We believe that learning should go beyond the subjects our students choose to study in the Sixth Form. Our enrichment programme is designed to offer new experiences and knowledge as well as building on areas of interest. We run a comprehensive programme during dedicated registration time alongside wider activities and educational visits. The corner stones of our enrichment programme are University and Careers, Personal Growth and Development and Science and Culture. We aim to equip our Sixth formers with the skills and knowledge employers and universities are looking for.
We run three, month long modules across the academic year which give our students the opportunity to learn new skills and work with people you might not usually work with.
We feel our Sixth Formers should be at the heart of the programme and each year we adapt it to fit the needs of the students using the feedback from the student council and sixth form surveys.
This year the enrichment programme has included
- Ucas and Careers
- Study Skills – including revision techniques, time management, presentation skills
- Life Skills – including personal finance, housing and the law
- Form Representative and Senior Student Elections
- Effective leadership and team work training for student council members
- Charity Events run by the student council – Macmillan Coffee Morning, Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Event, The Valentines Day flower shop, Shoe box appeal and Year 8 and Sixth Form Christmas Fair for Action Aid, Red Nose Day and Sports Relief
- Save Drive , Stay Alive – Road Safety in conjunction with the Met Police
- The Challenge – a three week summer course designed to empower young people to work together for positive change in the local area.
- Culture Day - students visit various cultural centres across the Southbank including The Globe, The Tate Modern, The Clink, HMS Belfast, The Imperial War Museum, the Movium, The London Aquarium, The London Eye, We also had fun on The Yellow Duck!
- Recreational Sport – Golf, Aerobics, Gym , Zumba, Sports Leader Level 2
- Placements at feeder primary schools assisting in ICT, Numeracy and Literacy
- Science Day - Students visit The Natural History Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Science Museum.
- Thorpe Park
- Summer Ball
- A wide range of subject specific educational visits and guest speakers including a workshop on Life drawing in Creative Studies, an apprentice competition in Business Studies, Visits to a number of drama performances including Filter Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lyric Hammersmith whilst our Chemists attended Colchester University making explosives and drugs using the huge spectroscopy machines to analyse their results.
- Various opportunities to apply for summer schools, workshops and one day events with organisations ranging from the British Film Institute to Oxford University
- Modules chosen by the students have included hand massage, Mathematics for A-Level Scientists, book binding, keyboard for improvers, Italian, film club, debating, circus workshop, animation, criminology, British Sign Language, school newspaper, 5 a side football, becoming a stand-up comedian, glee club, first aid, street dance, Ballroom Dancing, Classical Mythology, Italiano, Coffee and Philosophy, Creative Team Building, Money Management, Knitting and Sewing, Stencil art Healthy Eating, Forensic Science, Personal Health, Safe Driving, Tai Chi, Self Defence, Badminton, Reading Group, How to Build a Kite, Lego Engineering and Chess.
- Student led societies such as Medics Club, Film Club and Eco Club.