Maths School trips to London (1 or 2 Days)

Visit iconic locations & apply mathematical ideas in a practical way on a Maths in London trip.  Study packs & teachers' notes are available for KS3, GCSE & AS/A2 groups which contain differentiated Maths problems.

An alternative for KS3 groups is to visit the British Museum to take part in their Maths Challenge. There are seven activities located in different galleries. The challenges are designed to focus on developing students’ mathematical thinking by using key processes and applying a variety of mathematical concepts to unfamiliar challenges. Allow about two hours for this activity.

For a small additional cost, we can also provide a Tour Director (not a Maths specialist) for your tour who will assist in the smooth running of your itinerary.

 

Itinerary

 

One-Day Tour (for schools within 120 miles of London)

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  • School pick-up (no earlier than 06.00 hours) & travel to London. Tasks & activities are provided at the following locations:
  • The Embankment & London Eye (optional flight)
  • Westminster Bridge & Houses of Parliament 
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Option to visit British Museum Maths Challenge 
  • Afternoon visits include Science Museum, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (with optional maths-focused talk at the Velodrome), Greenwich Observatory or the O2 Arena
  • Optional activities (e.g. London Eye - see leisure options for other choices available)
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
 
 

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Two-Day Tour

 
  • Day 1:  School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to London
  • Lunch-time in Leicester Square. Maths activities are provided at the following locations:
  • Embankment & London Eye (optional flight)
  • Westminster Bridge & Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Check-in at accommodation & evening meal
  • Optional evening activity (see leisure options)
  • Day 2:  A choice of visits from:
  • Science Museum Or British Museum Maths Challenge
  • Visit to the QE Olympic Park (with optional maths-focused talk at the Velodrome)
  • Visit to the O2 Arena and / or Greenwich
  • Sight-seeing - see leisure options for other choices from one hour to half-day duration
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
 

 

Add an Extra Day....

 
  • With an extra day you can include further investigations and/or fun activities or
  • Combine with another department. We have tours for History • Art • RS • Geography • Science
  • Two nights' half-board accommodation
  • Our advice: Including some fun activities can help you sell the tour to your students especially if there is competition from other subjects
  • Combine with another department: This can make the tour viable if you have low numbers 
 
   

 

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Themes

 

Maths in London

 
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  • Understand mathematical methods & concepts
 
  • Recall & use knowledge of the prescribed course content
 
  • Understand real problems & select the mathematics to solve them
 
  • Analyse problems & produce solutions
 
  • Develop mathematical reasoning
 
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Content

 

KS3 & GCSE Maths Units

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  • Accuracy
  • Algebra
  • Angles, Area, Perimeter & Pythagoras
  • Bearings & Circles
  • Conversion & Scale
  • Co-ordinates
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
 
  • Probability
  • Proportionality
  • Ratio
  • Speed -Time
  • Standard Form
  • Data Handling, Statistics & Graphs
  • Surface Area & Volume
  • Transformations
  • Trigonometry (including 3D)
  • Using & Applying
  • History of Maths
 

Higher GCSE & AS/A2 Maths Units (Additional)  

 
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Kinematics
  • Vectors
  • Resolving Forces
  • Series
 
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Resources

 

Study Materials Relevant to Your GCSE/National Curriculum KS3  
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Our guides

 
       

Our study materials are designed by teachers with GCSE examining experience.  When you book with us, you will receive a copy of both our student study packs & teachers' notes, free of charge. You can:

 
  • Use our study materials exclusively
  • Use your own study materials
 
 
  • Use a combination of your own & our materials 
 

The Student Pack Includes

  The Teacher Pack Additionally Includes  
  • Factual detail on each location visited
  • Maps, photos, illustrations & diagrams
  • Tasks, activities & discussion points to provide a focus for each location visited
 
  • Further guidance notes giving a broader context to each visit
  • A curriculum matrix linking each location to assessments objectives
  • Answers to all tasks
 
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Leisure Options

 

Leisure Options

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For many teachers (& their students) a visit to London is not only a learning opportunity but also a chance to experience the Capital. Some of the activities below take a relatively short amount of time (up to an hour). Others require a longer period where it would be best to allocate 2 to 3 hours to get the full value. For more information talk to our Tour Administrators for further details & prices (where applicable).

 
 

St Pauls and Thames

 
 

Free & Budget Options (under £10 each)

 
  • The Sights: Embankment, Westminster, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square & Buckingham Palace (free)
  • London Eye: A fixture on the skyline & iconic symbol of modern London offering views across the city
  • Thames River Cruise: See London's landmarks from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge
 
 

Top of the Range (£20+ each)

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  • The Shard
  • London Dungeon
  • Madame Tussaud's
 
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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 & incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 

 

YHA London Thameside

   

This purpose-built hostel, opened in 1919, is situated on the South Bank of the Thames in a residential area. It is less than 2 miles from the Tower of London & 3 miles from  St Paul's Cathedral. Canary Wharf & the docklands area is a mile away & the Imperial War Museum & Houses of Parliament are 3 & 4 miles away respectively. The Natural History & Science Museums are both approximately 7 miles away. 

 
 
London Thameside Bedroom

London Thameside Bar

 
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Accommodation Factfile

     
  • Capacity for 320 guests in 70 rooms on 4 floors accommodating between 4 & 8 guests per room.
  • Lift to all floors
  • En-suite facilities
  • Twin/quad rooms for staff 
  • TV, tea & coffee facilities in staff rooms
  • Reception & night manager
  • TV lounge
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi & computers
  • Games machines
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • CCTV
  • Coach parking
 
         

3* Ibis Hotel, Wembley

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This modern well-appointed hotel is located within easy walking distance of Wembley Stadium. London Zoo is 7.4 miles away. Allow 45 miniutes to an hour to reach some of the main attractions by coach. St Paul's Cathedral is approximately 10 miles away as are the Houses of Parliament. Canary Wharf is 17 miles away via the North Circular Road. The Natural History & Science Museums are just over 7 miles from the hotel.  

 
 
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Accommodation Factfile

     
  • 210 air-conditioned rooms on fourteen floors (lift to all floors)
  • Twin room accommodation
  • En-suite facilities
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities, TV & internet in all rooms
  • Single/twin rooms for staff
  • Dining room, bar & lounge area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking nearby
 
     

3* Premier Inn London Wembley

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The Premier Inn is within 200 metres of Wembley Stadium. London Zoo is 7.4 miles away. Allow 45 miniutes to an hour to reach some of the main attractions by coach. St Paul's Cathedral & the Houses of Parliament are approximately 10 miles away & Canary Wharf is 18 miles away via the North Circular Road. The Natural History & Science Museums are approximately 8.5 miles from the hotel.

 
 
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Accommodation

     
  • 154 air-conditioned rooms n 7 floors (access via 3 lifts)
  • Mullti-bedded rooms for students
  • Staff in single/twin rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Rooms for staff include TV & tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking
 
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Gallery

 

      
 

London Gallery

     
     
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Testimonials

 

The Barlow R.C. High School, Didsbury

It was an excellent tour.  Thank you for the high level of organisation & planning.  Thank you to Jamie for being the best coach driver ever!" 

 

Ursuline College, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

"Very good, easily contactable & quick to reply to all requests!  Terry, the driver, was fantastic.  He had excellent knowledge & sense of humour.  He was very flexible & as a result we all benefitted from an even better experience.  Would definitely like to have him again!" 

 

Brookfield High School, Merseyside

"Excellent assistance & service at all times."

 

Farlingaye High School, Suffolk

"Final Tour Details, as always, very clear and helpful.  The driver was so knowledgeable, cheerful & enthusiastic.  Great with students & teachers.  Couldn't be better."

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