Enrich your learning

We strongly encourage you to extend and enrich your experience by getting involved in additional courses and activities. They broaden your horizons, develop your skills, lead to new friendships and provide opportunities to have fun and relax.

We know that, faced with two students presenting similar academic results, employers and admissions staff are increasingly looking for people with a wide range of skills and interests including leadership, enthusiasm, teamwork and communication.

From subject-based societies to performing arts, sport and sciences as well as everything in between, there really is something to suit everyone. Here is just a snapshot of what is currently on offer, but you are also encouraged to set up your own clubs and societies to pursue your own personal interests.

You’ll need to consider which of these enrichment courses you will build into your programme of study as you will choose at least one of these options at enrolment.

The Arts

  • Advanced Drawing Skills
  • Advanced Photoshop for Graphic Designers and Photographers
  • Book Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choir
  • College Production 2019
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Concert Band
  • Dance Company
  • Drama Grades – LAMDA
  • Dance Workshop
  • Music Theory Certificate (Grade 5)
  • Rock Challenge
  • Soul Band
  • Stage Crew

Business and Social Sciences

  • AAT Accounting Certificate (Level 2)
  • Conservation Club
  • Counselling Award (Level 2)
  • Economics Society
  • Employability Skills
  • Health and Social Care Focus Group
  • Psychology Society
  • Sociology Club
  • Text Processing

Languages and Humanities

  • Debating Society
  • English Enrichment
  • English Extension
  • Deutsch Club
  • French Club
  • Graphic Novel Club
  • History Extension
  • History Society
  • Japanese
  • Latin Certificate (Level 1)
  • Politics Society
  • Public Speaking Society
  • Social Equality Union (SEU)

Sciences, Mathematics and Technology

  • Biomedical Society
  • Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Level 3)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Education Scheme
  • Maths STEP
  • Physics Society
  • Pi Club
  • Nuffield Bursary Scheme
  • Robotics
  • Science Extension
  • Science Olympiads
  • Vets Club
  • Weird and Wonderful Mathematics

Media

  • Anime Club
  • Blender Club
  • Digital Media Company
  • Film Society
  • Manga Club
  • PULSE Magazine
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Teenage Democracy Magazine
  • TV Production Company

Sport

  • Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership – Level 3
  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Fitness Instructing (Gym) – Level 2

Sport Upskill courses

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

Sport Team courses

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boys’ Basketball
  • Girls’ Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Boys’ Football
  • Girls’ Football
  • Mixed Handball
  • Mixed Hockey
  • Mixed Tennis
  • Mixed Rugby

Sport Fitness courses

  • Boxercise
  • Girls’ Fitness
  • Fitness Suite
  • Handball
  • Indoor Football
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga
  • Multi-Gym
  • Pilates
  • Zumba

General interest

  • Chess Club
  • Christian Union
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Silver/Gold)
  • Understanding Sexuality
  • Work Experience