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Enrichment

Our aim is to provide high quality academic and vocational education in a supportive environment where students are encouraged to develop as independent learners and supported and stretched to succeed. To equip our students with skills and attributes for a successful future all are challenged to take on responsibilities and leadership roles both within the school and the wider community.

Students choose three or four Level 3 courses, depending on their pathway (page 3). Entry onto A Level courses requires a B grade in the relevant GCSE subject as well as having at least 5 A*-C GCSEs. Each Level 3 subject is allocated five lessons a week. Alongside their academic studies, students follow complimentary courses which are selected to enhance their experience and support their applications to University or employment. They are also expected to contribute to school life through the enrichment programme. The remainder of a student’s timetable is for students to study under their own initiative.

The sixth form offers a wide range of enrichment activities which give students the opportunity to work with younger students and to take on responsibility and leadership roles within the school. All year 12 students are expected to contribute an hour a week through other enrichment activities such as:

  • Assistant Tutor
  • Paired reading
  • Classroom Assistant
  • LRC Assistant
  • Reading Group Leader
  • Running clubs
  • Assistant Head Girl/Boy
  • House Captains
  • Assist running events
  • English and Maths Mentors
  • Charity fundraising
  • Sixth Form Committees (eg. social, charity, student councils/parliament)