In order to develop well-rounded students with a variety of skills and experiences, we require students to participate in enrichment opportunities.
Depending upon individual circumstances, career goals and courses studied students will be guided towards specific opportunities. These may include working with a classroom with younger students, offering support in a subject of their choice; guiding students during paired reading sessions; visiting care homes to interact with the elderly and observe the care given.
We recommend that students secure additional opportunities shadowing within the workplace during school holidays and will offer support to secure these placements.
As part of personal development, students will be given additional opportunities to enhance their experience during Sixth Form, recent examples include HeartStart; a CPR course with the Fire Service and training to become a mental health first aider with NHS nurses.
A range of international visits are available for students studying certain subjects, a visit to the Hadron Collider for Physics students, a visit to a conference delivered by a range of businesses at Disneyland Paris for ICT, media and Business students, New York for art students and a variety of visits previously including Dublin and Italy for Geography students.
All students are encouraged to complete World Challenge, a nationally recognised programme that offers participants opportunities to explore regions of the world to complete a challenge either physical e.g. mountain trekking or one which will support the local community, e.g. building and supporting schools in deprived areas. 2018 will see students travel to Africa to help build a school.
Previous Enrichment Experiences
- World Challenge – Morocco
- Hadron Collider – Cern
- ICT, Media and Business Conference – Disneyland Paris
- Geography Field trip
- University Visits
- Careers Talks
- Dream Placement
- Work Placement
- Duke of Edinburgh