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 2020 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. As well as being personally enriching, this experience is superb for the students’ CV or university application
In the Sixth Form we offer a range of enrichment opportunities organised for or by the Sixth Form team of students. The students play a major role in the organisation of enrichment activities. All Year 12 students must complete at least 30 hours’ work experience and contact with the world of work as part of their Study Programme. 10 of these hours will be covered by our PPD programme, leaving 20 to be covered through work experience.
We also encourage students to undertake some form of voluntary activity, in or outside of school as we genuinely want our Sixth Formers to see the community as part of their lives, and to take some responsibility in it. They are very capable young people, and they can play a huge role in our community.
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, 12 students have applied to Oxford or Cambridge and we have one prospective medical student and one veterinary medicine applicant.