Learning+ is a school
initiative to help and encourage students to develop their academic and
intellectual interests beyond lessons. By taking part in some of the programmes
we hope that they will:
lots of fascinating things, and come into contact with important and
stimulating ideas and people
- - Do
better in lessons and exams
- - Begin
earlier to sort out their thinking about what to study at University (or
whether to go at all)
The elements of Learning+ are:
The full programme for
the term is published in the school calendar and around the school, as
part of an Academic Lecture Programme which also includes talks run by
other societies and departments.
- The Williams Project,
named after Sir Bernard Williams, one of the foremost British
philosophers of the 20th century, and an Old Chigwellian. It provides
opportunities for students to broaden and deepen their intellectual lives,
encouraging the realisation that thought is not divided into school
subjects. We hold meetings after school every Tuesday of Week B, in two
sections: IIIrd and IVth form (4:15-5:15), and Senior School (5:30-6:30).
(In the Trinity Term we hold just the one session, 4:15-5:15, for all
Academic News, a collection of email groups to which any student can sign
up. There is a wide range of subjects available, from school ones like
biology and English to university subjects like medicine, law, philosophy,
sociology and architecture. Chigwell teachers use the CAN to share
interesting articles they find online: it’s a great resource.
Pilot, the school’s academic and creative journal. It publishes a wide
range of high-quality academic essays, opinion-pieces, short stories,
poetry and artwork from students, teachers, and visiting speakers.
Miss Crossland is editing the next edition, so please get in touch
with her if you would like to submit something. The published magazine also constitutes
an excellent resource.