As well as promoting independence, the Curriculum Enrichment Programme – which traditionally runs on a Wednesday afternoon - benefits our students in many different ways, depending on the activities chosen. It can develop interpersonal skills through working as part of a team and provide opportunities to build leadership skills, as well as improving confidence and self-esteem. Most of all, Curriculum Enrichment gives our sixth formers a fun break from the demands of their subjects, whilst still offering them a challenge and being a productive use of their time.
You will be invited to contribute, lead or participate in a wide range of school activities and clubs, details of which can be found at the bottom of this page.
How It Works
The aim is to give students freedom of choice across a range of potential options. Years 12 and 13 partake in Curricular Enrichment together as a whole Sixth Form.
One double period per week is timetabled specifically for Curriculum Enrichment and the majority of activities are student-led. Students choose from a range of different options, which last either for a term, such as Sport & Well-being, Food & Nutrition or Art for Mindfulness, or for the whole year such as the Elite Netball Academy, Young Enterprise, work experience or EPQ (for those students who do Core or Further Maths). If choosing a term-long course, students will have to choose three options throughout the year: perhaps two terms of Sport & Wellbeing and one for Art of Mindfulness. Or one term each of Sport & Well-being, Food & Nutrition and Art for Mindfulness.
We would expect work experience placements to start in earnest from January, as they can take time to set up. Students will need to look for a short-term option for the autumn term.
Autumn Term School Clubs and Activities
With the current restrictions in place, and our adherence to all DfE guidlines, the clubs and activities for the autumn term are being continually reviewed.