Students at XP Schools learn through cross-curricular learning expeditions. Each expedition is mapped to National Curriculum and GCSE standards.
Expeditions are centred around a guiding question which provokes thought about a range of disciplines. Each expedition starts with an immersion which builds background knowledge. There are then a number of case studies that look at different people, places, periods or concepts. Students work with their teachers and in addition alongside experts in the community to carry out purposeful fieldwork. Expeditions then culminate with students producing purposeful products that have an audience beyond the classroom and impact upon their community.
For example year 7 students studied an expedition called From the Ground Up with the guiding question “What do we owe to the miners?” creating a book which is now on sale at Seven Stories.