Academic Enrichment Programme
We want to encourage students’ academic inquisitiveness within and beyond their A level subjects.
From September 2020, all students in Year 12 take part in an academic enrichment programme one lesson a week, choosing from a range of topics. Many Chigwell students take the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), for which work is usually undertaken between Christmas in Year 12 and the same point in Year 13, supported by a teacher acting as their academic mentor. The EPQ is equivalent to half an A level. It is valued by many universities as a piece of independent research culminating in a presentation and dissertation-style essay which lays the groundwork for the more autonomous demands of an undergraduate course.
Careers and Higher Education
Careers and higher education are prominent themes in any Sixth Form. At Chigwell, our Head of Careers in based in the Sixth Form Centre and is available for students to see and talk to. All students are introduced to the ‘Unifrog’ online package to help them research their 18+ plans from Year 12 onwards.
Meet the Future
The Sixth Form Centre hosts returning former students for the ‘Meet the Future’ programme of lunchtime talks and Q&A sessions, which in recent times has reflected a vast range of professional areas from financial services through medicine to journalism and the Civil Service Fast Stream.