+ Enrichment programmes

+Active: Drama/Dance/Performance - Technical Support
The Dance and Drama Enrichment Programme is for all levels, whether you are studying the subject, want to try your hand at a new skill or looking to make some new friends.
+Active: Drama/Dance/Performance - Workshops and Masterclasses
The Dance and Drama Enrichment Programme is for all levels, whether you are studying the subject, want to try your hand at a new skill or looking to make some new friends.
+Active: Drama/Dance/Performance - Performing in College Productions
The Dance and Drama Enrichment Programme is for all levels, whether you are studying the subject, want to try your hand at a new skill or looking to make some new friends.
+Active: Funk Band
A smaller ensemble designed for popular/rock musicians to perform recent chart hits. Reading music is not required to participate. All abilities welcome. Several large and small scale performances a year.
+Active: Jazz Band
Godalming College Jazz Band is a great way to be involved in a College ensamble , have fun and meet new friends
+Active: Godalming College Singers
A large choir performing a mixture of contemporary and classical repertoire in 3 or 4 part harmony. Led by a specialist singing teacher, this choir is open to singers who can and can’t read music. All abilities welcome. 3 large-scale performances a year.
+Active: Concert Orchestra
Godalming College is home to an amazing group of talented musicians who play in the concert orchestra, performing at regular concerts throughout the year.
+Active: Basketball (mixed)
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Cricket (mixed)
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: eSports
eSports is now a billion dollar industry. This is purely the revenue from competition, the computer game industry as a whole is closer to 50 billion. We are seeing a very rapid rise of teams and franchises following a similar model to “traditional” sports, with top players now earnings topping a million dollars.

Godalming College competes in the British eSports Championships which runs national divisions for Overwatch, Rocket League and League of legends. There are also tournaments for Fifa. We are open to entering other competitions and tournaments.

GC eSports will help you join an appropriate team, train and compete.
+Active: Football
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Hockey
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Netball
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Other Sports
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Rugby
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Trampolining
The Sports Enrichment Programme is available to all students, offering them to chance to join one of our teams, make new friends and remain fit and healthy.
+Active: Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Enrichment Programme welcomes all students, it is a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and gain a sense of achievement.
+Qualifications: Arts Award Gold (Level 3 Certificate)
This two year course enables students to specialise in any area of the arts. The coursework is portfolio based and can be presented in any way the student wishes. An excellent addition for any student considering studying in an “Arts” area after College.
+Qualifications: Maths (Core) Level 3 Certificate
When people say "I wish I learnt this in school" they are more than likely referring to something on the Core Maths course, we will look at "real-life Maths": finance, interpreting data and other areas of maths that support your A-Level subjects.
+Explore: 5-A-Side Football
All welcome! Don't worry about skill level: it will improve! Join us for a regular Friday morning workout. Some healthy competition between scratch teams as well as fitness drills.
+Explore: Animation and Games Development
Master some animation and games software skills and create your own animation or game.
+Explore: Architecture of the World
Explore some of the worlds’ most extraordinary buildings. Students will experiment with their own model-making too! This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in the built environment and wants to know more about the decisions that create the cities around us.
+Explore: Arts For All
This programme of workshops is open to students of all abilities. It is designed to help you think imaginatively, work collaboratively and develop your confidence in various Art techniques.
+Explore: Basic Car Mechanics
As students learn to drive, ensure that they also have the essential skills to make sure that they are safe on the road and know how to care for their vehicle. This course covers the essential basics: how to change a tyre and check tyre pressure; how to check oil levels, what to do in an emergency, how to start a car with a failed battery and the core dashboard indicators.
+Explore: Climate Change Studies
This programme investigates our vulnerability and resilience towards climate change. Students will explore the causes and consequences of global climate change as discussed and debated in the latest news stories. The third section of the course will look at possible responses and opportunities for change. This course will be relevant to everyone at College: we all share the same planet after all, and we urgently need to protect and preserve it!
+Explore: Creative Writing
Ever dreamt of becoming an author? This course will give students some of the key tools to develop that dream and get several steps closer to turning it into a reality.
+Explore: Debating
Both fun & intellectually stimulating. Being able to put together a coherent case for a viewpoint you don't necessarily agree with is an exciting mental challenge and a valuable life skill, especially as you have to think on your feet as you answer challenges from the other side.
+Explore: Development and Globalisation
Development and Globalisation affect us all from the food eaten, clothes worn and music listened to. Blending a taste of politics, economics and geography, this is an introduction to the big ideas that will shape development and globalisation in a students lifetime.
+Explore: Dissection Club
Explore and compare different anatomies through first-hand investigation. Starting with small invertebrates and ending with a larger vertebrate, we will explore and compare different anatomies through first-hand investigation. Our discussions will relate these findings to the adaptions needed for each organism to survive in different environments.
+Explore: Drama and Dance School Auditions
Getting into drama school is notoriously difficult. Most schools receive over 3000 applications for fewer than 30 places. This course will put students in a better position when it comes to their own applications. We will start at the beginning with which schools to apply for and their specific requirements.
+Explore: Employment and Apprenticeships
How do you write a CV? How can you make my application letter stand out? And what makes a standout interview? This course teaches students the valuable skills of job applications either for a part-time job or perhaps for the longer term. One thing is certain, unless you win the lottery or marry a Royal, we all have to work! So the skills learnt here will be transferable throughout a lifetime.
+Explore: First Aid
This is an essential life skill for all of us: Learn the basics of first aid from the recovery position and CPR to how to deal with burns, shock, bandaging and choking. Make sure you can recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, anaphylaxis hyperventilation and diabetic seizures and know how to respond.
+Explore: Forensics
An introduction into what it is like to be a forensic scientist. Students will look at a murder scene and using forensic evidence discover who killed the victim. They will be covering DNA fingerprinting, fibre and pollen analysis, how to work out when a victim died, fingerprinting and poisons.
+Explore: Green Living
Make the college a more environmentally friendly site for the benefit of all students and staff? Get actively involved with making a difference and weigh up the advantages and logistical implications for ways we might change campus behaviour and increase students own sense of fulfilment and well-being as a result.
+Explore: History of American Cinema
This course covers the development of film from the early silent period up to the 20th Century. Students will explore the innovations of the studio system and the golden era of Hollywood; the 'New Hollywood' era from the late 1960s to the early 1980s and end with a look at modern American cinema. Discussing historical context and the events and trends that shaped them.
+Explore: History of Warfare
This course helps students develop their understanding of how warfare has evolved over time, enhancing their university application for degrees such as War Studies, History, Politics, Sociology or Anthropology. Student will have the chance to look at new areas of history that they won’t have encountered at GCSE or A Level.
+Explore: Human Rights
This course will ask students to consider how they can define 'human rights' and how this has changed over time. Focusing especially on the evolution of the concept of human rights in the twentieth century, including the impact of the Second World War and atrocities such as the Holocaust on the establishment of the United Nations and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
+Explore: Introduction to Engineering
This course probably doesn't need much explanation but it will give students some vital insights into the three big areas of engineering: Civil, Mechanical and Electrical. The course will explore a range of practical tasks, discussion and explanation of key ideas. Students can also use the material, links and practical tasks to improve their university application.
+Explore: Introduction to Photoshop
This course aims to develop students ability to use Adobe Photoshop to control and manipulate their digital images properly and enhance their work.
+Explore: Investment Society
This course is for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of financial markets and investing.
+Explore: Journalism
Never has writing been more important! The course addresses many aspects of this evolving industry. Students will learn how to structure and place a good article, as well as recognising and unpicking fake news and validating research.
+Explore: Law Next?
This course explains and explores training routes to the Legal Profession – Barristers, Solicitors, Legal Executives and Law Apprenticeships as well as a wider range of options in law enforcement and within the justice system, a law based career in business and industry.
+Explore: Magazine Production
This course offers students the opportunity to find out more about magazine production and feature writing. Students will devise their own magazine idea; produce a front cover and write a feature piece.
+Explore: Marine Biology
From plankton to puffer fish, coral to currents, join a dive into Marine Biology. With oceans covering 70% of the planet's surface, the vast majority of life on Earth is found under the sea. There is still so much to be explored, but this course will give students the chance to investigate a wide range of marine-based plants and animals, the ecology of marine habits and an introduction to oceanography. Some dissection and sampling techniques will be carried out as part of the course. Suitable for all.
+Explore: Morals or Markets
Is making money always good? This course will examine the notion of what a market is and the moral limits that should be placed on what goods and services are traded within them. We accept the right to buy a Mars Bar for a certain sum without questions, but is it acceptable for a developing sub-Saharan African government to sell the right to 'big game hunters' to track and kill lions or for charities to sell tickets to hear the Pope speak? What is the market case for legalising drugs? This will be a discussion course driven by student questions.
+Explore: Photography Basics
We use cameras all the time, but there's an enormous difference between a really good image and a plain ordinary one. In this course, you can learn how to take a good photo and have the chance to play with a range of different equipment.
+Explore: Politics for Beginners
Politics for beginners will take students through the British Political system, elections and voting, political changes, political ideologies and big questions of our time. They will also look at what the government does, or should do, in Britain. Tackling the big questions, like what makes people vote the way they do and have voting patterns changed over time? This course will give students political knowledge, develop their debating and research skills, and help them become an informed and active participant in British democracy.
+Explore: Practical Podcasting
The emergence of portable digital technologies has given podcasting the platform needed to prove itself to be the future of audio media. This course will give students the skills to research suitable topics, learn new technical production skills, make their own fantastic podcasts and distribute them on the internet.
+Explore: Robotics and Coding
This course investigates how to create autonomous systems. There will be options to write either an autonomous game playing system or create a robot that completes in the national Student robotics competition.
+Explore: Run 5K
Running is a great form of exercise: and something anyone can do. Regular running is fantastic for your health and well-being, reduces stress and definitely boosts your mood. This group is primarily designed for beginners or those who want to get back into running, but equally, experienced students are very welcome!
+Explore: Spanish for Travelling
Whether students want to learn Spanish to go on holiday, use it for work or study, this course is designed for those without GCSE or A level Spanish.
+Explore: Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Knowing how to teach English to others is a useful skill and can be a great way to finance travels abroad. This course takes students through practical games and lesson planning so they will be good to go.
+Explore: The Big Question
An opportunity for students to sharpen their reasoning, and question some foundational beliefs, this course will provide an introduction to Philosophical thought by taking students through a different question each week. “Does God exist?”, “Is art valuable?”, “What, if anything, can we know for sure?”, “Should I tolerate the views of others?” and many more.
+Explore: Understanding Addiction
The course involves exploring the reasons behind addiction. How does it begin and why does it have such a powerful effect on some individuals? What part do factors like irrational thought processes, age, society’s expectations or pressures and the media play? What are the most effective treatments today? What is psychiatry?
+Explore: Yoga
There are many benefits to this meditative exercise: it increases muscle strength and tone, lowers blood pressure, reduces insomnia, helps you deal with stress, promotes calmness and improves your strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga improves concentration and clear thinking and is suitable for nearly everyone.

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