The two hour sessions with views across the Olympic Park are designed to complement the Curriculum and are led by staff from Field Studies Council.
Classroom sessions are available on Monday and Tuesday morning and afternoon and Wednesday afternoons. Check availability on the calendar. Session are available for up to 35 students and accompanying staff. Subjects and Levels are indicative as courses can be adapted to suit the needs of your group.
On other days of the week we can still offer 2 hour courses, based outside and at other locations. Check descriptors below for suitable courses and contact us for availability. We also offer one day urban geography courses.
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Olympic Park Construction Journey – An overview of the parks development from the earliest maps to the most recent fly-over from the ordnance survey. Students interact with the resources and use them to identify why Stratford is a good location to host the 2012 London Olympics. (KS3/KS4/AS/A2/HE : Geography)A Sustainable Olympic Park? Students investigate issues surrounding sustainability with a focus on the Olympic Park. Divided into teams, the students take a stance either ‘for’ or‘against’, identify evidence to support their argument and then present their case to the rest of the class. (KS3/KS4/AS/A2/HE : Science/Geography/Citizenship)
Re-branding east London – Students explore the need for and impact of regeneration in branding east London, particularly the Docklands ‘brand’, and assess the re-branding potential brought by the 2012 Games. (AS/A2 : Geography)
Destination Stratford - Explore the potential of the Olympics to transform this area into a tourist destination. the course considers the Olympic Park site and surrounding area,investigating access, other facilities and visitor needs, includes a case study of View Tube (with over 10,000 visitors a month). Discussion of future plans, and 'creation' of an Olympic Park Visitor Centre (KS4/AS/A2/HE : Geography / Travel & Tourism).
Managing Urban Change - Students look at information about the local area, considering political, social, economic and environmental impacts on the Olympic Site and the surrounding area. They then investigate one of these locations in more detail, identifying the impact of the Olympic Games regeneration on Hackney Wick and the way in which the local area hopes to benefit from it. (AS/A2 : Geography)
Changing Urban Environments - Students create a case study of sustainable Urban living. The look at information about the Olympic Site, considering political, social, economic and environmental impacts on the surrounding area and on local communities. (KS4 : Geography)
All change in Stratford! – Students explore Stratfords past, using photos, video and maps to bring the history of the Olympic Park and the surrounding area to life. They then imagine the future and discuss how that will change the area with the help of the Olympic Park legacy plan. (KS3/KS4 : Geography / History)
A lasting legacy – students explore the future of the Olympic Park. They listen to the views of local people and us this to help plan the‘legacy’ beyond 2012. (KS4/AS/A2/HE/FE : Geography / PE / Sports Studies)
London's three Olympic Games - In 2012 London will become the first city to host the Olympic Games for the third time, having hosted it in 1908, 1948 and now 2012. Students investigate the changes to the sports, the nations and the facilities, using archive material to discover more about this international event. (KS4/AS/A2/HE: History / PE / Sports Studies)
More than 30 students? We can arrange sessions for larger groups. Contact us for details.
FSC London also offer one day urban geography programmes at sites across east London.