Our study programme includes enriching experiences outside the classroom. We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which promote personal growth in a stimulating and informative way. These include team sports, study visits, excursions. CAS experiences (Pre-IB and IB study programme only) as well as Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (Pre-IB and IB study programme only). Many students comment how they value the range of opportunities available to them.
Study visits and excursions
Our field trips have an educational, cultural, environmental, sport or social focus. In previous years students have taken part in Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies, History and Languages study visits in both the UK and beyond.
We are lucky to be so close to Stratford upon Avon (for Shakespeare), Bath (for the Romans), Wales (for castles), Thorpe Park (for the rides), Birmingham (for Cadbury’s World), Stonehenge (for the heritage) and of course London (for everything else!).
It takes just one hour by bus or train to get to London and once you have tried the Tube you can reach anywhere in the city fairly easily. We arrange trips to:
- Become inspired by West End shows or local Theatre in London
- Visit markets like Brick Lane and Camden Market;
- Explore historic sites like the Tower of London
- Discover famous locations like Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace;
- Enjoy boat trips on the River Thames;
- Stimulate your senses at the Natural History Museum and art galleries like the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square
There is lots on offer in the capital city including a diverse selection of restaurants, theatre shows and local markets. And the city is not short of high street and designer shops at places like Brent Cross, Westfield, Harrods in Knightsbridge, Hamleys toys on Regent Street and Oxford Street.
For students studying here during the academic year we arrange weekend trips.
Our adult students benefit from a range of study visits, activities and excursions to enrich their learning experience. Try surfing in Cornwall, horse riding in the New Forest or visit cultural sights like Bath, Stratford, Warwick and Stonehenge. Plan ahead and join the weekend excursions to Liverpool, Dublin, Cornwall, the New Forest or the seaside towns of Brighton and Bournemouth. Visit the Student Hub for advice and support to help make the most of your time in Oxford and the UK.