Sixth Form Enrichment

The Sixth Form enrichment course comprises two lessons per week and Friday afternoon activities.

Enrichment lessons allow students to engage with material, which supports, yet goes beyond, their chosen A-level subjects and allows them to develop and enhance skills that will support them in their school-based studies and beyond. Lower and Upper Sixth students have the opportunity to attend lessons which focus on interesting and relevant social, cultural, political, environmental and ethical issues which often make reference to topical real-life events. Lessons are based around discussion and debate but also provide opportunities for independent research, and the honing of presentation skills. The course includes a specially-designed series of sessions, which promote well-being, which all Lower Sixth students attend on rotation. In the Upper Sixth there is an option to undertake an EPQ.

On Friday afternoons, all Sixth Form students can opt to develop skills in a variety of areas, including First Aid, Sailing, Textiles, Photography, Lifesaving, Stage Crew or working as a team to produce the School's high quality magazines: Phoenix and High Profile. Many girls also complete Community Service during this time - supporting members of the local community by volunteering in schools, care homes and hospitals.

The Enrichment course sometimes breaks from lessons, and Friday activities, in order for a year group to attend lectures and workshops, delivered by outside speakers and experts, or to further their community service involvements, by planning and delivering parties for the elderly or helping with a trip, which takes local primary school children to a farm.