When visiting Krakow, BTEC students of Religious Studies and Philosophy can study how this once thriving Jewish community of the 19th Century tragically fell in to decline with Nazi occupation. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

Krakow is an ideal location to study the beliefs of Judaism and to cover the many questions that the Holocaust raises in terms of ethics, morality, racism and persecution.

A range of immersive visits can help students to gain deeper understanding of key events relative to Religious Studies; from the Galicia Museum and Schindler Factory & Museum to Auschwitz or Birkenau Concentration Camps. Similarly, meeting a Concentration Camp Survivor or Member of the Righteous Among the Nations gives students an insight to the real-life experiences and stories of those who lived through these times and faced persecution. 

Also known as the 'Rome of the North' Krakow is an important centre of Catholicism, meaning your students have an ideal opportunity to compare Judaism and Christianity. 

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

Why not visit Krakow for your next Religious Studies and Philosophy student trip, or take a look below for more inspiration.

Tour Details

Sample itinerary

Day 1


Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation


Time permitting take a guided tour of Kazimierz (the Jewish District), Podgorze (Wartime Ghetto) and the exterior of the Schindler Factory


Evening meal at hotel

Day 2


Full day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau including a guided tour


Evening meal at your hotel

Day 3


Time permitting visit the Galicia Museum to meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor.


Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK

Curricular Links

AQA A Level

Section 3.1 - Component 1: Philosophy of religion and ethics


Pearson Edexcel A Level

Paper 1: Philosophy of Religion

Paper 2: Religion & Ethics


OCR A Level

Content of Philosophy of religion

Content of Religion and ethics


WJEC A Level

Unit 4    Religion and Ethics

Unit 5    Philosophy of Religion   


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