Leeson House offers a range of fieldwork opportunities for the Geography option of the Common Entrance Exam.
All of our CE study units include a variety of fieldwork and mapping skills and follow the lines of a standard geographical enquiry. We are also able to provide guidance for secondary data sources including use of GIS where appropriate. The study units are closely linked to the thematic titles.
Rivers and Coasts
A variety of activities/topics could include carrying out the following: a study of downstream changes along the River Piddle or West Corfe River; comparison and contrast two sections of a beach at Durdle Door; a study of the Swanage Flood Alleviation Scheme and why Swanage is prone to flash flooding; discuss how the impact of visitors is managed within Studland Heath National Nature Reserve.
Transport and industry
Study the advantages and disadvantages of the various transport links in the Isle of Purbeck and the effect on tourism at places such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
Weather and Climate
Collect data from our onsite flood plots and record tree interception rates. Explore whether this data can be compared to data obtained out in the field.
Leeson House is the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips. The house is a secluded Grade Two mansion situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.
Leeson House can accommodate up to 80 students and 12 accompanying staff and residential bookings are taken 7 days a week throughout the whole year. We also offer a wide range of day visits and outreach activities.
We’re about to start our busiest spring term ever with over 50 residential staying with us! We’re looking forward to seeing so many of our usual schools back with us again. If you’re requiring a day visit for spring or summer 2022, please get in touch quickly. If you’re looking for residential dates between September 2022 and August 2023 – many spaces have now gone but the odd residential slot still exists. Please get in touch! Thank you to all that have booked for 2023 already!