Award-Winning Study Resources

Award-Winning Study Resources

Maximise the learning and teaching experiences whilst out on tour by incorporating our multiple award-winning geography resources.

Developed by a former geography teacher with over 30 years’ experience – including 25 years as head of department – our Study Handbooks have been written to match the various UK geography syllabuses.

They're designed to support students and teachers in the field as they explore the world around them. They provide a focus and structure for students as they tackle geographical issues and make connections between the real world and geographical theory.

Our multi award-winning Study Handbooks comprise of a ‘Student Handbook’ and corresponding ‘Teacher Guide’, made up of destination specific study units. Whilst our Study Handbooks are bespoke to each tour and contain only those study units which are appropriate to your itinerary, learning objectives and age of the students.

Designed to complement the National Curriculum and suitable for studies from GCSE/National 5 up to AS/A2 and Higher/Advanced Higher Levels, a Study Handbook offers a host of pre and post-visit activities and information, as well as interactive on-site tasks.

To ensure your students get the most out of their time away, we recommend that all of our Geography Trips are accompanied by either a Study Handbook or Destination Guide.

Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated Field Study Tutors for even more input and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum
  • Award-winning Study Handbooks to enhance learning opportunities
Click to view our sample Iceland pages

Destination Specific Study Handbooks

Geography trips to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sicily, Iceland, Morocco and the South West USA are accompanied by a destination specific Study Handbook to support the educational aspects of a tour in considerable depth.

Compact Destination Guides

Trips to the Bay of Naples and Spain can be accompanied with a more compact Destination Guide. These are designed to set the scene before each visit by providing detailed background information through a mix of maps, diagrams, photographs and text. Additionally, there are some geography options that can be incorporated for those teachers who wish to include on-site fieldwork from time to time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits. 

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • I am required to complete an Educational Visits (EV) form by our Local Authority and I cannot answer all of the questions?

    We are happy to assist you in completing your EV forms and return them directly to your Local Authority on your behalf, just speak to your Tour Consultant.
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