At Redhill, we believe in nurturing the possibilities open to our students. We actively encourage all our Sixth Form students to become involved in the broader life of the school and offer a range of opportunities that help produce well-rounded individuals ready to take on the world.

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The information below covers our enrichment offering for 2021-22

HE+ PROGRAMME

  • University style lectures on your chosen subjects
  • The chance to explore new topics
  • Meeting like-minded students from other colleges

The HE+ programme is designed to develop your knowledge and build confidence in attending university. You’ll become part of an academic community and get a preview of the broader programme of reading that comes with Higher Education.

Even after the core HE+  programme ends, you will be supported through the university application process with sessions on personal statements and preparing for interviews.

The programme is a sustained year-long initiative running from the autumn or spring term of Year 12 through to the autumn term of Year 13.

Upcoming Open Days at the University of Cambridge can be found here.

Information for parents of students enrolling in the HE+ programme can be found here.

HE+ is a programme of Masterclasses, funded by Cambridge University, for state sector sixth forms with the aim to inspire students to apply to competitive universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.

These sessions aim to provide extra support for those who are already academic and highly aspirational, but also those from less academic backgrounds who have the potential to progress to selective higher education but are perhaps from under-represented areas and backgrounds and therefore would be less likely to progress on to top-tier universities.

STELLAR PROGRAMME

Stellar programme slideshow here.

SPORTS LEADERS

This course uses sport to give young people the chance to develop vital skills for life such as planning and organising, teamwork and communication. It is fun and practical.

For students who completed the Level 1 in Sports Leadership during Year 10, this is an excellent qualification to progress onto. There is, however, no requirement that students wishing to embark on the Level 2 Award must have previously completed the Level 1 Award.

On completion of the 8 units, students will be qualified and prepared to independently lead small groups of children while under direct supervision.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD – GOLD

Everyone gets different things out of the Award but there are some common benefits. In taking part, you’ll develop:

  • Self-belief
  • Self confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Independence of thought and action
  • A sense of responsibility
  • An awareness of their potential
  • New talents and abilities
  • An understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • The ability to plan and use time
  • The ability to learn from and give to others in the community
  • New relationships
  • Skills including problem solving, presentation and communication
  • The ability to lead and work as part of a team

EXTENDED PROJECT

The EPQ is a really valuable qualification that universities love and is worth more than half an A level. It is aimed at students who are passionate about learning and conducting detailed extra research. You will be working independently with regular meetings with your mentor to check progress. On average students read around 10+ books/articles and write a 5000 word project (around 15 pages) Although this is very time consuming it is very rewarding and for students who love their subject an real opportunity to demonstrate this.

If you are looking to get high grades and apply to very competitive courses or universities e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Law- then this could be a great option for you!

Topics covered in the past include, the miner’s strike, the battle of Hastings, Architecture, and the impact of Feminism, but if you are a Scientist you may want to look in detail at a recent scientific development. The world is your oyster!

FURTHER MATHS

Further Maths is a full A-level that requires you to already take Maths and will consist of a further 5 lessons a week

It builds on the content you will cover in Maths and you will learn about new, challenging concepts

It is aimed at students that are considering studying a Mathematical or Engineering degree post A-level

If you plan to take Further Maths you are not required to pick an Enrichment online

IN-CLASS SUPPORT

The work will involve helping Lower School pupils with a variety of different needs in different subject areas. This could mean helping them read the text book, or to understand the teacher’s instructions, or in some cases encouraging them to put up their hand to answer a question.

Students taking this option will be given the opportunity to apply for the ‘Get Ready for Teaching’ training programme. The programme has been designed to better prepare Year 12 students for a career in teaching.

PAIRED READING

Paired reading will also involve helping Lower School pupils with a variety of different needs in different subject areas. You will be encouraging younger students with their reading and confidence.

Students taking this option will be given the opportunity to apply for the ‘Get Ready for Teaching’ training programme. The programme has been designed to better prepare Year 12 students for a career in teaching.

CREATIVE WRITING

It’s the “art of making things up” or putting a creative splash on history, as in creative nonfiction. In any instance, creative writing makes you step out of reality and into a new realm inspired by your own imagination. With creative writing you’re able to express feelings and emotions instead of cold, hard facts, as you would in academic writing.

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

Women’s and Gender Studies examines how the lives of individual women and men are shaped by broader structural forces in both historical and contemporary contexts.

It will involve reading books around the topic as well considering research and debate.

We will also delve into film screenings and events e.g. International Women’s Day!

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

MINDFULLNESS & MEDITATION

Held weekly by one of our teaching staff.

This allows you time to relax and reflect.

HIIT & BODY CONDITIONING

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.

This will increase your fitness, wellbeing and energy levels!

RECREATIONAL SPORTS

Being physically active is perhaps the most significant factor for your health, but it is also closely related to how effectively your brain works and can actually help you to achieve better academic results!

We want to give you the opportunity to spend an hour a week with us in PE so that we can support you with your sport and fitness goals. The activities will be selected based on what students want to work on. For example you may want to have a 5 a-side football tournament, play netball, play basketball, play badminton, attend Redhill gym, attend a fitness class at Redhill Leisure Centre or play table tennis.  We will work hard to deliver you an hour of exercise that is both enjoyable and beneficial for your health and education.

GCSE RE-SIT CLASSES

If you have not gained Grade 4 or above in English Language or Maths yet, you will have a weekly re-sit class instead of another Enrichment.

This should prepare you to pass next time around in November. Once we know your result in January, hopefully we will be able to update your timetable and add a different Enrichment activity.

Make sure revision for your re-sit is underway ASAP.

SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS

Speakers for Schools Inspiration Programme provides a network of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time to help inspire students to fuel their ambition.

UPCOMING TALKS

INDEPENDENT STUDY GUIDE

The latest edition of our Independent Study Guide. A guide to maximising your study periods and broadening your learning at A-level.

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