Maths KS3

for secondary schools

30% off spring 2020 - 2 nights now from £69+VAT

  • Maths Residential Trip for KS3

Adventure + Data = Answers!

Inspire your KS3 pupils with this lively perspective on mathematics. At PGL, learning maths is all about collecting data, applying theories and making the subject relevant and real. Whilst on the activity bases, students collect data from some of their sessions and employ mathematics to analyse and interpret it.

All students benefit from this course regardless of ability. The more able begin to see further potential in maths and its many practical applications, while for the less able, it’s their chance to see the subject taken off the page and brought right into their own world.

Study modules

Wire Flyer - Zip Wire
A Zip Wire session provides data including distance travelled and time taken in order to calculate speed using algebra.

Tower Time - Abseiling
Students use trigonometry to analyse data from their Abseiling session and produce an annotated presentation of the activity.

Heartbeat - Giant Swing
A rope-based activity produces the opportunity to collect data which can then be turned into a presentation showing how pulse rates change during the activity.

Aero Noughts - Aeroball
Data from an Aeroball session, such as shots and goals, provides material for analysis in terms of ratios and percentages.

Marker Trail - Orienteering
Based on an Orienteering session, students explore angles and distances in order to design a shortest route.

NEW! Tunnelling for Numbers - Tunnel Trail
Students collect number cards as they navigate through an underground maze of tunnels and must then complete a series of numerical challenges.

NEW! On Target - Archery
Students learn about averages, percentages and fractions as they calculate how accurate they've been.

NEW! Build 'em Up - Raft/Buggy Building
On water or land, students design a raft or buggy which they use to complete a series of challenges. Data collected is then applied to distance/speed/time calculations.

Activities

The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities, such as trapeze, climbing, jacob's ladder, and challenge course, to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Monday - Friday (5 days / 4 nights)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
07.00-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   Zip Wire and Climbing 'On Target' - based on an Archery session Trapeze and Jacob’s Ladder 'Tower Time' - based on an Abseiling session
12.00-14.00   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-17.00 Arrive and unpack 'Heartbeat' - based on a Giant Swing session Quad Biking and Challenge Course 'Marker Trail' - based on an Orienteering session Depart centre
17.00-19.00 Dinner and free time Dinner and free time Dinner and free time Dinner and free time  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Wacky Races
Evening Entertainment
Campfire
Evening Entertainment
Ambush
Evening Entertainment
Disco
 

Monday - Wednesday (3 days / 2 nights)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday
07.00-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   ’Build ‘em Up’ - based on a Raft/Buggy Building session Rifle Shooting and Trapeze
12.00-14.00 Arrive and unpack Lunch Lunch
14.00-17.00 Giant Swing and Archery ’Marker Trail’ - based on an Orienteering session Depart centre
17.00-19.00 Dinner and free time Dinner and free time  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Ambush
Evening Entertainment
Disco
 

Wednesday - Friday (3 days / 2 nights)

  Wednesday Thursday Friday
07.00-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   ’Wire Flyer’ - based on a Zip Wire session Street Surfing and Aeroball
12.00-14.00 Arrive and unpack Lunch Lunch
14.00-17.00 Problem Solving and Climbing ’Ot Target’ - based on an Archery session Depart centre
17.00-19.00 Dinner and free time Dinner and free time  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Splash
Evening Entertainment
Cluedo
 

Friday - Sunday (2 night weekend)

  Friday Saturday Sunday
07.00-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   ’Tower Time’ - based on an Abseiling session Quad Biking and Survivor
12.00-14.00   Lunch Lunch
14.00-17.00 Arrive and unpack Dragon Boating ’Tunnelling for Numbers’ - based on a Tunnel Trail session
17.00-19.00 Dinner and free time Dinner and free time Dinner and free time
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Passport to the World
Evening Entertainment
Campfire
Depart centre

Friday - Monday (3 night weekend)

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
07.00-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   ’Heartbeat’ - based on a Giant Swing session Orienteering and Tunnel Trail ’Aero Noughts’ - based on an Aeroball session
12.00-14.00   Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-17.00 Arrive and unpack Keelboat Sailing ’On Target’ - based on an Archery session Depart centre
17.00-19.00 Dinner and free time Dinner and free time Dinner and free time  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
PGL Sports Night
Evening Entertainment
Snap Shot
Evening Entertainment
Disco
 

Learning outcomes

The units of study in our mathematics course relate to the teaching programmes designed to meet the objectives of your Key Stage 3 students.

Students are encouraged to develop and improve their mathematical skills while:

  • Deciding what data is relevant to an enquiry
  • Collecting small sets of data from surveys and by observation
  • Using a range of techniques, methods and resources
  • Comparing and evaluating solutions
  • Using symbols, diagrams and graphs
  • Explaining and justifying methods and conclusions
Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

A great location near Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

On the coast near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and Westward Ho!

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

In 250 acres near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Minutes from the M4, near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Set on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead, close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic coast near Weymouth.

Pestalozzi, East Sussex

Pestalozzi, East Sussex

NEW! Opening May 2020!
Six miles north of Hastings.

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Near Brecon in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

On the Sussex Downs near Brighton.

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Set in 50 acres near Preston.

Revision Weekends

Revision Weekends

Revision the PGL way. Take your group away for a weekend of revision combined with activity breaks keeping them motivated, focussed & engaged.

2020 just £89+VAT per person!