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Sixth Form Enrichment

What is Enrichment?

We are committed to ensuring you make the right choices regarding your education from the courses you choose to the progress you make over the two years. At Denbigh School, we also value the development of your non-academic skills, and it is very important to the Sixth Form Team that all students are provided with a range of additional opportunities. Our Enrichment programme will ensure that all students have the opportunity to broaden their skill set and enhance their CV/UCAS Applications.

Core Mathematics

We feel that it is important to continue to develop key skills. We support our students with the opportunity to study Core Mathematics. This course is for students (not taking A Level Mathematics) that are taking subjects where strong mathematical skills are important for example: science-based subjects; Economics, Geography and Psychology.

Sixth Form Committee

The committee meets regularly to discuss all aspects of Sixth Form life. They contribute to important decisions that impact on the future of our students. The committee is made up of Year 12 and Year 13 students; students need to apply to become part of this group.

Sports Leaders Award

This fun and practical Level 2 qualification in Sports Leadership, is nationally recognised and will give learners the chance to develop their organisational and communication skills. You will also focus on: positive role models in sport, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings.

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring is an established scheme at Denbigh School where older students are paired with younger students who require support. As a potential mentor, you will need to apply through a formal application and interview process. If successful, you will be given full training and matched to a suitable mentee.

Italian or Turkish

An excellent opportunity to have fun learning a new language. These practical courses will give you the basics of your chosen language, as well as exploring aspects of its culture, food and music.

Young Enterprise – includes optional exam

This popular national scheme started in 1963 and is still going strong today! Young Enterprise’s mission statement is ‘to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.’ Sixth Form students follow their flagship Company Programme; students set up and run a real firm for a year. You will receive practical experience of the joy and pitfalls of running a truly functioning enterprise.

Extended project

A highly recognised educational opportunity that Universities value. The Extended Project is an AS Level qualification which provides opportunities for you to develop a wide range of critical, reflective, problem solving and independent learning skills through the planning, the research and evaluation of a self-selected project. This in-depth study can be reflected in one of the following outcomes:
• Dissertation
• Investigation
• Performance
• Artefact
The Extended Project is the only AS Level that awards an A* grade. Past projects have included: a dress; a character analysis of Captain Jack Harkness (investigation) and a dissertation on modern and medieval languages. The opportunities are endless; you identify the area that you want to focus on.

Duke of Edinburgh

A fantastic scheme where you can showcase and develop a range of skills, including teamwork, organisation, and outdoor pursuits. We can offer up to Gold Award.

EES – Engineering Education Scheme

This prestigious educational programme allows a team of four students the opportunity to work with a local engineering company on an industry-based project. The EES is run by the Royal Institute of Engineers. The aim is to continue to promote Engineering in schools and to showcase the opportunities that are available in this sector.

Student mentoring

This scheme is highly popular with both students and teachers. It allows you the opportunity to build your confidence, whilst being incredibly helpful. Students arrange to support one or more lower school lessons on a weekly basis.

Debating Club

This club meets every week to discuss a wide range of ethical and controversial issues. If you have opinions, enjoy sharing them and listening to others, then this enrichment opportunity is for you. There are local, parliamentary and oxbridge debating competitions that we enter during the school year, if you fancy testing your newly honed skills.

Cooking/Food hygiene

If you enjoy cooking or want to learn how to cook, then this is a suitable course. You will improve your repertoire of skills and learn new nutritious recipes.

Music Club

If you have a passion for music, either playing or producing, Music Club is an opportunity to improve your talents.

Other opportunities:

Opportunities to help in local feeder schools

  • Local Primary Schools need your support and there are many opportunities to gain valuable experience working with professional colleagues and younger students.
    • School council
  • Elections are held every year for positions on the whole school council. A number of Sixth Form positions are available for the right candidates.

Christmas Bazaar committee

  • A large group of students will be required to organise and run a set of stalls representing the Sixth Form at the Christmas Bazaar.

House/Vice Presidents

  • New House and Vice Presidents are selected in March, to begin their term of office at the beginning of the summer term. As a potential House/Vice President, you will need to apply through a formal application and interview process. If successful, you will receive full training.

Reading group help

  • This opportunity would be particularly suited to students interested in pursuing a career in child development or primary education. This role requires dedication, commitment and organisation and is an opportunity to work in Learning Support and help selected students with their reading.

World Challenge

  • A fantastic and life changing opportunity to work on a community project in a developing nation. Working together with other like-minded individuals and making a difference to local communities is what the world challenge is all about. Only for the truly dedicated and focussed individual.

Rock Challenge and School Productions

  • Whether you are performer, stage crew or make-up artist, the Rock Challenge and our school productions require Sixth Formers to work alongside younger students in the school. Working in a large group to produce performance is a challenging and deeply rewarding experience.

School Sports

  • At Denbigh School Sixth Formers partake in a range of sporting activities. There are training opportunities and formal fixtures in a range of settings.