Enrichment

We never lose focus on academic excellence, but our pupils benefit educationally, personally and socially from a rich and rounded educational experience. Our enrichment and extra-curricular activities help all pupils develop the skills and characteristics that will provide a solid foundation for all aspects of their lives as future business, professional and community leaders.

 

Enrichment through the curriculum

Learning isn’t just about a study programme that leads to outstanding results. It is also about students enjoying learning and developing creativity within their subjects – and outstanding results generally follow when students are inspired by what they do. Each curriculum area develops its own programme of enrichment activity for the coming academic year.

Enrichment in each curriculum area is aimed at:

  • Increasing enjoyment
  • Providing challenge and developing independent learning in gifted and talented students
  • Developing particular skills and themes
  • Finding innovative ways to bring the Leadership specialism to life

It is delivered during:

  • Weekday evening sessions from 3.00pm till 3.45pm on days of the week when intervention sessions are not usually scheduled
  • Lessons to celebrate National Days or World Weeks related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area
  • Weekends and early mornings where appropriate

It includes:

  • Clubs and societies linked to the curriculum areas
  • Faculty based trips and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Carefully selected external facilitators working with students
  • Celebrations of particular National Days or World Weeks related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area and the school’s Leadership specialism
  • In English and Communications, enrichment includes:
  • Book Clubs or Speaking and Listening Clubs
  • International Languages Club to learn about different cultures and their languages
  • Publication of the school newsletter on a termly basis
  • Celebration of World Book Day
  • Faculty trips to venues related to study in English and the Languages
  • Horrible Histories Club
  • Islamic Study Circle

In Mathematical and Technological subjects, enrichment includes:

  • Geeks and Gamers Club
  • Participation in National Maths Challenge and other online competitions
  • Formula One Maths Club
  • Contribution of an e-safety and e-advice section for the school magazine

In Scientific subjects, enrichment includes:

  • Celebration of National Science and Engineering Week
  • Forensics Club
  • CREST Award Club
  • Visits from STEM Ambassadors
  • Utilising external facilitators such as for Forensic Science Day
  • Faculty trips to Science museums, STEM Centres etc

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