Secondary school trips to boost academic performance
Higher engagement in class
Secondary school trips have many academic benefits. They can bring subjects to life, sparking a real interest and curiosity in the students and leading to higher engagement back in the classroom. And higher engagement in the classroom can help students to achieve higher grades in their exams.
Plus, by bringing your subject to life and sparking their interest in it, you could persuade more students to take up your subject at GCSE and A-level.
Practical experience of the subject
Secondary school trips also help to provide students with practical experiences that they can draw upon in their exams, helping them to achieve those higher grades. So, school trips for secondary students really can help them to achieve more in their exams.
If you are looking to give your students a pre-exam boost, you might want to consider a school trip that will help them to grasp a particularly difficult topic.
For example, if you’re a geography teacher, perhaps you want your students to develop their understanding of plate tectonics – in which case, a school trip to a destination such as Iceland, the Azores or Naples and Sorrento might be the right choice for you.
And if you’re a history teacher, perhaps you really want your students to deepen their understanding of the political, social and economic contexts in which Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in Germany in the 1930s – in this case, a school trip to Munich or
Berlin would work really well.
Increase confidence and revise key skills
Alternatively, you might prefer to visit a destination that allows your students to cover a range in topics, giving them more of a general lift ahead of their exams by increasing their confidence and revising key skills and knowledge.
Students studying French, German or Spanish, for example, could visit almost anywhere in France, Germany or Spain and the opportunity to explore the culture through their language skills would give them a huge boost in confidence.
And many of our destinations also offer the opportunity to add lessons in closed groups at a specialist language school, which can be as general or specific as you need them to be to meet your learning objectives.
Not sure what secondary school trip would best suit your learning objectives?
We have curriculum links on all our trip pages to help you see what can be covered. And please don’t hesitate to contact our school travel experts who will be very pleased to help.