Enrichment activities outside school
At CCHSG we aim to provide a challenging and stimulating education for all our Sixth Form students to help them achieve their full potential. In addition to the curriculum subjects studied a wide range of extra curricular activities are also available at lunch times and after school. Teachers will demonstrate links about their subject beyond the classroom so that students are able to follow up and develop further. Parents and carers may be able to support the students' education by facilitating these links.
In addition there are reputable external providers of enrichment activities; day long master classes, residential weekends and summer schools that students and their parents or carers may wish to consider.
External providers suitable for all students
IGGY - International Gateway for Gifted Youth
This organisation is run through the University of Warwick for gifted and talented students from age 13 to 19 in the UK and internationally. IGGY's aim is to help gifted and talented students realise their full potential by giving them access to high quality content work and the opportunity to work with academic staff at the university of Warwick. The work will include projects, challenges and other learning opportunities with students in the UK and abroad. It would be suitable for all of your students. For further details and how to join please see their website, applications are accepted from September 2012. There is a charge for joining IGGY. IGGY replaces the former organisations NAGTY and YG&T.
Villiers Park- Cambridge
Villiers Park specialise in running master classes and week long residential courses for students in Years 12 and 13 only. The courses are subject specific and represent content that goes beyond the A level curriculum. They are aimed at students who are capable of achieving an A or A* grade at A level. The courses are advertised to the Sixth Form when they come available by their subject teachers. Every student who has attended one of their day or week long courses have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is a cost for their courses. Some bursaries are available to apply for. Courses have included:
Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Psychology: Social and Forensic Psychology
English Literature: Exploring Shakespeare
Mathematics: Chaos or Clear Cut?
Art and Design: Mapping the visual
See their website for full details www.villierspark.org.uk
University of East Anglia
UEA runs a range of day long and residential activities for gifted and talented students in Years 9 to 13. They include 'Discover Days' where students can find out more about university courses in that subject and experience university teaching (these are free of charge), Summer schools and specific enrichment activities. There is a charge for their courses, but free and subsidised places are also available. See their website for more details.
Summer Schools for Year 12 students
The Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust runs summer schools at 8 locations around the UK for Year 12 students in a wide range of subjects, applications will open in the spring term and students will be informed about when to apply. There is no cost for the summer schools. Students have attended these summer schools before and had an amazing enriching experience. For more information see their website.
Oxford University- UNIQ summer schools
Oxford University runs different summer schools in July and August for Year 12 students. Students get to experience university life, the tutorial system, have university lectures and seminars and meet students from throughout the UK. There is no cost for the summer schools. Each year we have one or two students attend. For more information see their website.
One day master classes, weekend courses and summer schools for Years 7 to 13. There is a charge for their activities, but bursaries are available. Weekend residential courses run throughout the Year, they incorporate a wide range of challenging activities that are not part of a school curriculum, include social activities in the evenings and students who have attended before would recommend them highly. See their website for full details.