Extra curricular opportunities are an important and significant area of learning as they provide students with new and challenging experiences. These opportunities allow students to develop new skills, take risks, experiment with new experiences and consequently grow in self confidence. The significance of this can not be underestimated. Therefore to encourage enjoyment and love of learning as well as giving KS5 learners opportunities to grow and develop as young adults, all Post 16 learners will be provided with a broad and diverse range of choices.
A range of enrichment opportunities will be given to students and will include: supporting students in the lower school as mentors, working within departments or with students in tutor groups, theatre visits, sport tours, visits abroad, exchange programmes, Youth Speaks, Mock trials.
Sixth Form Leadership Team
A Head Boy and Head Girl will be chosen to lead a group of elected Sixth Form students. These prestigious students will oversee the direction of the Sixth Form and will represent the Sixth Form at key formal events. They will have the responsibility and privilege of being the voice of all Post 16 learners.
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)
DofE programmes are all about getting out there, having fun, self development and achieving. Students choose what they do in each section and set their own personal challenges. Students focus on improve existing skills or gaining new talents, abilities or perspectives and being the best they can be.
Leadership opportunities (Arts, Engineering, Languages, Science)
Students will be able to extend their leadership skills within selected subject areas. To fulfil this leadership opportunity, students will be expected to work within departments to offer support and expertise to students in the lower school. Opportunities for mentoring and training will be given for students.
PSHCE will cover a wide range of relevant topics of interest to young adults such as: personal financing, applications, interview skills, effective study skills and developing successful skills for learning and life.
Sport / CSLA
CSLA Sporting awards will be available to develop leadership skills and gain valued credentials for future academic and vocational applications.
To ensure all students are prepared for the world of work and can gain valuable experience and insight into future possible areas, all students in Year 12 will undertake a period of work experience.
Visiting speakers & citizenship
An extensive programme of professional, external speakers will be organised. Topics will be diverse and relevant and will include: ethical and moral issues, politics, personal safety & all areas of health.
Students will be given the opportunity to extend their business entrepreneurship skills by setting up their own business with support and guidance from experts and professionals.
YASS – Young Applicants in Schools Scheme
These ‘Open University’ Modules have been designed to extend the learning of the most able students. Courses are available to extend and enrich learning as well as awarding UCAS points.