Y10 Enrichment The enrichment year offers an option of either A one year course OR Three, one term courses If you choose a one year option you will need to select 2 other reserve options which could be another one year course or 5 options of termly courses. Your options will be need to be written in rank order i.e. Choice 1 is your first option etc. If you choose the termly options you will need to rank 5 options. Where courses are over subscribed, students will be drawn randomly and where possible, allocated their next ranked option. Where courses are undersubscribed and cannot therefore be offered, where possible, the students next ranked option will be allocated.
Courses that run for the whole year 1. Higher level EPQ (level 2) MAXIMUM 25 PLACES This will allow students to will develop a research project based on a personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the learner(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre. The course is offered at level 3 in Year 12 and is highly respected by the Russell Group of universities as it develops independent study skills. The course will involve some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of the learner’s progress. It will involve extended autonomous work by the learner. It will require in total 60 guided learning hours. Learners are required, with appropriate supervision, to: • choose an area of interest • draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre • plan, research and carry out the project • deliver a presentation to a specified audience • provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment. You can read more about the course on http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/pdf/AQA7302-PRO-W-SP.PDF
2. Young Enterprise MAXIMUM 15 PLACES The Company Programme involves setting up and running a real firm for a year under the guidance of a Young Enterprise Business Adviser. It’s the ultimate teenage enterprise experience. You can find more about the course on http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/what-wedo/secondary-programmes/
3. PE GCSE theory MAXIMUM 25 PLACES Students who would have liked to choose GCSE PE but could not due to the options, have the opportunity to study the theory of GCSE PE in the enrichment programme. They will be expected to study their practical skills in the General PE lessons. Students should be reminded that the GCSE course is linear and exam entry will be in the Summer 2016.
You can read more about the course on http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/pe/Pages/default.aspx
4. DofE MAXIMUM 20 PLACES The DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by. You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
You can read more about the course on http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/doing-yourdofe/whats-the-dofe/
One term options 1. Maths Inspired Art This course will be of interest to students who enjoy Mathematics and Art and want to investigate question such as: Are humans random? Are Jason Pollock’s paintings random or are they ‘designed’? Can anything be truly random if created by a human ? You will cover; tessellations, Platonic Solids and Archimedean Solids, mathematical string models, fractals, rotational symmetry and other related models.
2. Media Club During the term you will plan, compose and evaluate media campaigns. You will be expected to show your final piece of work.
3. Cookery This is your chance to develop your practical cookery and decorating skills. Recipes are optional (but will need to be approved) but will need to be completed within the lesson time and ingredients must be provided by the student.
4. Mad Psychology In this course, you will have the opportunity to investigate the weird but true world of Psychology. You will investigate research projects that tell us more about how the brain works but also the extremes of Psychology experiments.
5. Community volunteering – (Term 2 and 3 only) You will spend a term helping in a range of placements including local charities, schools and volunteer organisations. You may set up your own placement in discussion with the school. 6. Debating Society Students will have the opportunity to debate current issues and understand the formalities of debate. Topics for debate might include: Should 16 year olds have the right to vote? Do video games and violent movies have a negative effect on children? Is going to university a good option? Debate areas can be put forward by students.
Music Futures provides engaging, sustainable and relevant music making activities through pupils led activities. Pupils will work together as part of a small group to create a performance based on either an arrangement of an existing song or their own composition. The emphasis is placed on the pupils to develop their own ideas, with the teacher acting as a facilitator to guide pupils and teach them the skills required.
8. Textiles â€“ knitting / dressmaking / crocheting Students will be taught basic textile skills and choose a project to work on and complete.
9. Yearbook (Term 1 only, MAXIMUM 20 PLACES) Students will research and produce the Y11 leavers Yearbook. The tasks will be both administrative and ICT based.
10. Programming Students will learn how to programme and by the end of the course they will have programmed an app for a mobile phone.
11. Charity Fundraising (MAXIMUM 20 PLACES) Students will work in teams to compete and raise money for nominated charities. Sessions will allow meetings to be held and production to take place.
12. Photography Students will learn how to take photographs and then manipulate their work. Students will need to provide photographs of their won for the course and may be required to bring in a camera for occasional lessons.