Students are encouraged to develop not only academically, but also personally, socially and creatively. We offer our students a wide range of activities and opportunities beyond the formal curriculum through our extensive enrichment programme.
Students are actively encouraged to participate in a range of activities which will help them develop a sense of responsibility. Our enrichment programme includes Duke of Edinburgh, Sports Leadership and the Arts Award, as well as public speaking, the EPQ and DIY for Beginners to name just a few.
Additionally, Sixth Form students mentor younger students and help out in lessons and in the library. Mentoring can take many forms: Reading Buddies, supporting literacy, supporting numeracy, help creating friendships, building confidence.
Inspiration for the future
This is complemented by the range of inspirational speakers who visit the Sixth Form, helping students think about their next step.
There is also a regular programme of educational visits, trips to the theatre and other social events, as well as a range of clubs and after-school activities. Students can develop leadership skills and further their learning by becoming involved in activities including Uni Genius, HEAPS, Sport Leadership Award, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Reading
Buddies, Business Enterprise, Italian Conversational Classes and working with Age UK teaching ICT skills to adults.
Higher Education Access Programme
The top students in the Sixth Form take part in HEAP (Higher Education Access Programme) which provides them with a personal mentor and experiences such as a residential trip to Cambridge University to ensure they have the best chance of gaining a place at a top university. Trips, summer schools and the close ties with Brunel University help to raise the aspirations of all students.