Whilst spending one, two or three years studying in the sixth form students have the opportunity to take part in enrichment courses. These courses vary in level, length and subject specialism.
Sport (gym/sports hall)
Sport is offered on a recreational basis or as a means to obtain certificates that will contribute to your future employment prospects.
Students can work towards: CSLA Sports Leader Awards, Netball Leaders Award, FA Coaching Award and Life Saving. Other qualifications are available depending on the levels of interest.
Social Science Film Club
Essential for anyone wanting to enter a 'caring' profession. Also, you'll learn lots of skills such as team work, time management and other employability skills. And, it will look great of your CV / UCAS application.
During this enrichment activity you will not only learn lots of different dance techniques dance techniques, it's also a fun way to keep fit.
A 'survival at Uni' course is run once a week, and is designed for students who want to learn some basic cooking skills and get ideas for cheap and easy recipes to help them through their time at university. The students get to take whatever they make home to enjoy!
Learn skills that will stay with you for life. Unconstrained by the syllabus, you'll be able to draw what you want in the medium of your choosing.
Students will work on producing original, imaginative and expressive pieces of writing. We will explore different genres: fiction, non-fiction and poetry and use a variety of writing games as creative starting points.
Looking for a Saturday job? Look no further - this enrichment session provides expert advice on CV writing, finding a vacancy, interview skills and much more.
Love history, this is the club to join. You'll learn about the history of London and other historical events that helped shape the world.
Management of school record label / starting a new business
An on-going enrichment activity that is focussed on setting up and running an in school music business that discovers and signs new talent and produces, promotes and sells new music. Through the Young Enterprise 'Company Programme' students also have the opportunity to gain a further 40 UCAS points through this enrichment activity.
Students in the sixth form can apply to become peer mentors for Year 9 students. Training is provided and covers areas such as conflict resolution, confidentiality and listening skills. Successful applicants will also be given the opportunity to train other young people to become peer mentors. Applicants must be prepared to commit at least one hour per week to the scheme as well as being committed to the welfare of other students. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience.
Students on the cycle maintenance enrichment course can learn abything from changing a tyre to extreme bicycle modifcation. Students are invited to bring their own bikes in from home so they can work on them themselves. All tools and equipment are provided.
How to get on these courses.
Once they have completed the induction process in September there will be opportunities for students to enrol on these enrichment courses. They can speak with the teachers running the courses and their tutors for more information. It must be remembered that enrichment courses must not cause disruption to or be detrimental to a student's academic progress and if the student's tutor feels that this is the case then they may be asked to withdraw from one or more of their enrichment courses.