Designed to encourage students outside and beyond their A level subjects.
In 2020, we introduced a new programme of academic enrichment lessons into the Year 12 curriculum. Our students are spending one lesson every week away from their examination subjects, learning about areas not on their A level specifications.
Our aim is to broaden and deepen their intellectual experience and to get our sixth formers valuing different areas of learning they might not have known much about, or thought about, before. We are hoping that this will make them more informed and rounded students, thinkers, university and job applicants and people.
Mr Simon Coppell, Head of Sixth Form
An Introduction to Western Philosophy
The Unreliable Narrator
Facing the Past Today
A History of Western Art
Introduction to Python Programming
An Introduction to Linguistics
Portuguese for Beginners
Ancient Ideas, Modern Issues – Roman and Greek Attitudes to Issues we Still Debate Today
The Outsider in Literature Written in English
Introduction to Excel
Introduction to Book-Keeping
Computing: Networks and Security.
The course is a great change of pace from my normal lessons, I love having the opportunity to try something new that I'm interested in while expanding my skill set for the future.
Year 12 Student
In regards to Enrichment, I wanted to say that it has been very useful. My previous Enrichment course allowed me to acquire skills in Excel and Powerpoint and I have been making use of them since. Also I currently do History of Western Art and I have found it quite intriguing as I have never thought myself to be a person most interested in art, yet I have found great interest in it from joining this.
Year 12 Student
I found the Enrichment course to be an incredibly stimulating and refreshing experience. I enjoyed learning about the historical/cultural aspects of Portuguese speaking countries - in particular the literature.
Year 12 Pupil