Our Enrichment Programme underpins our Sixth Form. Whilst the emphasis in Years 12 and 13 is on academic studies, students will be preparing to enter a competitive world either through further study, training or employment. It is important that students have an opportunity to build their CV, develop their personal interests and broaden their wider skill base.
Alderbrook Sixth Form offers a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved in, from team sports to Arts qualifications, from mentoring our younger students to volunteering in the local community. An exciting range of enrichment activities is offered to all Sixth Form students every term, with the chance to add to your UCAS points, gain relevant life skills and work experience. Wednesday afternoons are non-contact time and are set aside for students to undertake enrichment. It is an ideal opportunity to make new friends and try something new. Some of these opportunities are available because we are an 11-18 school, and we pride ourselves on the vast range our staff are able to offer Sixth Form students.
Through our enrichment programme we are also able to support our aspiring Higher Education ‘early applicants’ through the Medics Society and Oxbridge mentoring. The MedSoc is run by Year 13 students who have committed to applying that year for Medicine or Dentistry with the support of the Director of Sixth Form. A range of health professionals visit regularly and host masterclasses for the society. Potential Oxbridge students are taken to both Oxford and Cambridge during Year 12 on Wednesdays. Alderbrook staff who attended Oxbridge themselves, then serve as mentors using enrichment time for focused discussion, application and interview preparations.
A sample of current options include:
- Arts Award GOLD (up to 16 UCAS points)
- Debating Society
- Student Learning Mentors at KS3 & KS4: teaching experience
- Sport Society
- GOLD Crest Awards in Science
- Psychology Society
- Make a Difference Programme: volunteering in the local community
- Engineering Society