On day two of the Sixth Form taster sessions, pupils have been trying out the many extra activities and qualifications that could run alongside their A-Level studies. We have a broad range of opportunities to develop the whole individual, ensuring our Sixth Formers hold skills and experiences far beyond their academic qualifications.
One such project is The EPQ ( Extended Project Qualification) an opportunity for students to complement A-Level choices by studying a subject or topic of interest resulting in a dissertation, investigation, performance or artefact. EPQ is extremely popular with self-motivated students keen to push their knowledge in particular areas and every year students produce some great work.
Other qualifications running alongside A-Levels might include Core Maths or the Sixth Form Football Programme with Saints South West. Many students attended a session in the Leiths Cookery School today, which holds the nationally recognised qualification ‘Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine’ run over two years. Leiths also runs the seasonaire’s cookery course, as part of the Diploma, particularly popular amongst those thinking of taking a gap year.
In addition to the above, groups of boys and girls had a go at a self-defence workshop, part of the Diploma Aspire programme covering a range of activities designed to develop confidence, leadership and employability.
Thank you to all staff who have worked hard to bring this programme together and thank you to our 5th Years and external visitors for seizing these opportunities with compassion and curiosity. We can’t wait to see where their future studies take them.