Berlin trip takes History students’ breath away

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

A-Level History students visit Brandenburg GateA recent trip to Berlin brought History to life for sixteen A-Level students at Seevic College.

The students, who all study A-Level History at the College, visited famous landmarks including the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie during the three-day visit from 11-14 March. 

The students, who flew to Berlin from Southend Airport, also visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a short train journey north west of Berlin, and the Holocaust memorial back in the city.

Jessica Lambert, 18, who previously attended Cornelius Vermuyden School on Canvey Island, and Maria Edwards, 18, who previously attended The Deanes School in Thundersley, took part in the trip.

Jessica said: “Visiting the concentration camp put everything in to perspective. It’s something everyone should do if they ever have the opportunity.”

"It’s something everyone should do if they ever have the opportunity." Jessica Lambert, A-Level History 

Maria said: “Since returning to College we’ve regularly referenced back to our experiences in Berlin during classes. To have actually been there helps make it seem more real and has helped us to analyse more effectively.”

In September 2014 both Jessica and Maria are progressing on to Higher Education. Jessica plans to study BA (Hons) International Relations at London Metropolitan University and Maria plans to study BA (Hons) History.

A-Level History at Seevic College includes study of Tsarist Russia, the US civil rights movement, Anglo-Irish relations and German history 1900 – 1945.

A-Level students at Seevic College achieved a 98% overall pass rate in Summer 2013.

In addition, 90% of A-Level students were offered a place at their first choice university. 

The College’s next Open Evening takes place on Thursday 3 July 2014, 5.30 – 8pm. 

Pre-book your place at our July Open Evening

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