In addition to the formal academic curriculum, there will be a range of other courses and activities available through the Enrichment Programme. The main elements comprise:
• Tutorial Programme
• Extra–Curricular Activities
• The Extended Project (Level 3)
• Microsoft Academy
In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop key learning skills throughout your A Level subjects and through the Enrichment Programme. These may include communication, numeracy, information technology, improving own learning and performance, working with others and problem solving.
The tutors, together with the Head of Sixth Form and outside speakers, implement the Tutorial Programme, which exists to further the personal and social development of each student. Individual tutorials take place at appropriate times throughout the year.
This programme of activities will provide you with the opportunity to maintain a current interest develop a new one or, alternatively, contribute to the wider school community. Activities offered in previous years have included:
The Extended Project (Level 3)
The project provides an opportunity to develop an area of interest and engage in a detailed piece of research. It is worth up to 70 UCAS points and will be completed by all students on Pathways 1 and 2. A student on Pathway 3 can opt for this additional qualiﬁcation.
This online set of courses will allow students to develop their ICT skills in speciﬁc areas of interest, whilst offering the opportunity to gain a recognised qualiﬁcation at the same time.
Students have the opportunity to reinforce or develop an interest through a community service placement. In past years, this has involved placements in the local First and Junior schools, Chapel Road School and local homes for the elderly.
Paired Reading Scheme
Students have the opportunity to be ‘paired’ with a student from the main school and meet them regularly to provide extra help to develop their literacy skills, particularly in the area of reading.