Field trips offer our students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience away from their regular school environment. It provides a setting for them to learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner and helps them to develop the skills needed for critical observation and thinking.
Every year numerous field trips are organised to increase students’ understanding of and exposure to curriculum related topics. Below are some of the field trips organised by our tutors, read on to find out more.
A Christmas Carol
Actor John O’Connor faithfully recreated Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story and provided the students with seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future. The trip really added value to the students’ studies and brought a completely fresh perspective on an old classic. Theatre trips such as this one add value to the varied curriculum and create a real buzz before and after the event.
History comes to life at GCSE
GCSE History students visited the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The exhibits matched perfectly with the curriculum they are studying this academic year. Sean said; “The most amazing thing with the paratroopers that I saw in the Land Warfare Hall was the incredible leap in technology, even from the year 2000 to today. Everything including the design of the helmets has improved. The weaponry has moved to carbines and full auto guns. I would like more time to look at the planes there was almost too much to take in on one visit. It gives a whole new perspective to history and makes it more personal - like going back in time.”
A level Business Strong Foundations Workshop
Jim Riley, with his popular voice in all Tutor2u YouTube videos, showed the students how to write effective judgements and evaluations. All the examples given to the students were about real-life businesses such as Greggs, Cost Less, Apple, Tesco and Poundland. The students also had the chance to revise most of the business theories they had learnt in their course such as Porter’s Five Forces, Ansoff Matrix, Economies of Scale and Porter’s Generic Strategies.
GCSE Residential Trip to London
After visiting wonderful settings such as the Hogwarts Castle, Forbidden Forest and the Hogwarts Express Train, we set off for an American Diner in Covent Garden for refreshments followed by an exhilarating performance of Thriller, the musical that charts the music and life of pop icon, Michael Jackson.
Geography Field Trip: Osmington Bay Dorset
This dynamic coastal environment provided the students with plentiful resources from which to collect data. The weather can only be described as ‘dismal with heavy rain and cold winds’, making the data collection very challenging. However, the group persevered and stayed positive, working together to collect a range of data including beach profiles, measuring longshore drift, conducting environmental quality surveys, and assessing coastal management strategies. Despite the poor conditions the students had a successful day of data collection with a substantial range of primary data for their independent investigations.
GCSE Residential - London, Rock and Observation
A varied programme of events in London filled a fun-packed two days for our GCSE students. They visited the National Theatre, the Tower of London, Greenwich Royal Observatory and the School of Rock musical.
International Foundation Programme UoL & LSE Conference
Last Wednesday was an early start for our IFP students attending a University of London and LSE conference. Although a long day, it was certainly very worthwhile and I hope has inspired some of our students to apply to some of the London colleges.
Business Studies Conference
On a sunny Friday 25th November, students taking one-year A-level and A2 attended the Business conference hosted by Tutor2U at the Lights cinema in Cambridge. Students arrived with high spirits and motivation to learn something new. They were especially excited to meet the host of the conference Jim Riley.