History Trip to Berlin

This year 30 GCSE and A Level students within the History and Politics Department had the opportunity to visit Berlin. The purpose of the trip was to build students’ knowledge of topics they study within the department such as GSCE Unit 1: Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-45, AS Germany 1919-45, Clash of ideologies in Europe: 1900-2000 and Government and Politics Unit 2: Political Ideas.

Below is a summary of the events students enjoyed whilst in Berlin.

Day 1
30 excited year 12-14 History students jetted off to Berlin early on the morning of the April 3rd with the students completing a walking tour of Berlin upon arrival.


Day 2
Day 2 of our Berlin tour included fascinating visits to sites of the Berlin Wall, Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the Stasi Museum.



Some photographs of our students enjoying a night tour around key sites in Berlin.


Day 3
Day 3 of our Berlin tour included a visit to Wannsee House where the Nazis agreed the Final Solution in 1942, a visit to the Olympic Stadium that hosted the 1936 Olympic Games and an emotive tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.


Day 4
Day 4 included an amazing tour of the ‘Berlin Bunker’ before the flight home.