Students will develop a wide range of skills and personal qualities during their time in Sixth Form in order to leave us as well rounded young adults ready to take on the challenges of the future. The enrichment programme is designed to develop the students’ personal, social and employability skills. The programme is integrated into the broader curriculum with time dedicated to enrichment each week.
We encourage students to participate in enrichment activities including the arts, recreational sports and fitness, well-being, peer mentoring in the all-through school, charity and voluntary work and student leadership. Many of these enrichment activities compliment students’ commitment to the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award giving them opportunities to challenge themselves, develop new skills and give something back to their community.
Visiting speakers regularly give talks on a broad range of issues, industries, and opportunities. We believe that our enrichment programme gives our students a deeper understanding of the world and helps them to become engaged and interesting young adults in modern Britain. Over the past year we have welcomed speakers such as Jonathan Fryer, BBC Foreign Correspondent; Amnesty International; The Anthony Nolan Trust; Water Aid; and a Holocaust survivor testimony brought to us through the Holocaust Education Trust.
We have many links with business and have enjoyed a Business Enterprise Day led by Keller Williams and stimulating career experience talks from industry leaders such as Julian Sawyer CEO of Gemini cryptocurrencies. Our students learn the importance of networking from these events and have been able to secure internships simply by demonstrating to business leaders that they are interested and interesting young people.
All of our students work towards the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This qualification allows students to research a chosen topic, in-depth, to extend their learning in an area that particularly interests them outside of their academic subjects. As well as attracting UCAS points, the qualification is highly regarded by the most competitive universities as it develops the skills of independent research and analysis.