Enrichment

Academic excellence in a caring community

Life in the 6th Form is a time for exploration, reflection and development of higher-order thinking and learning skills. Our aim is to produce young women who are independent and critical learners, confident communicators and well-rounded individuals who are equipped and motivated to succeed.

We seek to provide a post-16 education that is challenging and engaging via our core curriculum with most girls following 3 A Level courses as well as General RE alongside a range of enrichment and leadership opportunities.

EPQ
The Extended Project Qualification carries UCAS points equivalent to half an A Level. It promotes interest in a topic that girls feel genuinely passionate about and is a fantastic opportunity to improve independent research and learning skills that are highly valued by universities and employers. The qualification is assessed by a mini-dissertation of up to 5,000 words. Girls are supported by an EPQ mentor who advises and assesses written work.

CAREER READY UK
Career Ready is a programme unique to post-16 providers in Havering and the Diocese of Brentwood. Students receive a programme of enrichment activities aimed at developing employability skills, business knowledge and self-esteem. Key to the Career Ready experience is the paid student internship: an industry placement for up to 6 weeks, earned through an interview. In addition there is the opportunity for every student to be mentored by someone from business, allowing them to reflect their learning to an adult other than a teacher. The programme will also involve various trips to business institutions and access to successful business role models.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Girls are expected to plan and organise their own work experience relevant to career paths or areas of interest.

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
Visiting speakers from a range of different organisations and backgrounds provide insightful and informative lectures designed to encourage consideration of current affairs and issues affecting young people and inspire girls to reflect upon on their views and beliefs and those of others.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The Sixth Form General RE course follows a two-year programme. The course consists of broad areas of study including theology, prayer and moral issues, approached particularly from a Christian perspective. The course is designed to challenge and stimulate students and help them reflect on their own beliefs and the beliefs of others.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME
The DoE Award is widely recognised by educationalists and employers and girls in the 6th Form have the opportunity to pursue the Gold Award.