Header image
Header image overlay text

NEWS

Main body content

19 February 2016

A-Level   /   News

Students visit Parliament and the Supreme Court

Thank you to A-level student Ahmad Abi for his report of the day:

On the 17th of February 2016, Chelsea Independent College organised a trip to the UK Parliament and the Supreme Court. The two classes that went on the trip were the Politics Class (Ohmad, Ledio, Mustafa, Kunsulu, Artur, Abi) led by Luis Martins and the History Class (Mei, Oliver, Adam, Ledio) which was led by Erin Neil. The purpose of the trip for the Politics class was to experience first-hand what students had learnt in chapter 2 (Parliament), chapter 3 (Prime Minister and Cabinet) and chapter 4 (Supreme Court) in the UK Politics Unit 2. The purpose of the trip for the History class on the other hand was to experience what they had learnt in their textbooks relating to Winston Churchill and the parliament.

 At 8 am, 9 students and 2 teachers, assembled in the Fulham Broadway block of the college and departed to the Hammersmith Station. They took the tube to the Westminster stop using the district line. The group exited the tube station at Westminster to be welcomed by a silhouette of Big Ben and the Parliament. Once they entered the Parliament, they were brought to the guide for the tour.

The guide took the group around the parliament to three particular sections: Royalty, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Royal section of the Parliament primarily consisted of elegant, extravagant artworks and a chamber where the Queen would change before her annual address of the Parliament.

One of the more intriguing parts of the royalty section in the Parliament was the fresco which told the story of King Arthur.

 As the group entered the House of Lords, the group noticed two things. Firstly, the extravagance of the Royal section of the Parliament was toned down and secondly, the main colour theme had changed to red; the colour associated to the House of Lords. The House of Lords was cramped but gave the group an air of power and authority as the guide explained what the House of Lords did.

The House of Commons on the other hand was more practical than the other two sections of Parliament and substituted the vibrant red with a mossy green; being the colour of the House of Commons. The group witnessed where statutes and policies that impacts the world were and are being made.

After the group finished their tour of the UK parliament, they entered the Supreme Court. The group headed to the Supreme Court museum where information on cases was stored digitally and the Magna Carta was hanged. The group then went to one of the courts where Court sessions would normally be held. Sadly, since it was a Friday, there was no cases held but the group did have the opportunity to peep into a meeting being held in one of the many meeting rooms.

 The group reached the college around 12 pm where they dispersed and resumed their day.

A-Level   /   News

  • 01 February 2019

    Geography Fieldwork Trip to the Isle of Dogs

    Report by Geography student Kush Patel On Friday 18th of January 2019, Geography students from KPS and CIC travelled to the Isle of Dogs in East Lon...

  • 30 January 2019

    New Dance Classes for CIC Students

    CIC will be launching a new activity on 5th February: dance classes held by a professionally trained dance teacher. These will be taking place on a ...

  • 30 January 2019

    NCUK Placement Officer visits CIC

    NCUK Placement Officer Rachael Eke visited CIC to speak to our International Foundation Year students about the university application process. She ...

  • 29 January 2019

    A-Level student Bodgan comes runner-up out of 200 dancers in international dance festival

    Not only is A-Level student Bogdan Berlov a brilliant mathematician scoring highly in any problem-solving challenge, he is also a passionate and suc...

  • 29 January 2019

    CIC Listed as Leading College for A-Level Progress in Hammersmith and Fulham

    CIC is honoured to be listed at the top of the A-Level performance table for progress among 19 independent schools, academies and colleges for stude...

  • 15 January 2019

    Student Success at Senior Kangaroo Mathematical Challenge

    Well done to our mathematicians for taking part in the Senior Kangaroo Mathematical Challenge and achieving some exceptional results.

  • 14 December 2018

    CIC's Got Talent Charity Show

    Report by Dante Ferrante, Member of the Student Council Charisma, courage and confidence are just three of the many traits that accompany a talented...

  • 13 December 2018

    CIC art department gallery visits

    The CIC art department have had a busy term visiting lots of London galleries.

  • 30 November 2018

    A Goal for The Environment

    Report by Dante Ferrante, Member of the Student Council CIC Student Council held another successful charity event on 15th November. This time, it wa...

  • 27 November 2018

    CIC Canteen Events

    Our caterers from Holroyd Howe - one of the best school caterers in the country! - have planned some exciting events this term. To make dining at CI...

  • 26 November 2018

    Students Excel at UKMT's Senior Mathematics Challenge

    CIC would like to congratulate our young mathematicians for taking part in the Senior Maths Challenge and representing the school at the highest le...

  • 16 November 2018

    Our Second Student Council Bake Sale!

    Report by Dante Ferrante, Member of the Student Council. On Wednesday 17th October, the CIC Student Council held a charity bake sale at the debat...

  • 05 November 2018

    CIC alumna receives NCUK Prize Award 2018

    Congratulations to one of last year’s NCUK IFY students Yujin Jang, who has been awarded an NCUK Prize Award for being one of the top performi...

  • 18 October 2018

    Student Council Charity Bake Sale

    Last week, CIC’s student council held their first event, a charity bake sale, to raise funds for their chosen organisation, ActionAid UK. The ...

  • 12 October 2018

    CIC Student Wins Dance Competition

    Last month, we welcomed both returning students and newcomers to Chelsea Independent College. Even though it was a busy month full of changes and fr...

  • 10 October 2018

    Art trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum

    On 2nd October 2018, Textiles teacher Geraldine took A-Level students on a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the annual Jameel Prize 5 e...

  • 31 August 2018

    A-Level student Enxhi scores one of the top A* grades in the UK for Psychology

    Congratulations to Enxhi who achieved one of the highest A-Level grades for Psychology in the country and has accepted her place to study at Cambridge...

  • 17 August 2018

    A-Level Results Success

    Many congratulations to our 2018 leavers who have achieved some excellent A-Level results. 30% of grades were A*/A, higher than the national avera...

  • 07 August 2018

    NCUK International Foundation Year results are in!

    Congratulations to this year's IFY students who achieved some outstanding results, with 72% of grades being A*/A.

  • 25 July 2018

    Summer Prom 2018

    A great send-off for our year 13 leavers

Click here to view our news archive