Residential Trip from Tuesday 2nd July 2019 to Monday 8th July 2019
Since US politics is now a significant component of our A Level studies, in the July of Year 12 we offer a trip for Politics students to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Our first stop is the ‘Big Apple’ where, among other things, we cycle in Central Park, take a boat to the Statue of Liberty, enjoy the view from the top of the Empire State Building, watch a Broadway show and visit the 9/11 memorial museum. From New York we travel to Philadelphia to visit the historic Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. We then continue to Washington where we stay close to the White House. From there we are able to explore the sights of the National Mall (including the Smithsonian Museums, Washington and Lincoln Memorials, and Korean and Vietnam War Memorials) as well as a having a guided tour of the Capitol Buildings. If time allows we also take a trip to Arlington Cemetery. While signing-up for this trip is not an essential requirement of studying Politics A Level, for those who choose to go it is an enriching experience not only in terms of understanding the American political system, but also in terms of American history, society, economy and culture.