see the NEAs to come. It was a real pleasure working with you. We will be back!

George Wagg, Head of Geography, Sydenham High School, London
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, September 2018

Back from a weekend in Southwold; a quintessential English seaside town location ideal for any geography teacher needing an NEA destination. Chris and the Geography Fieldwork Academy team provided all the support, guidance and expertise needed for a successful field-trip!

Sami Zeglam, Haberdashers Aske's Federation, London
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, September 2018

We use the Geography Fieldwork Academy who planned a perfect day with physical & human in one day. Great trip to Southwold. This year we are using the same company but visiting Hunstanton instead. We take half the year on one day and half on the other. 115 students this year.

Nicky Shiels, Teacher of Geography & Humanities, Guilsborough School, Northampton
AQA GCSE double-day trip Southwold, July 2018.

Just returned from a 3 day NEA course with Chris. Very knowledgeable and personable chap how has given our students and the staff a wealth of knowledge about how to tackle the NEA. Fab weather was a bonus too. Will be back next year.

Zoe Newbery, Campion School, Northamptonshire
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, June 2018

The Geography Fieldwork Academy is fantastic - we went yesterday to Southwold but they also run courses Hunstanton way-definitely worth a look!

Sophie Myers, Head of Humanities Bungay High School
NEA skills booster course, Southwold, June 2018

Just on our way home from a fantastic weekend in Southwold with these guys. Chris and Joe were super knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. They really know their stuff, their resources are fabulous and the students loved it! Highly recommended

Sarah Louise, Isaac Newton Academy, London
NEA 3 day residential course, Southwold, March 2018

A well produced and run package which the kids both enjoyed and learnt from. Looking forward to the next one

Adam Gould, Head of Geography Arch Bishop Sancroft High School, Suffolk
AQA GCSE double-day trip Southwold, Oct 2017.

We would love to hear your feedback about your fieldtrip. Your input helps us to ensure we are able to consistently evolve and adapt our courses to provide the very best service in the future.

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GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
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