Our enrichment programme offers students a variety of activities for a deeper and broader education. As part of their tutorial programme all students discuss current affairs topics every week, receive personal mentoring, undertake study skills sessions and take part in house activities and competitions.
We have timetabled enrichment sessions for every pupil. In these sessions students enjoy a wide variety of activities, including lectures from outside speakers, talks from universities and industry leaders and sessions on leadership and team working. Students have also have one lesson of leisure physical education.
For our more academic students there is the exciting opportunity to study for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Encouraging curiosity and creativity the EPQ requires students to choose a topic of personal interest and plan, research and develop their idea to a finished product (for many this is an extended piece of academic writing). This is a fabulous opportunity and helps raise the profile of students on university applications.
In addition, students follow a comprehensive careers programme to ensure that whether they are applying to university, an apprenticeship or planning to enter the world of work they are prepared and supported. We work closely with universities and local industry to ensure that students have the opportunity to visit a range of institutions to give them a real insight in to their workings.
All students have the opportunity to take on leadership roles. We have a strong Sixth Form Leadership Team which is led by our Head Boy and Head Girl who are supported by a team of prefects from both Years 12 and Year 13. Each prefect has a specific area of responsibility from sports, to the learning environment to fund raising and social committees - this ensures that students are involved in all areas of running of the sixth form.