Our most popular AQA human field course seeks to identify the impact that tourism has on the range of coastal commnuinties in which we operate.

Students fieldwork is divided between the high street and residential areas, with research seeking to identify the impact that tourism has on the economies and identities of each town.

A mixture of modern and traditional techniques of data collection are used to 'geolocate' much of the data, enabling transfer into ArcGIS back at school.

Secondary supporting research includes census data and future economic plans for each of the towns as well as social media reviews.

Primary Fieldwork can include:

  • Holiday home mapping
  • Shops and service surveys
  • House price comparisons
  • Decibel meter
  • Questionnaires

Provided resources:

  • Fieldwork booklet
  • Secondary data
  • Classroom facilities
  • Write-up A3 summary sheet


Low season 1st November - 31st March


Mid season 1st April - 31st May
1st September - 31st October


High season 1st June - 31st July


GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
GFA Skegness 07398257944 / 01507603980