A-level study days

A-level study days

An A'level study day at the Tower

Partnership study days in association with the National Portrait Gallery, London Metropolitan Archives, Royal Armouries, Old Royal Naval College and the National Gallery.

Bookings until July 2015 are still available.

Advanced bookings for 2015/16 are available now.

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Study days are available for:

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • History of Art
  • Art and Design

 

History study days

Our history study days take advantage of the combined resources of the Tower of London and our partner organisations closely. They are based on the AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications. 

  

In association with the National Portrait Gallery 

NPG_LogoStudents will take part in seminars at both the Tower and the NPG, with time out for lunch and travel. Upon booking you will be asked which units you are studing so that we can tailor the session to your needs.

10.30–15.00
£12.35 per student (if you plan to bring 15 students or fewer a minimum price of £185 will be charged for your group)

How to book 

Available dates 2015/16:

Two sessions are available per day, starting at a different site. Session A starts at the National Portrait Gallery and ends at the Tower of London.  Session B begins at the Tower and ends at the National Portrait Gallery.

Fri 9 Oct – Session A or B

Fri 20 Nov – Session A or B

Fri 15 Jan – Session A or B

Fri 18 Mar – Session A or B

Fri 22 Apr – Session A or B 

Topics available:

  • Henry VII and the Wars of the Roses
  • Henry VIII
  • Mid Tudor Crisis
  • Elizabeth I

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In association with the London Metropolitan Archives

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Students will take part in seminars at both the Tower and the LMA, with time out for lunch and travel. Upon booking you will be asked which units you are studing so that we can tailor the session to your needs.

10.30–15.00
£11.35 per student

(Minimum 13 students.  If you plan to bring fewer than 13 students, a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.)


How to book 

Available dates 2015/16:

Thurs 19 Nov

Thurs 29 Jan

Thurs 11 Feb

Thurs 10 Mar

Thurs 24 Mar

Topics available:

  • Normans
  • Medieval (Angevins)
  • Henry VII and the Wars of the Roses

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In association with the Royal Armouries

RoyalArmouriesStudents will take part in seminars at the Tower with both HRP and RA, with time out for lunch. Upon booking you will be asked which units you are studing so that we can tailor the session to your needs.

10.30–15.00
£13.40 per student

(Minimum 11 students.  If you plan to bring fewer than 11 students, a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.)


How to book 

Dates by arrangement

Topics available:

  • Civil War

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"Excellent presentations at both sites.  Brought the Tudors to life as real people."

Teacher comment


 

World Heritage Archaeology Study Day

In association with the Old Royal Naval College

ORNCThis is an exciting opportunity to experience Archaeology projects in-situ, discuss how findings are interpreted and look at how we manage cultural heritage sites. During the day, students will explore methods of practical archaeology used to understand building remains and structures.

Students will take part in seminars at two World Heritage Sites; Tower of London and Old Royal Naval College, with time out for lunch and travel.

11-4pm
£10.30 per student

(Minimum 14 students.  If you plan to bring fewer than 14 students, a minimum price of £148 will be charged for your group.)


How to book

Available dates 2015/16:

Friday 2 Oct, morning at ORNC, afternoon at Tower of London

Friday 12 Feb, morning at ORNC, afternoon at Tower of London

Friday 4 March, morning at Tower of London, afternoon at ORNC

Friday 15 April, morning at Tower of London, afternoon at ORNC

Curriculum links:

AQA - AS and A2

  • ARCH2 - Archaeological skills and methods 
  • ARCH3 - World Archaeology
  • ARCH3 - Cultural resource management
  • ARCH4 - Archaeological Investigation (using our site to undertake independent research)

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"It was a unique experience, it put us in the shoes of the archaeologist."

Student comment


History of Art and Art & Design Study Day

In association with the National Gallery

NatGal_LogoAn exciting opportunity for students and teachers to closely engage with two great artworks of the 14th century and learn from the experts who care for and interpret them.

Historic Royal Palaces Tower of London and the National Gallery have teamed up to offer your students a unique study day designed specifically to support the following History of Art and Art & Design courses:

• History of Art: AS/A2 level and Pre-U
• Art & Design: AS/A2 level

Students will be introduced to two rare surviving works of art made in England in the 14th century during the reign of Richard II:

• The Byward Tower wall painting at the Tower of London
• The Wilton Diptych at the National Gallery London

What can you expect?

As History of Art can be a subject taken by smaller numbers of students we have designed this session so students from a number of schools can participate together.  This enables peer to peer learning and wider discussion between students from different backgrounds and with different approaches.  This study day is available for up to 35 students from one or a number of different schools.

Download the History of Art report (1.8 MB)

11-4pm
£10.30 per student
Minimum six students per school

How to book

Available dates 2014/15:

18 March

6 May

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"Always useful to be out of the classroom. It's good for students to hear a different voice from mine and to get some sense of different ways in which art historians engage with their subject."

Teacher comment


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