English School Trips to Hampshire & Bath - The World of Jane Austen (1 or 2 Days)

Give your English students an opportunity to consider the works of Jane Austen in the context of her life and times by visiting some of the places she knew and experience a flavour of the social environment she inhabited. Jane Austen is one of England's most enduring novelists; her works provide a commentary on the life of the gentry at the end of the eighteenth century and the role of women in society.  This tour is available for KS3, GCSE and A-Level groups as either a 1 or 2-day itinerary, depending upon your school's location and the time you have available. One-day tours can be made to either Jane's home in Hampshire or to Bath where two of her novels were set and where she lived for a time. A two-day tour can include both locations.

At GCSE this tour will be especially relevant to Assessment Objectives 1 ('develop an informed personal response') and 3 ('understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written').

At A-Level the tour will help to 'develop knowledge and understanding of the contexts in which texts have been produced and received and understanding of how these contexts influence meaning'.

Request a Quotation or contact us on Freephone 0800 801 560  to discuss your requirements.

 

Itinerary

 

One-Day Tour to Hampshire 

One-Day Tour to Bath
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  • School pick-up (typically between 07.00 to 09.00 hours) & travel to Steventon where Jane was born
  • Continue to Chawton
  • Visit to Jane Austen House Museum
  • Visit to Chawton House Library, home of Jane's brother - talks & workshops available on request
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
  • School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to Bath to visit:
  • The Jane Austen Centre - a range of talks & guided walks are available to school groups
  • No. 1 Royal Crescent
  • Exterior viewing of the Pump Room & Abbey
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
 
 

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Two-Day Tour to Hampshire & Bath

 
  • Day 1:  School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to Hampshire
  • Visit to the village of Steventon where Jane was born
  • Visit to the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton
  • The Jane Austen Centre - a range of talks & guided walks are available to school groups
  • Visit to Winchester where Jane spent her last days
  • Travel to accommodation & evening meal
  • Depart after breakfast for Bath
  • Visit to the Assembly Rooms
  • Jane Austen Centre - talks and walks available
  • Option to visit No. 1 Royal Crescent
  • Exterior viewing of the Pump Room & Abbey
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One-day tours to Chawton & Bath are suitable for schools within 120 miles of each destination

 
   
     
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Themes

 

Jane Austen's World

 

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  • Develop a greater understanding of the life & times of Jane Austen
 
  • Investigate the factors that may have influenced Austen's writing
 
  • Opportunities for listening, debating, questioning & discussion as well as enhancing vocabulary
 
  • Consider the importance of Austen's work
 
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Content

 

National Curriculum KS3

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  • Developing an appreciation of 'high quality works' - English fiction pre-1914
 
 

The Text

     
  • Crafting a text
  • Structure & organisation
  • Use of language
  • Presenting ideas:  form, arrangement & effect
  • Exploring a theme
 
  • Historical, social & cultural context
  • The influence of historical fiction on an individual's understanding of an event or period
  • Main characters of the story & their motivation
  • The social, historical & cultural context in which a text is written
  • Inspiration for the work
 

GCSE & GCE Coverage

   

 

  • We can also provide tours for GCSE & A Level Groups studying Shakespeare.

 AQA

  • GCSE: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel
  • GCE: Love through the Ages

 Edexcel

  • GCSE:19th century novel
 

 

  • Please provide us with your chosen specification on enquiry

OCR

  • GCSE: Exploring modern and literary heritage
  • GCE: Women in Literature

Eduqas / WJEC

  • GCSE: 19th century prose / Literary heritage prose
  • GCE: Genre Study / Prose fiction pre-1900
 
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Workshops

 


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Talks and Workshops

Jane Austen House Museum & Chawton House Library

Guided tours, talks and even dance workshops in period costume are offered subject to availability on certain dates.

Bath

The Jane Austen Centre offers a range of talks & guided walks to illustrate the life of Jane Austen & the times in which her novels were set.

No. 1 Royal Crescent offers a workshop in Social Etiquette & Fashion in Jane Austen's Bath.

Please ask for full details & costs.

 

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Guides

 

Our Guides

   

 
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We believe a study tour is an educational experience best delivered by people with a knowledge and understanding of the educational system & culture. You can discuss learning aims & objectives with your guide so that the tour meets your requirements.

 
  • Our guides are former teachers, excellent communicators & have examining experience.
  • They have organised tours themselves so understand the demands placed on accompanying staff.
  • They have an enthusiasm for imparting knowledge & ideas & engaging with young minds.
 

 

Dr David Nunn, BA (Hons), MA, MEd, PGCE, PhD

   

David Nunn

 

David has worked closely with Nottinghamshire County Council to research the impact of the Great War on the county & has given numerous presentations to Western Front Association branches & historical societies. His specialism is the literature of the Great War & the impact of war on Nottinghamshire. Since joining us in 2014, his guide experience includes Western Front tours for both History & English groups.

David has over 30 years' experience teaching History & English in secondary schools & lecturing to undergraduates at Derby & Nottingham Universities.

"Our tour guide was outstanding. What makes him outstanding includes his ability to communicate his passion and understanding of the conflict through stories. Simply the best!"  The Mount School, York
 

 

Selected & Trained by Galina 

 
  • We have our own training programme to ensure consistently high standards.
  • Our guides up-to-date with current examination specifications & amendments to Key Stage 3.
  • All guides are DBS-checked.
 
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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

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The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum and incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 
 

YHA Bath

   

YHA Bath is housed in a listed building on Bathwick Hill, with great views of the city centre. The hostel has a peaceful garden outside to relax in and there's also a comfortable lounge with leather sofas, books, board games and a great view from the full-length windows. The spacious dining room is tastefully decorated in a Georgian style.

 

 
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Accommodation

     
  • Capacity for 121 guests
  • 70 beds in the main house & 50 in the annexe
  • Multi-bedded rooms with bunk beds (4-6 per room)
  • Staff accommodated in twin/quad rooms
  • Some rooms have en-suite facilities
  • Communal showers & toilets also available
  • TV lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Meeting rooms available for hire
  • Bed linen provided. Take your own towels
  • Coach parking
 
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Testimonials

 

Moreton School, Wolverhampton

"Thank you for organising a very memorable tour. I would like to express our appreciation. Our guide, Robin, was extremely personable and knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend a Galina tour to other schools. Thank you again."

 

Townley Grammar, Bexleyheath

"Extremely satisfied – lots of positive feedback from the pupils too!"

 

Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School, Barnet

"Sue was great – all questions (there were many as it was my first trip) answered quickly and I felt completely confident about the trip."

 

Pershore High School, Worcestershire

"Terry, our driver, made the tour the success it was. He looks after staff and students brilliantly and knows the area so well that he can adapt the itinerary to suit our needs."

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