Always a topical destination for Law & Politics, your BTEC students can better understand the key points in USA's past and present with a two-centre trip to New York and Washington DC. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

Our new curriculum-led itineraries ensure your students get the most out of their educational trip to the USA. 

First, take a guided tour of the United Nations to see modern day history in the making, visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island where the immigration story began for most, or take a guided tour of downtown to witness the impact of the events of 9/11 and hear stories from the recent financial crisis.

Then you will pair your visit with a trip to Washington DC. where you will learn about the origins of American politics and see how the Senate is run today. 

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:

Take a look at our Sixth Form sample itinerary below:

Law & Politics

Tour Details

Sample itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Flight from UK to USA

Day 2

Morning

Guided walking tour of Manhattan. Visits include: • Fifth Avenue • 42nd Street Broadway • Central Park • Times Square

Afternoon

911 Memorial Museum: Serving as the principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting their impact and exploring the continuing significance of the events in modern history.

Evening

Empire State Building

Day 3

Morning

Harlem Civil Rights walking tour: the story of Harlem’s impact on the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s

Afternoon

Liberty Island, Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum: travel by ferry, past the Statue of Liberty, to Ellis Island, which from 1892 to 1924, was America's largest and most active immigration station, where over 12 million immigrants were processed.

Evening

Broadway Show

Day 4

Morning

Transfer by coach to Washington DC

Afternoon

Guided walking tour of Washington DC. Visits include: • The White House • Lincoln Memorial • Washington Monument • Vietnam and Korean War Memorials • Martin Luther King Memorial

Evening

Ten-pin bowling

Day 5

Morning

Supreme Court: Established by the US Constitution, this is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. U.S. Capitol Building: one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world

Afternoon

National Museum of African American History and Culture: the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture Free time for shopping

Evening

Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

Day 6

Morning

The Pentagon: guided tour of the Headquarters of the Department of Defense, located in a massive five-sided concrete and steel building that is a potent symbol of America’s military strength.

Afternoon

Arlington National Cemetery: the final resting place for many of the USA’s greatest heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 7

Morning

Arrive back in the UK

Curricular Links

AQA Level 

  • Government and politics of the USA

Pearson Edexcel A Level 

  • Comparative Politics: Government and Politics of the USA

 OCR A Level

  • Government and Politics of the USA

SQA Higher

  • Political systems

WJEC A Level

  • Government and Politics of the USA

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