Sixth Form Leadership & Enrichment Activities
We are committed to Personal Development, Sixth Form life also presents many opportunities to extend, enrich and enjoy a range of activities outside of the curriculum. The enrichment programme gives students opportunities to show leadership and to make a real difference in our community and further afield. Some of the opportunities that students have participated in this year are outlined below:
Age UK Devon IT Skills Teacher
The Kingsbridge Library have started a new scheme where they are teaching adults who need to develop their IT skills. Students with skills in IT and who are keen to share knowledge have been working in partnership with the Library.
Chernobyl Children’s Charity
This is led by a team of year 13 students who chose this option last year and co-ordinated fundraising for the Burma Charity and have now decided to support the Chernobyl Children’s Charity. How this runs and the projects you do will depend on the group, but last year they arranged a fun day for the children during Challenge Week.
CMI offers a qualification in Management. This is a course certified by the Chartered Institute of Management and is nationally recognised to be an outstanding addition to the CV of a qualified adult, let alone a student!
This qualification is studied by Team Leaders from companies such as Coca Cola, New Look and Lloyds TSB, it is also used by all of the Armed Forces. It will help you up the career ladder whether that's your next step after Sixth Form or after University as it will help you to understand how to effectively lead and manage a team of people in the world of work.
Do you want to spend a term working on your fitness? Here you can go down to the Sports Centre in order to set up a fitness regime if you have a personal membership. Alternatively, you can also enjoy using the College’s own Fitness Suite.
Mr Cameron's Outdoor Education programme is extremely popular every year. A range of activities are run like climbing, caving, hiking and absailing. You will definitely be able to try the new climbing wall out!
This is perfect for future Bear Grylls wannabes or just those who like being adventurous in the outdoors. There is a cost involved with this choice to cover equipment and transport but it is more than worth it and can be covered by the Discretionary Bursary Fund if you are eligible.
Paired Reading Scheme/Paired Maths Scheme
This will involve helping a younger student with their numeracy or reading skills. The sessions take place in the library during registration periods. It is a fantastic way to help build the connection between different aged students.
Many students in the main college are looking for someone to listen to them. As a Peer Mentor, you will be a friendly face who can listen to any worries that students are having. This is an extremely important enrichment activity where you can really improve the lives of other younger students who just need a bit of help.
If you are a good listener and would like to keep a link with the rest of the college this is a rewarding role to take on. This is also a good option that can be tailored to fit with your timetable.
Primary Science TA
Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you just really passionate about working with children and you love science? This is an amazing opportunity where just three students will be able to help teach Science to the primary schools that visit KCC on Wednesday afternoons! Expect messy experiments...
Share your Talent
Share something you are good at with a younger student who expresses an interest. For example, if you are a musician and could teach your instrument. We keep a data base of your skills and the year leaders can match you up with a student who would like your help!
Sports Leaders Level 2 Award
Most of you completed the Level 1 award last year so this is your opportunity to do the next step! If you want to develop your leadership skills and enjoy leading younger students this is the choice for you. You will work as a team to prepare and lead PE sessions for local primary schools as well as helping out with primary festivals and competitions run by the college.
10 hours of leading is needed to pass which can be done in your own time if suitable. This is a great course for anyone interested in a future as a primary or secondary teacher or any job requiring leadership. It also gives you the option to take the level 3 award next year and gain UCAS points!
Mr Burman will be organising friendly tournaments at the Sports Centre for badminton, squash, table tennis, basketball and football. If you enjoy playing any of these games and would like to compete against your friends then choose this option. You need to pick this option if you wish to play competitive football or rugby as this is when the team fixtures are against other schools.
Learn to be a TA where you can help a student in the college who has special educational needs. This will normally focus on numeracy and literacy. It's perfect for those who are interested in a career in teaching or working with young people. This organised by the learning support department and can be accommodated to coincide with your free periods.
Master the keyboard using all fingers correctly without looking at the keys. Produce fast and accurate work and reduce the risk of RSI and bad posture. There is a cost associated with this course which can be covered by the Discretionary Bursary Fund if you are eligible.
You will be assigned to a tutor group lower down in the school and attend their registration two mornings a week. This is an opportunity to get to know a tutor group and support students who need a bit of help and also to help the tutor in their role. This may involve being part of the tutor activities, signing planners and even checking their uniforms in the morning!
Enrichment time can be a perfect opportunity to be building up your Work Experience in order to make you more employable. If you choose to do Work Experience then you will need to be able to sort it out yourself and then let us know so that we can ensure that all relevant Health & Safety checks have been completed.
Mrs Arscott can always help if you do need a hand finding a placement but you need to ask us! All Year 12 students will also take part in Work Experience during Challenge Week unless you opt to go on a residential during this time.
We work in partnership with Kingsbridge Rotary Club who support us on a yearly basis conducting mock interviews for our Year 13 students. These mock interviews not only help you perfect interview techniques, but also allow you to gain valuable feedback and coaching on your performance. All students prepare an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement well in advance of the interviews.
Heart Start Programme
More recently, Kingsbridge Rotary Club have supported the College with our Heart Start Programme for Schools. The Heartstart UK Schools Programme delivers ELS training for students so they learn when and how to act in a life-threatening emergency.
The programme allows maximum time for practice and hands-on learning using resuscitation training mannequins. It is intended that training sessions will take place once a month.
Sixth Form House Ambassadors’ Scheme
This is a team of students who are committed to helping the House System run effectively throughout the College. They attend House assemblies, offer a consultative role for existing House Captains in Year 11 and support staff House Leaders. The end of term Christmas activities for years 7 to 9 is their main organisational challenge each year.
Sixth Form Student Society
The Sixth Form Student Society is run solely by students on a purely voluntary basis. It is a solution-focussed group which is vital in allowing effective communication between staff and students. If you have an opinion and would like to further improve your Sixth Form experience then the Society is for you!
Sixth Form Social Committee
Sixth Form social life is an important part of your experience here. It is up to you to organise events and raise money for the committee funds. A big part of the role is organising the end of year prom.
If you are hoping to run this next year, being on the committee this year is a good experience. Main fund raising events include six weekly dress up days with themes organised by the Committee in advance.