Key Stage 4 school visit programme
Education sessions at Kew Gardens are taught by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. The Key Stage 4 programme is currently being reviewed and updated to strengthen links to the upcoming New National Curriculum in 2014 and to meet curriculum targets across a wide range of subjects including science, maths, English, geography and more.
Our aim is to ensure that through active participation, questioning and enquiry-based learning we offer pupils opportunities to work scientifically in areas that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
An activity tour runs for 45 minutes; an activity tour and workshop runs for 90 minutes.
Activities and workshops
In this session, secondary school students work in Kew's Conservation Area and learn about the relationship between plants, animals and the environment. They also practice field study techniques.
In this session, secondary school students learn about physiological adaptations which allow plants to survive in a variety of environments, including the various photosynthetic pathways (CAM, C3 and C4 pathways). Choose between the 45 minute activity tour and the 90 minute extended activity tour.
In this session, secondary school students study flowering plants to find out more about sexual and vegetative reproduction.
In these sessions, secondary school students learn about the human and physical geography of the tropical rainforest, whilst exploring Kew's historic Palm House. Choose between the 45 minute activity tour and the 90 minute activity tour and workshop.