Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) — FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions and troubleshooting for Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)

What are Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)?

NEAT are a series of tutorials, aimed at students, which provide a how-to guide on completing the Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) for A Level Geography. They are presented as short (15-20 minute) on demand videos and mapped to the stages of the route to enquiry.

What format are the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)? Tell me more about the content?

NEAT are hosted on Moodle, an open-source learning platform. NEAT includes five online courses.
  • Module 1 | Introduction and Planning
  • Module 2 | Methods and Data Collection
  • Module 3 | Data Presentation
  • Module 4 | Data Analysis
  • Module 5 | Conclusions and Evaluations
Each module is broken down into key questions, with each key question including a captioned video tutorial and self reflection form. All the tutorial videos are on demand so learners can choose when to watch them. There are also weblinks and reference documents to support each tutorial. A more detailed list of the contents for each module can be viewed here...NEAT - Contents
You can also watch this video clip to see what NEAT has to offer...Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials | NEAT | A Level Geography Student Resources

Who are the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) for?

NEAT modules are aimed at A Level Geography students to give them tools to critically approach their Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) / Independent Investigation.

How do I use the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)?

The resources are collated into easy to follow courses with downloadable self reflection forms to guide learners through the enquiry process. There is also a NEAT Contents page where learners can track their progress through the modules. NEAT can be used in conjunction with the resources on our website.

How long are the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials?

Each module is made up of a series of sessions. The tutorial videos for each session are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in playing time. Learners will need to allocate more time to complete the activities for each session. All the tutorial videos are on demand so learners can choose when to watch them.

Which exam boards are the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) relevant to?

NEAT are applicable to following exam boards for the Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)/Independent Investigation required at A Level Geography:
  • AQA
  • Edexcel
  • Eduqas
  • OCR

How much are the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)?

NEAT is charged at £12 for one year's access to all the modules. NEAT can be purchased online via Field Studies Council website...NEAT course page.

I purchased the course on the website but haven’t had the login information sent.

Please check your junk/spam folders and if it is more than 24 hours since submitting the form please contact us. Alternatively you can visit https://courses.field-studies-council.org/login/ and use the reset password function to get access. See also I've forgotten my username or password.

How do I access the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)?

NEAT is hosted on Moodle, an open-source learning platform. Please make sure you subscribe with the individual email address you want to have access, as we are not able to change this later.
Your login details are the same as the ones used to sign up for the course (email address and password). Please login to our Field Studies Council virtual learning environment using this link https://courses.field-studies-council.org/login/
We recommend saving the details to your Bookmarks for a later date. Once logged in, you should be able to see the NEAT courses under the “My Courses” tab.

I purchased the course but have not received login details from Moodle.

Please check your junk/spam folder and which email address was used to make the purchase. If the email address has previously been used to access a course on the Field Studies Council Moodle platform, please use your existing username and password to access Moodle, the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) will be visible in ‘My Courses’. If you have forgotten your password, please see details below on how to reset it.

I've forgotten my username or password.

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    Click on ‘Forgotten your username or password?
    • If you know your username, choose the option to reset your password. It is likely that your username is your first name.surname
    • If you do not know your username, follow the instructions to access your username and then use that username to reset your password.
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    Once you have established what your username is and reset your password, you should be able to access the the Non Exam Assessment Tutorials.

I have the correct details but can't login.

Try one of the following:
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    Log in using a different browser e.g. Google Chrome instead of Firefox.
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    Use a private or incognito window (to do this in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari, press Ctrl + Shift + N; for Firefox use Ctrl + Shift + P. For other Mac browsers, try ⌘ + Shift + N).
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    Clear your browser's cache (instructions)
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    If you are copying and pasting the login details, try entering them manually instead. Sometimes when you copy and paste from a phone or tablet it does not preserve the original characters, or adds an invisible space.
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    For further problems, please contact us. Sending a screenshot of any errors, and more detailed description of what "cannot log in" means, is always very helpful.

Can I access the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) on my smart phone/tablet?

Yes. You can download the Moodle app for the App Store or Google Play and login to the app to view NEAT on your smart phone or tablet.

How do I download videos from the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT)?

The videos can only be streamed from our online learning environment site using an internet connection. They cannot be downloaded for copyright reasons.

I can't download PDF worksheet(s).

Try one of the following:
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    Log in using a different browser e.g., Google Chrome instead of Firefox.
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    Use a private or incognito window (to do this in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari, press Ctrl + Shift + N; for Firefox use Ctrl + Shift + P. For other Mac browsers, try ⌘ + Shift + N).
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    If using Firefox, follow these instructions for viewing PDFs in Firefox.
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    Clear your browser's cache (instructions)
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    For further problems, please contact us, specifying which worksheet(s) you are unable to access.

I can't watch the video(s) or quality is poor.

If the video playback quality is poor (e.g. fuzzy, pixelated) or you have buffering issues, it suggests your Internet speed (bandwidth) or computer processing speed cannot support higher quality playback. You can get an estimate of bandwidth using a website like testmy.net. If you expect higher bandwidth than what's reported, try contacting your Internet Provider.
Other simple fixes for improving playback quality include restarting your router or modem, updating your browser, closing all other browser tabs, and clearing your browser cache. See Vimeo's own Troubleshoot playback quality and buffering issues knowledgebase article for more troubleshooting tips.
If you get an error message when you try to open the video (e.g., 'The embed code is not valid') or it is not the correct video, please contact [email protected] specifying the title of the video(s).
If the audio quality of the video is poor, we apologise for this and suggest that you watch the video using the 'closed captions' option instead (click the 'cc' icon at the bottom of the video). Please report the problem to [email protected] to allow us to improve our service.

My query has not been answered.

Please contact us.

I have a specific question about the Non-Exam Assessment Tutorials (NEAT) content

Please contact [email protected]

I have a query about virtual fieldwork for an international school or university

Please contact [email protected], explaining your requirements.
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