There are currently a range of enrichment opportunities for students in the Sixth Form; these are academic, vocational, sporting and social. Enrichment enhances learning, helps develop a range of skills and encourages active participation in the Sixth Form community. Some activities are designed to help students who are struggling with stress or mental health issues. Both staff and other students run sessions and there are different options throughout the academic year.
As the Sixth Form increases in size, so does our potential to do more sport. Wednesday afternoons are generally when activities or matches take place, but there is a very flexible approach to sport. We encourage students to play as much sport as possible and we hope that you can add to our talent pool.
Every two years we offer our students the opportunity to take part in a significant overseas expedition. In 2021 we shall take a group to South Africa. The first week they work with scientists collecting data and conducting environmental research in the forest, and in the second week, they complete a PADI diving qualification and survey the sea bed. No matter which exotic destination is chosen, this is a challenging and rewarding experience that helps to develop important life skills and knowledge of forest/wildlife conservation, reef systems and marine research. As well as being personally enriching, this experience is superb for the students’ CV or university application.
We offer opportunities for enrichment such as EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), yoga, debating, Young Enterprise, Introduction to Sign Language and volunteering activities.
At Edgbarrow Sixth Form we encourage students to aim for Oxbridge and other elite universities. We help them to gain as much experience as possible, to raise students’ aspirations. This year 5 students gained places at Oxford and Cambridge (see destinations charts.) For possible 2021 entry, we have 14 students who have applied to Oxford or Cambridge, and we have a further 4 prospective medical students.