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Field Studies Centre NETTLECOMBE COURT 2017-2018

Nettlecombe Court

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Trip to Field Studies Centre NETTLECOMBE COURT 2017-2018


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Dear Parent/Guardian

I am arranging a visit to the Field Studies Centre to take place on Monday 12th – Thursday 15th February 2018. 

We will be travelling to Nettlecombe Court Field Centre in Taunton, Somerset by college mini bus, leaving college at 8.00am on Monday 12th February 2018 and returning to the college by approximately 6.30pm on Thursday 15th February 2018. The total cost of the visit per student is £263.00. 

This trip involves lectures from dedicated coastal and regeneration researchers, who specialise in teaching to schools and colleges. The centre provides all resources and equipment, and the activities have been designed to align with the Edexcel A Level exam board. 

The tutors at the centre provide specialised support to aid the students in researching and writing their coursework. 

The fee includes: 

  • All lectures
  • Transport to and from the centre via minibus
  • Equipment
  • 3 nights overnight stay
  • Dinner on the first night (Monday)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (including water) on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Breakfast and a packed lunch on Thursday

Your son/daughter will need to bring with them a packed lunch for the journey on Monday 12th February 2018. They must wear sensible footwear and clothing that takes into account the weather conditions. Please be aware that conditions could vary between rain and sun, so appropriate gear should be packed. Students may take one small bag of luggage. 

As part of the Geography A Level, it is compulsory for students to take part in 4 days of fieldwork. Without this, they cannot pass the A Level. This trip has been designed to maximise learning in an interesting and different way, as well as completing part of the coursework, which is also compulsory (20% of the A Level). 

You can see a full breakdown of what the students will be doing on each day at the following link (weather permitting): 


We have chosen to do the coasts, regeneration and independent investigation days. 

In order for your son/daughter to take part in the visit I need you to complete a permission slip that was given to your son/daughter. This is essential as unfortunately I cannot take any student who has not completed this form. Please return this to Katy Lyndon by Wednesday 18th October 2017 via your son/daughter. 

We would be asking for money according to the following time schedule. Full payment for this trip can be made at any time, but we will need the three payments by the dates below. When you pay on the College Online Store, please amend the full amount to reflect the instalment amounts below. 



Date to be paid by

Deposit (non-refundable)


Wednesday 18th October 2017

Second instalment


Wednesday 15th November 2017

Final instalment


Wednesday 13th December 2017

If you have any questions regarding the visit please do not hesitate to contact me on 01252 407144 or via email k.lyndon@farn-ct.ac.uk

Yours faithfully

Katy Lyndon, Geography Lecturer, Academic Studies