Our enrichment programme goes hand in hand with a strong and enviable UCAS application. We encourage students to take part in our fun, educational sessions in order for their skills to stand out from the crowd in their university entrance applications.
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Sessions are determined by our business partners and sponsors, and include:
The Combined Cadet Force is a uniformed youth organisation for students from Year 9 that continues to be one of most popular enrichment activities.
The CCF promotes the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance through exciting outward-bound activities that are sometimes challenging but always rewarding and fun. It is a great place to experience camaraderie and prepare for teamwork and leadership in a modern world. Read more here
Tuesdays from 3-5pm
The only school CCF linked to a medical unit. A brilliant way to build skills ahead of applying to university
A hands-on laboratory for life sciences, engineering and design that also opens a dialogue around issues of global food security and its potential solutions. It helps build key skills around research, teamwork, innovation and problem solving.
Build key skills around research, teamwork, innovation and problem solving…
A UK-wide challenge to design and build a 1,000mph jet and rocket powered car, Bloodhound is an ideal way for aspiring engineers to showcase engineering, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
An ideal way for aspiring engineers to showcase engineering skills…
Dementia Friends programme
An opportunity to learn more about living with dementia, and turn that understanding into action. Meeting dementia patients and a masterclass from a specialist builds an understanding of the advances in technology, giving you vital skills for a career in health or medicine, building communication skills, empathy, and caring skills.
Builds an understanding of the advances in technology…
The response time in first aid incidents is often critical. Students working on our first aid project build essential lifesaving skills and knowledge to react quickly and efficiently in an emergency, focusing not only on practical skills, but building communication, empathy, teamwork and leadership skills.
Build essential lifesaving skills and knowledge…
Build a variety of vital skills including communication, teamwork and leadership working alongside academics from the University of Law to participate on professional debates, presentations and activities. This is the ideal grounding for careers in law as well as business, banking, finance and the civil service.
Ideal grounding for careers in law, business, banking, finance and the civil service…
Macmillan Cancer Support project
Understanding the challenges of living with and around cancer supported students in becoming a vital and considerate part of your community. Work towards fundraising and awareness raising campaigns within the UTC, demonstrating vital teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
Work towards fundraising and awareness raising campaigns.
Communicating scientific research, managing a complex project with a range of contributors and teamwork are key skills for students looking to progress to university or industry. Working on the UTC International Student Science Journal with schools from The Netherlands and Finland helps students build a range of desirable transferable skills.
Working on the UTC International Student Science Journal with schools from The Netherlands and Finland.
Enhancing key communication skills, developing empathy and raising awareness of the needs of the 70,000 deaf people in the UK is a key aspect of this enrichment activity, allowing aspiring healthcare professionals to demonstrate their suitability for a role in the sector.
…developing empathy and raising awareness of the needs of the 70,000 deaf people in the UK.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our Year 10 students are invited to begin a year-long enrichment project which focuses on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a series of goals, targets and indicators for governments around the world to implement, to encourage a sustainable way of life. We’ve created a fun, competitive and interactive learning environment which encourages our students to learn about and implement the 17 SDGs, across one academic year, presenting their work via Instagram.
…a year-long enrichment project which focuses on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .
Working with Dr Iain Young at the University of Liverpool, students are developing a research laboratory standard system for maintaining healthy lab populations of zebra fish. So far, we have developed key skills in animal care and husbandry by monitoring and improving the lab environment, as well as engineering a system to study reproduction, embryonic development and behaviour.
…students are developing a research laboratory standard system for maintaining healthy lab populations of zebra fish.