Enrichment Opportunites

All students are required to take part in an enrichment activity each week. We offer an exciting range to suit everybody. You will need to include this choice on your application form.

Bar Mock
Are you a budding Solicitor, Lawyer or someone with an interest in how the justice system works? An incredible opportunity to be directly involved in criminal law. New York court rooms are calling you.

Core Maths
Maths is used everywhere! Core Maths is a brilliant new qualification aimed at students who achieved a strong Grade 4 or above at GCSE. Core Maths  is about you doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase your confidence in using  mathematics to be better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education and employment.  Core Maths  is the new Level 3 qualification for students who wish to develop their  practical skills so they may apply these  in work, study or everyday life. Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. What students study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis, whether  in work, study or life.

Most Core Maths  courses will include a financial mathematics element and can help with other A Level subjects, in particular with science, geography, business studies, economics and psychology. Mathematical skills are becoming  increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education – studying Core Maths will help students to keep up these essential skills.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a Level 3 Qualification, worth the same as an AS Level. The EPQ is a research-based qualification that is highly valued by Universities and Employers. In essence, you choose a topic to research (something you are passionate about, or a subject specific choice) and begin your work whist being supported by a teacher each week.

Your finished product can take the form of:
A research based written report
A production* (eg charity event, fashion show or sports event etc)
An artefact* (eg piece of art, a computer game or realised design).

*A written report must accompany these options.

Why should I choose EPQ?
To gain access to top univerisites (Many top Universities now lower their entry requirements if you achieve well in your EPQ).
To develop your professional and educational skillset.
To demonstrate an ability to think creatively, independent and resourcefully.
It is an opportunity to be awarded a qualification for researching something you love!

Mentoring
Get involved with our wider school community. A rewarding use of your time, working with our younger students in an area of your expertise.

Music Grades
Develop your musical talents further, with guided support from the Music department.

Re-Sit English and Mathematics GCSE
If you didn’t achieve a GCSE Grade 4, you will have weekly lessons and retake opportunities throughout the year.

Rock Challenge
Regional and local dance competition, all abilities welcomed.

School Productions
Be a part of one of our jaw dropping performances. Roles range from acting and singing, through to backstage lighting and sound crew.

Sixth Form Games
Although this is not an enrichment option, Sixth Form Games takes place once a week for a majority of Year 12 students and is a great opportunity to exercise, socialise and relax during a busy week.

Sports Leaders
Sports Leaders (Level 3 Higher) HSL3 is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to independently lead purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity. This course is run over Year 12 and 13 within the enrichment time. Students will learn how to deliver fun and engaging physical activities with other students and within the community. Students will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment. On completion of the course, students gain 16 UCAS points.

Work Experience
Ongoing in a relevant sector throughout the year.

Young Enterprise
Business and marketing in the real world… plan, produce, market and sell a product. National level competition.