Accredited by Teesside University

Wednesday afternoon is dedicated time off curriculum timetable designed to help students build a range of personal and employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership, and gain experience and qualifications in a range of areas that will make them stand-out in future job and UCAS applications. And if nothing else, a lot of these options will be a fun and welcome break from A level study, and a good way to make friends and feel a part of the 6th form community.

We build student voice into the programme, and previous year 12s have informed us they get a lot from enrichment:

  • 70% said enrichment looks good on CVs and UCAS forms
  • 65% said enrichment did not ‘feel’ like a lesson
  • 70% said the programme developed them as a person
  • 75% said enrichment breaks up the week
  • 60% said they learned a number of transferrable skills from the programme
Lepra charity event

Lepra charity event

Lepra charity event

Lepra charity event

First Aid

First Aid

Team building

Team building

Escape Room

Escape Room

How it works

Students will complete activities both on Wednesday afternoons and in their own time in each of the 5 areas: Employability, Academia, Community, Wellbeing, and Experiences.

  • Employability – Work experience, First aid, Sign language, DofE, volunteering
  • Academia – EPQ, Debating society, Forensic Society, Film club, Music qualification, Teesside University workshops, MOOCs
  • Community – Student Leadership, LEPRA, Charity fundraising, 6th Form Party planners, Mentoring
  • Wellbeing –Yoga, Inter-tutor sports and games, 6th Form Party planners, Sport, Performing arts
  • Experiences – DofE Silver Award, World Challenge, White water rafting, Air trail, Ice skating, 6th Form Party planners
  • Experiences – DofE Silver Award, World Challenge, White water rafting, Air trail, Ice skating, 6th Form Party planners

Throughout the year you will be asked to select options in half-termly ‘blocks’ using an online form. You will be then allocated one of the three activities you have selected on your form, usually for six weeks. There are a number of amazing opportunities to get involved in, including:

SIGN LANGUAGE

DEBATING

Forensics society

YOGA

SPORT

SELF DEFENCE

CLIMBING

DRIVING THEORY

EPQ

STUDY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

WORK EXPERIENCE

MENTORING

TRIPS