An Anglia Battlefield Study tour affords the opportunity to combine visits to a wider range of different locations or to look in more detail at those themes which are of particular interest to your students.

As with all our school history trips you are involved, from the outset, in designing the itinerary for your Battlefield Study. So if you are keen to follow a particular unit or trace the route taken by former students of your school, we design your tour around where they were stationed and where they fought.

If you want to explore advances in technology, we can look at the development of new weapons and involve your students in a working demonstration of a tank.

With a programme spread over 3 or 4 days these are, educationally, the most valuable battlefield trips available. They also allow for a more relaxing trip with more time spent at each location visited.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the Peace Settlement

GCSE

  • AQA Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894–1918
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE: Depth Study: The First World War, 1914-18
  • Pearson Edexcel:
    • Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
    • IGCSE: Historical investigation: The origins and course of the First World War, 1905-1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
    • British Study: Britain in Peace and War, 1900–1918

SQA

  • National 5:Historical Study: The Era of the Great War, 1900–1928

A Level

  • Pearson Edexcel: Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
    • Non-British Period Study: International Relations 1890–1941 

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • Causes of the First World War
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The role of women
  • The uniform, equipment, and weapons of a British Tommy
  • German cemetery ethos: the role of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgrӓberfürsorge (VDK)
  • The role of the Commonwealth and former Empire
  • The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Kitchener's Army and the Pals Battalions
  • Recruitment
  • The Plan
  • ‘Going over the top’
  • 1st July 1916
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The development of Mine warfare on the Western Front
  • The Somme – a British victory? 
  • young soldiers
  • VCs
  • Military discipline in the Great War: Courts Martial; punishment and executions

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Lijssenthoek
  • Bayernwald
  • Poperinghe
  • Hill 60
  • Langemarck 
  • Vancouver Corner
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Tyne Cot - Remembrance
  • Sunken Lane
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Auchonvillers
  • Ulster Tower
  • Lochnagar Crater
  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
  • Notre Dame de Lorette
  • ‘Ring of Remembrance’
  • Carrière Wellington
  • Faubourg D’Amiens
  • Arras Memorial to the Missing
  • Vimy Ridge

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

Brilliant - the best guides we
have had. They made the tour
very interactive and had lots of
resources with them. Students had
such a personalised tour.

- The Wavell School