Our enrichment programme is outstanding with a student experience that can be personalised to your needs.
Independent study features in each course and you will be provided with a bespoke guide at the beginning of each year.
These are just a few of our features where interests and passions can be pursued:
- Growing popularity of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
- Charity, volunteering and fundraising initiatives including:
- Annual senior citizens’ party
- Children in Need / Comic Relief
- Jeans for Genes Day
- Wings of Hope challenge
- Enrichment sessions involving UCAS application advice, personal statement writing workshop, and study skills workshops (combination of in-house delivery and specialist guest speakers)
- Involvement with national research projects with Imperial College London
- Advice and techniques on how to pass your driving theory test
- Model United Nations
- Subject ambassadors – supporting the learning of younger students
- National Citizen Service – developing confidence, leadership and independence skills through a programme of team building activities including abseiling, water rafting and canoeing
- Library mentors – supporting KS3 students with reading during library lessons.
Enrichment takes place on a Monday afternoon every fortnight. You will be encouraged to participate in a range of activities throughout the year, both in group situations and as individuals. These additional experiences will be invaluable when compiling your CVs and UCAS personal statements. Future employers, universities and higher education establishments will look very favourably on these ventures, activities and transferable skills, and you have the potential to gain some additional qualifications.
Beyond the classroom
The opportunity to extend your knowledge and experience beyond the classroom is vast either through joining extra-curricular clubs or taking part in local, national or international trips.
- Run your own club, join exclusive sixth form clubs or get involved with KS4 students – sports, performing arts, Japanese, teachers’ book club, orchestra, to name but a few (click here for the latest term’s offering)
- Trips to Germany (Berlin), Belgium, Poland (Auschwitz), France (MfL)
- Biology and Geography fieldtrips
- Study trips personalised to career interests
- Annual school ski trip
- Art galleries, museums, theatre, British Library, Houses of Parliament
- Regular concerts and whole school productions
- UK University and Apprenticeships Fair
- University visits/taster days – Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, and other RG universities
The Sixth Form Team promotes many additional opportunities throughout the academic year; a summary of those offered in the 2023-2024 academic year can be found below:
Student voice & leadership opportunities
The abundance of opportunities to support your personal growth and development to build the interpersonal skills you will need to support your life career and journey are all within your grasp. Student leadership teams are employed each year involving head students, deputy head students, senior prefects and college captains.
- Peer mentors are involved in helping younger students across the school and in our primary schools supporting with specific subjects (including French) and paired reading
- Leadership roles include running co-curricular clubs around the school, librarian duties and eco-committee
- Assemblies/parts of can be student-led