Enrichment

As well as contributing more in Sixth Form to the fabric and culture of the School you are expected to enhance and complement your studies through enrichment and personal development.

In addition to their chosen A Level subjects, students have timetabled enrichment lessons and a tutorial period led by their personal tutor. These opportunities to broaden your knowledge and develop personal and social skills through courses are offered termly or on a one year basis, some of them leading to a qualification and which are designed to enhance and complement a student's A Level studies.

The main programme of enrichment activities takes place on a Wednesday afternoon when girls can study a new language, learn a new skill or pursue a practical interest. Examples of courses on offer during 2015-16 are:

  • School Archiving Project
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness
  • Italian
  • Learn to Play Golf
  • Politics
  • Primary School Outreach
  • Russian
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Open University courses
  • Young Enterprise
  • Zumba

In addition, Sixth Form students take an active role in the rest of the school; mentoring younger girls, running the Student Council, representing the school as Head Girl and Deputies and captaining Houses.

Service to the community is also a key part of the enrichment curriculum and opportunities to help the elderly, young or disabled feature prominently in Sixth Form Life. Students may choose to help in local schools, hospices and residential homes for the elderly or to help in other departments of school.