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School Trips

Trips, expeditions and visits enable us to fulfil our vision for a student leaving JCG.

They will have a thirst for knowledge and already possess a broad understanding of the cultural, historical, geographical and scientific events and ideas which have fashioned their island and their world, and an eagerness to discover more … They will have happy and lasting memories of their time at College and an admiration for those people who have nurtured and shaped their learning.

We believe that students should have as broad an education as possible and part of that should include looking beyond the school grounds to broaden the curriculum and give everyone opportunities for on and off island visits.

Educational visits, expeditions and residential trips are an important aspect of the curriculum and exposure to a variety of experiences outside the classroom and off island should be part of a student’s school experience.

Expeditions, trips and visits can raise achievement by boosting self-esteem and motivation and developing key life and work skills and help to develop better relationships.

The curriculum content of many subjects is enhanced by trips and visits and in some subjects it is highly desirable, for example Drama students must have seen a number of plays and Geography students are required to do field work. Curriculum related visits must be accessible to all students completing the course and must therefore not cost in excess of the amount that can be granted to students on bursaries each year. At all times priority consideration should be given to meeting the educational needs of the students in the most cost effective manner.​

 

Typical offering of off-island trips and expeditions through years at JCG.

  • Some trips are offered across key stages so appear more than once.
  • This is a typical offering but not a guarantee that trips will run. The availability of trips may vary depending on staff availability, take-up of places, demands of the calendar, changes of circumstances in countries visited and costs.
  • Other opportunities for trips do become available and we do take advantage of this.
  • Trips are optional.
KS3
Name of trip/expedition Time in year (approx) Approximate cost Approximate duration

Expedition to China (or similar distant destination) (Year 8-13) (offered approximately every two years) March £2400 14 days

Granville Exchange visit (Year 8 only) May/June £220 3 days

WWI Battlefields Trip (small group of Year 9) June No cost 4 days

Activities Week – Eden Project (Year 8 and 9) July £450 5 days

Activities Week – Gozo kayaking (Year 8, 9 and 12) July £900 7 days

Activities Week – Day trip to Saint Malo as part of culinary week (Feast) (Year 9) July 1 day

Activities Week – Loire Valley Trip (Year 8, 9 and 12) July £500 5 days

Activities Week – Volcano Exploration, Italy (Year 9) July £870 6 days

Activities Week - Day trip to Saint Malo (Year 7 only) (part of Year 7 Activities Week programme) July £40 1 day

Sporting fixtures (Guernsey) (teams – usually Year 9 upwards) Variable Contribution only Variable – usually 1 or 2 days
KS4
Name of trip/expedition Time in year (approx) Approximate cost Approximate duration

Biennial study trip to San Sebastián (with home stay) (Spanish students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £750 6 days

Biennial study trip to Lucca (with home stay) (Italian students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £850 6 days

Biennial study trip to Rouen (with home stay) (French students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £750 6 days

Theatre Trip to London (Year 11 and 12 Drama students only) November £600 4 days

BBC Good Food Show London (Year 11 Food and Nutrition students only) November £350 3 days

Medicine Through Time, London History Trip (Year 11 History students only) December £280 2 days

GCSE Religious Studies Trip to Rome (Year 10 and 11 RS students only) March £600 5 days

Expedition to China (or similar distant destination) (Year 8 - 13) (offered approximately every two years March £2400 14 days

GCSE Geography Field Trip to Barcelona (Year 10 Geography students only) May £600 5 days

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition in New Forest (Year 11 - 13) June £300 4 days

Sporting fixtures (Guernsey) (teams – usually Year 9 upwards) Variable Contribution only Variable – usually 1 or 2 days
Sixth Form
Name of trip/expedition Time in year (approx) Approximate cost Approximate duration

Biennial study trip to San Sebastián (with home stay) (Spanish students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £750 6 days

Biennial study trip to Lucca (with home stay) (Italian students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £850 6 days

Biennial study trip to Rouen (with home stay) (French students only) (Year 10 - 13) October £750 6 days

Design and Technology, Textiles and Fine Art Trip to London (Year 12) November £380 3 days

Theatre Trip to London (Year 11 and 12 Drama students only) November £600 4 days

A Level History Trip to London (Year 13 only) February £270 2 days

A Level Geography Field Trip to Lake District (A Level Geography students only) February £450 5 days

Expedition to China (or similar distant destination) (Year 8 - 13) (offered approximately every two years) March £2400 14 days

AS Chemistry Visit to University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry (Year 12 Chemistry students only) March £420 3 days

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition in New Forest (Year 11 - 13) June £300 4 days

Sixth Form Expedition (includes Activities Week) (Year 12 students only) (Destination and price vary) July £3000 - £5000 16 days

Activities Week – Loire Valley Trip (Year 8, 9 and 12) July £500 5 days

Activities Week – Gozo kayaking (Year 8, 9 and 12) July £900 7 days

A Level History Trip to Washington DC and Alabama (including Activities Week) (Year 12 History students only) July £2900 11 days

Sporting fixtures (Guernsey) (teams – usually Year 9 upwards) Variable Contribution only Variable – usually 1 or 2 days

 

Planned Educational Visits

This list is produced in order that parents can see all that is on offer for the specified academic year before they make their choice. The list gives basic information. Activities advertise and recruit at different times of the year. This list is regularly updated. Should your child be interested in any activity, they should obtain detailed information from the teacher in charge.

 

Autumn Term 2018

Name of Visit Approx Dates Approx Cost Teacher in Charge Suitable for Girls in Year

BBC Good Food Show London 6 – 8 September £385 Antoinette De Louche 11

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 12 – 15 September £475 James Grogan 11

Girls Go Gold 13 – 14 September £250 Sarah Lovell 11 – 13

GSA Netball Residentail 21 – 23 September £350 Paula Mcanuff 8 – 9

NST College Tour to London 18 – 20 October £490 Stuart Langhorn 10 – 12

World Challenge Expedition to Ghana for IWA Project 21 October – 4 November £3200 Peter Le Masurier 10 – 13

Art, DT and Textiles Trip to London 7 – 9 November £450 David Jones and Bianca Padidar 12

History London Trip 28 – 29 November £300 Richard Bidmead 12 – 13

 

Spring Term 2019

Name of Visit Approx Dates Approx Cost Teacher in Charge Suitable for Girls in Year

London Theatre Trip 4 – 7 Feburary £700 Katie Stirk 11 – 13

Vienna Psychology/Photography 10 – 13 Feburary £550 Annabel Jervis 12 – 13

Rouen Trip 3 – 8 March £695 Jenny Morris 12

DofE Gold Practice to UK 26 – 30 March £TBC James Grogan 10 – 13

AS Chemistry Visit to Bristol 2 – 4 April £450 Steve Braithwaite 12

 

Summer Term 2019

Name of Visit Approx Dates Approx Cost Teacher in Charge Suitable for Girls in Year

Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing Trip 30 March – 13 April £2700 Peter Le Masurier 8 – 10

Psychology London 17 – 18 June £445 Annabel Jervis 12

Geography Barcelona Trip 23 – 28 June £850 Kris Spencer 10

World School Games-Netball, Loughborough 23 – 25 June £400 Zoe Mountford 9 – 10

D of E Gold Qualifying Wales 23 – 27 June TBC James Grogan 12

South Africa 4 – 22 July £3250 Lisa Spiteri 12

Gozo 13 – 19 July £1000 Jenny Luce 9

Cornwall 15 – 19 July £475 Richard Aydon 8

Gredos 15 – 20 July £900 Jacqui Le Gallais 8

Munich 15 – 19 July £900 Joao Aguiar 8, 9 & 12

Les Peuplier, France 15 – 19 July £500 Francois Cartant 9

Italy 15 – 20 July £1000 Lucinda Batty 9

St Malo 17 July TBC Caroline Amber 7

 

Summer Term 2021

Name of Visit Approx Dates Approx Cost Teacher in Charge Suitable for Girls in Year

Fiji 1 – 21 July £3500 Lisa Spiteri 12