School Trips

Valkenburg

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 7th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is an excellent opportunity for both boys and girls with a particular interest in football and hockey to combine 3 fixtures with local clubs with sightseeing in the surrounding area.

Based in the cosmopolitan town of Valkenburg, close to the borders of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, visits across the borders makes this a truly ‘European’ trip. One such trip is into Germany to visit its largest theme park Phantasialand, with fantastic roller coasters and rides not for the faint hearted!

 

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Rhine, Germany

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for Year 9 students to visit one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of Germany, to discover the cultural highlights of the region and for those learning German to improve their speaking skills.

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Amsterdam

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is a wonderful opportunity for Year 9 students to travel to Amsterdam – the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

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Sorrento

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This five day trip to Italy provides an opportunity for Year 9 students with an interest in geography to see how tectonic activity has created a unique enviroment and how volcanic activity has impacted on people. It also provides the opportunity to look at how landscape and climate influences the way of life and economy of the area.

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Berlin

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This Year 9 Trip to Berlin gives students the opportunity to explore Germany’s capital, which dates to the 13th century. There is so much to see and do in Berlin – from fascinating heritage sites and impressive architecture, such as Reichstag Parliament building, to making your own chocolate and films! There is something for everyone.

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Liverpool and Formby Coastline

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Wednesday 17th June 2020 to Thursday 18th June 2020

Each year our Year 12 Geographers take a trip to the city of Liverpool and Formby coastline. Students visit this area for two separate days of data collection for their MEA project, to look at the regeneration in Liverpool City Centre and the sand dune system on the Formby coastline.

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Salamanca

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 21st June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

For Year 10 students studying GCSE Spanish there is a visit in February to a language school in Salamanca with four hours of Spanish tuition each day. Students will stay with host families in pairs or threes on a full board basis. There are organised activities such as a tour of the City, a salsa dance class and a trip to the nearby mountains.

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Cologne

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 21st June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

In June there is a trip to Cologne in Germany for students in Years 10 and 12 with a visit to a language school with four hours of German tuition each day. Students will stay in a hostel with organised activities which will give a real taste of German life, including visiting a chocolate factory, a science museum and a tour of the city.

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Nice

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 22nd June 2020 to Saturday 27th June 2020

Year 10 Language students are given the opportunity to study at the renowned France Langue Language School in Nice. Not only is this trip intended to offer extra assistance to those taking

the GCSE exam, but it also offers children the opportunity to experience French culture first hand.

During the week, students will have intensive classes taught by talented and inspiring native speakers whilst enjoying the hospitality of a typical French host family. Classes will run for 4 days with 3.5 hours tuition per day.

Nice, the Queen of the Riviera, is a beautiful city and is one of the best known in France. Students will be allowed limited supervised free time for relaxation and shopping and excursions to Monte Carlo and the medieval town of Eze.

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Iceland

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

Each year the Geography department offer the opportunity for Geography and Geology students from the Associated Sixth Form the chance to visit Iceland. The trip runs after the AS modules have finished during the enrichment period (normally early July).  Last year’s trip went for four nights which allowed students to see some of Iceland’s main geographical sights. Around thirty students normally come on the trip, it is a perfect trip for students interested in Geography, Geology and the great outdoors!

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London – Technology Trip

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

In July, the Design Technology Department offers Food, Textiles and Product Design Year 12 students a trip to London. Each group will focus on the opportunities the Capital has to offer, giving students a great opportunity to enhance further their learning, understanding and enjoyment of their course. We have selected a number of visits to give an insight into the diversity of design and technology together with subject specific activities to broaden learning and to develop in more depth their understanding of future trends.

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London – Politics, Economics and History Trip

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

Each year a group of about forty students from across the Associated Sixth Form enjoy a three day Politics, Economics and History trip London in July.  The centre-piece of the trip is always an excellent guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. Following the tour, the local MP for Harrogate meets the students for a question and answer session. We have often been taken to the magnificent St Stephen’s Chapel below Westminster Hall, and sometimes we have been invited onto the Commons terrace. Apart from Parliament the Politics and History students visit the Churchill War Rooms, while the Economics students are taken on a walking tour of Canary Wharf. In between we usually manage to fit in visits to the Imperial War Museum, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. In the evenings we go to two West End shows.It is always a memorable trip, enjoyed by everyone. It is highly recommended for anyone studying Politics, Economics or History in Year 12.

 

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Creative Writing Week Residential

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Saturday 4th July 2020

For many years now, the Associated Sixth Form has been taking students to a writing centre for a week in the Summer term to develop their writing skills.  The centre used is Ty Newydd at Criccieth – the National Writers’ Centre for Wales, and also the former home and final resting place of David Lloyd George. The purpose of the week is to work in a creative environment with professional writers: novelists and poets and is particularly suited to any student wishing to take an arts-based degree including Drama and, obviously, Creative Writing.

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Goonhilly, Cornwall

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 28th June 2020 to Sunday 5th July 2020

Year 12 students are given the opportunity to travel on residential trip to Goonhilly Earth Station in July. Goonhilly is a Centre for satellite communications and space science. Recently St Aidan’s have established links with the Centre and through this, they have agreed to provide us with a week’s experience for students in this growing and exciting area of Physics.

 

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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Saturday 4th July 2020 to Sunday 5th July 2020

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is committed to providing for young people, an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.

The Bronze DofE involves: Volunteering (helping the community); Skill (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions (on foot, cycle, horseback, or water).

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USA

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Wednesday 1st July 2020 to Wednesday 8th July 2020

Each July, the Politics Department of the Associated Sixth Form is delighted to be able to offer a trip to the United States. Our new A Level Specification now includes a component on the USA. Among other aspects, this includes studying the politics and institutions of the American system. We believe that visiting the USA is an invaluable experience for students, and something that would bring the course alive and inspire a greater understanding of the politics of America. We will be visiting New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC and have arranged visits to the Empire State Building, a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Broadway tickets, a tour of Capitol Building and Supreme Court, visits to Independence Hall and Liberty Bell together with many other excursions relating to our course.

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Ardeche 1

Published in Year 11 Trips

Residential Trip from Thursday 2nd July 2020 to Friday 10th July 2020

At the end of Year 11 pupils are offered a two-centre trip to France, including a three day canoe descent of the Ardèche Gorge and four days on the Mediterranean, windsurfing and sailing. This residential course is both a challenging and highly enjoyable experience that is extremely popular with pupils.

 

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 13th July 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

The Gold DofE involves: Volunteering (helping the community); Skill (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions (on foot, cycle, horseback, or water) and a Residential Project.

The four sections aim to develop different skills:

Volunteering – to encourage service to individuals and the community

Skill – to encourage the discovery and development of personal interests and social and practical skills

Physical – to encourage participation and improvement in physical activity

Expeditions – to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery

Residential Project – to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.

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Ardeche 2

Published in Year 11 Trips

Residential Trip from Thursday 9th July 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

At the end of Year 11 pupils are offered a two-centre trip to France, including a three day canoe descent of the Ardèche Gorge and four days on the Mediterranean, windsurfing and sailing. This residential course is both a challenging and highly enjoyable experience that is extremely popular with pupils.

 

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CERN, Geneva

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 20th July 2020 to Friday 24th July 2020

In July, Year 12 students are given the opportunity to visit CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Students will have a chance to tour the facility, as well as meet some of the professors working at the facility. We will also take in a number of the sights in Geneva with the full itinerary to follow.

 

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