Enrichment

+ Enrichment

When you join College, you will not only benefit from a first-class academic education, you will also be joining a vibrant learning community where your engagement and personal enrichment is a key focus.

We are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of additional options to develop and support you alongside your core academic or vocational subjects. Whether you want to try your hand at a new skill, play sport or music, get involved with exploring areas beyond the core curriculum subjects or strengthen your life skills of resilience, budgeting, time- management or leadership, we have something for everyone. These enable you to gain confidence and broaden your experiences to support your next step, whatever that may be. In the first year, our +Enrichment programme has two pathways: +Explore and +Active. The +Explore pathway provides you with a range of short courses to choose from. Students will study two of these, one in the Autumn Term and one in the Spring Term. The +Active pathway includes sport, music, drama and dance, which run for the majority of the year. The following pages will give you a flavour of our extensive range of options.

The second year +Enrichment programme provides you with an opportunity to continue with +Active and some of the +Explore pathways, or instead take an additional qualification to support your application to competitive destinations. For example, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Core Maths or the Arts Award Gold.

In addition we have plenty of student-led activities and societies to join in with. In short, we are confident we have something for everyone.

“...students benefit greatly from the newly introduced ‘+Enrichment’ programme. They enjoy their learning and understand either extra study enhances their career prospects.” Ofsted December 2019

+Active

  • Dance and Drama

  • Music

  • Sport

  • Duke of Edinburgh

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+ Explore

There are a range of short 9 week courses on offer to provide you with the knowledge and experience to support you as you develop your future plans beyond College. The list on the right is an example of the selection of options available. Please note that this range of courses varies each year and will run subject to demand.

Business and Technology Development

  • Investment Society

  • Law Next?

  • Magazine Production

  • Basic Mechanics (Car)

Communication

  • Debating

  • Journalism

  • TEFL

  • Spanish for Beginners

  • Practical Podcasting

  • History of American Cinema

Creative

  • Arts for All

  • Introduction to Photoshop

  • Photography Basics

  • Drama and Dance School Auditions

  • Architecture of the World

  • Animation and Games Development

  • Creative Writing

Science and Environmental

  • Forensics

  • Green Living

  • Robotics and Coding

  • Marine Biology

  • Introduction to Engineering

  • Climate Change Studies

  • Dissection Club

Ethical Issues

  • Development and Globalisation

  • The Big Question

  • Understanding Addiction

  • Human Rights

  • History of Warfare

  • Politics for Beginners

  • Morals or Markets

Health and Wellbeing

  • Dance Fit

  • 5-A-Side Football

  • Yoga

  • First Aid

  • Run 5K

  • Employment and Apprenticeships

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+ Qualifications

  • Core Maths Level 3

  • Arts Award Gold Level 3

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