We have found ArcGIS a very useful programme of late for presenting spatial maps in the A level fieldwork writeups. It is going to also prove useful for the GCSE writeups. the explorer online version has been very effective and efficient.
Here are a couple of examples of year 10's first efforts.
M.Guan has presented theoretical ranges of different stores in his local area in Hong Kong.
D.Frossell has used it to create layers of different parts of the Bedford Golf Course.
G.I.S map by M.Guan
Golf Course by D.Frossell
If you want to have a go.....
Get on to http://explorer.arcgis.com/