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Enrichment

Success in life comes from more than just exams so all students are encouraged to broaden their horizons beyond the classroom to develop new skills and broaden their outlook on life
Enrichment for A Level, GCSE, International Foundation Programme and BTEC students

Our diverse Enrichment Programme supports our academic curriculum and forms an integral part of the wider education and college experience offered to our students. Our vision is to create all-rounded students, who excel academically and develop their emotional, interpersonal and social skills.

Students involve themselves in a range of sports including football, basketball, table tennis and badminton, as well as having access to exercise and fitness facilities.

Other activities include yoga; international film; creative writing; photography; crafting and debating.

Sign language offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge and acquire the skills necessary to communicate effectively with Deaf people. Basic sign language and fingerspelling is taught as well as everyday topics such as greetings, introductions, family, food and home. The course is run by the Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship, which promotes deaf awareness and provides accredited sign language qualifications and equality and diversity training.

The music group welcomes all who are interested in singing and playing instruments. The students practice each week and regularly perform at college events and assemblies

The college participates in national award initiatives including the Bank of England Project and the British Mathematical Olympiad, and also arranges a number of fundraising activities and events in support of local charities.

Students taking part in the engineering club undertake a range of projects designed to improve their skills in this area. Recent projects have included designing a hovercraft powered by a leaf blower, a radio controlled car driven by computer Bluetooth and the designing and building of an electric skateboard.

All departments offer educational visits to enhance the curriculum. These can include residential visits and trips to the theatre, museums, galleries and to local universities.

Links with a number of local businesses have been built up to give students a flavour of what different sectors can offer and the skills they are looking for in candidates. Interactive workshops and voluntary work placements have all contributed to this.

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