To complement Sixth Formers' academic studies we offer a wide ranging Enrichment programme, which consists of a range of courses and conferences. It aims to broaden the range of students' interests, provide useful skills and knowledge for life after school and give opportunities for earning some extra qualifications.
Entire year groups attend periodic conferences covering a wide range of subjects which are designed to help with crucial life issues. Conferences are also organised to match the university application cycle, which includes an annual Higher Education evening for parents and students.
Currently seven lessons a fortnight are allocated to Enrichment for students in Year 12, which drops to three in Year 13. In Year 12 most of the time is devoted to studying an additional subject - these range from AS Level Politics or Film Studies to GCSE Law or Mandarin. Within their Enrichment lessons, each student will also have a module in Careers - time for advice and for investigating courses and applying to university, making use of the many resources available for researching future directions. In addition, towards the end of Year 12, as part of the Sixth Form Life Skills programme, the whole year group spends time at an activity centre in South Wales. Here students not only have the opportunity to enjoy many of the outdoor activities that are on offer, but also start to develop their university applications (UCAS).
By extending the range of interests and experience in the Sixth Form, pupils have something additional and interesting to include on their UCAS applications. The courses are generally designed to involve minimal homework, though this varies according to the subject. The following courses are currently offered:
- Critical Thinking
- Film Studies
- Finance and Investment
- Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Sports Coaching
- Further Maths