Enrichment Activities

Extension/Enrichment activities by subject/department

 

Subject

Activity Name

Activity Description

Staff member

Year Group

Biology

Biology Olympiad

External competition to extend and test skills of Sixth Form biologists

KJY

Sixth Form

Biology

Med Soc

Series of lectures, discussions and visits to research laboratories for Sixth Form students interested in a career in Medicine.

LSDM

Sixth Form

Business Studies

Young Enterprise

Nationwide competition to set up and run a school based business

SQ

Lower Sixth Form

Business Studies

Conferences

Dedicated LVI and UVI conferences for revision and extension

PS

Sixth Form

Business Studies

Site Visits

Programme of visits to local and national businesses designed to broaden understanding and encourage questioning

PS

Sixth Form

Business Studies / Economics

Student Investor

Nationwide competition – teams of 4 run a virtual investment portfolio with winners progressing to regional and national finals

NDC

Fourth Year – Upper Sixth Form

Classics

AS and A2 Topic and Activity Day

Examination Preparation

JCH

Sixth Form

Classics

Rockbourne Initiative

Cultural Development

CEG

Fifth Year

Classics

Classics Clinic

Help with Specific Grammar Issues

Classics Staff

ALL

Classics/  Classical Greek

Scamp Club

Language and Culture Extension

CEG

Third Year

Classics /Latin

Atriades Project (Blog)

Language and Culture Extension

JCH

Upper School

Classics /Classical Greek

Bryanston Summer School

Language and Culture Extension

JMC and CEG

Sixth Form

Classics Latin

Winchester trip

Language and Culture Acquisition

JMC

Fourth Year

Classics Latin

Fishbourne Roman Palace trip

Language and Culture Acquisition

JMC

Second Year

Classics

Theatre Trips

Language Extension and Cultural Benefit

Classics Staff

ALL

Classics

Classical Society

Language and Culture Extension

CEG

ALL

Classics

Kathleen McLaughlin Annual Lecture

Motivational Talk to increase take- up in all Classical subjects

CEG

Upper School and Sixth Form

Classics

Careers Lunch

Sixth Form lunch with Classics graduates

CEG

Sixth Form

Classics

Oxford Visit

University Preparation

JMC and CEG

Sixth Form

Classics

Visiting Speakers

Language and Culture Extension

JMC and CEG

Upper School and Sixth Form

Computing

 

The British Informatics Olympiad

Voluntary External competition to extend and test skills of Sixth Form and GCSE Computing Students

PJM

Sixth Form and Upper School

Design Technology

Arkwright Scholarship

National competition with engineering based bias

SB

Fifth Year

Design and Technology

DT Club

Extension of DT activities and project work

SB

All

Design Technology

Green Team

Ideas and projects on encouraging sustainable living and protecting the environment

AMLS

All

Drama

Presentations

Peer presentations on topics related to set texts or theatre history. Detailed and formal written feedback given

JP/ PDJ

Fourth Year – Upper Sixth Form

Drama

Productions

School play, Sixth Form play, Junior Drama club, Preview evenings of AS/A2 practical pieces, Third Year theatre studies evenings

JP/ PDJ

JP + Sixth Form

Depends on

Play

 

 

Economics

Target 2.0

Bank of England competition  - students present interest rate forecasts to panel of economists

MAW

Sixth Form

Economics

Royal Economics Society essay

Essay competition for economics students

MAW

Sixth Form

Economics

Chance to be Chancellor

Competition on macroeconomic policy.

NDC

Sixth Form

Economics

Economics Society

Student led lectures and presentations on key economic topics of the day

NDC

Fourth Year – Upper Sixth form

Economics

Economics extension

After school discussion group on economic questions of the day

NDC

Sixth Form

Economics

University preparation

Assisted practise with TSA and interviewing

NDC

Sixth Form

Economics

Adam Smith Institute Essay

Annual essay competition on theme of free market economics

NDC

Sixth Form

Economics

Fitzwilliam College Land Economy essay

Annual essay prize

NDC

Sixth Form

Economics

A Level Conference

Annual conference held in London in December for advanced economists

NDC

Sixth Form

English

English Society

Presentations, competitions, lectures to explore aspects of English in greater depth

AJS

Fourth Year – Upper Sixth Form

English

Debating Society

Debating on a variety of subjects weekly.  Competitions, both internal and external.

JCA/AJC

All (mainly Fourth Year – Upper Sixth Form)

English

Lower School Debating Society

Learning and practising the skills of debating. Monday A week

GSS

Lower School

English

Lower School Book Club

Discussion and analysis of an agreed set book

SJS

Lower School

English

Upper School Book Club

As above, possibly including members of staff.

JMAH

Upper School

English

Creative Writing

Chance to write and discuss all aspects of creative writing and composition

EMSB

FifthYear and Sixth Form

English

English at University

Extra lunchtime classes for Oxbridge students and those wishing to take English at university.

EMSB

Sixth Form

English/

Classics

Byron Society

Variety of events celebrating the life of the poet Byron

SJS/CEG

Upper School and Sixth Form

English

History Boys

Play with English Literature as a central theme

AJS

Upper School and Sixth Form

Geography

Fieldwork research

Opportunities for years to develop fieldwork skills at a variety of locations

GSH

First, Second, Fourth and Sixth Form

Geography

Worldwise Quiz

Quiz in collaboration with Geographical Association

GSH

Fifth Year

Geography

Geography Club

Opportunities for all geographers to explore places and world issues, carry out projects, create models, find Geography in the news.

AHP

All

History

History Society

Run by Sixth Form; papers and presentations by internal and external speakers

KPC

Upper School and Sixth Form

History

External essay competition

Vellacott prize awarded by Peterhouse College Cambridge for historical writing. Also Churchill essay prize

NJD

Sixth Form

History

Junior Historical Society

To explore aspects of history in greater depth

RKP

Lower School

History

Lessons from Auschwitz Project

Two Upper Sixth historians attend seminars in London on the Holocaust before visiting Auschwitz itself.  Organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust

NJD

Upper Sixth Form

History

Lower Sixth Historical Reading Group

A historical “book club” involving the best LVI historians. Medieval, Early Modern and Modern books are read during the academic year.

NJD

Lower Sixth Form

History

AJ Holland Prize for History

An essay prize awarded at Speech Day to a Lower Sixth Form historian for an essay on a historical topic written during the Lower Sixth Year.

KPC

Lower Sixth Form

History

Lower School History Project Competition

Two prizes are awarded to Lower School pupils for a project on any historical topic that is done in the pupils’ own time.

NJD

Lower School

History

First Year Medieval Castle Building Competition

An opportunity to explore the design and fabric of Norman castles and then to build a model of one. Prizes are awarded for technical skill and historical accuracy.

NJD

First Year

Mathematics

Senior Mathematical Challenge

1.5 hour multiple choice mathematics test (25 Qns) Non-calculator.

Entry is voluntary.

PDC

Lower and Upper Sixth Year + exceptional Fifth Years

Mathematics

BMO Round 1

3.5 hour written paper for rigorous solutions to about 6 questions (non-calc.).

PDC

Lower and Upper Sixth Year

Mathematics

BMO Round 2

3.5 hour written paper for rigorous solutions to about 6 harder questions (non-calc.).

PDC

Lower and Upper Sixth Form

Mathematics

Senior Team Challenge

3.5 hour competition involving a variety of mathematical activities held at the Intech, Wincherster after school hours.

Inter-school competition.

PDC

Lower and Upper Sixth Form

Mathematics

Intermediate

Mathematical Challenge

1 hour multiple choice mathematics test (25 Qns) Non-calculator. Entry is voluntary.

JHHS

Third – Fifth Year

Mathematics

Junior Team Challenge

Whole day event, team of 4 students.

JHHS

Second and Third Year

Mathematics

Grey Kangaroo

1 hour multiple choice mathematics test (25 Qns) Non-calculator. Entry is by invitation of organisers, based on IMC performance

JHHS

Third Year

Mathematics

Pink Kangaroo

1 hour multiple choice mathematics test (25 Qns) Non-calculator. Entry is by invitation of organisers, based on IMC performance.

JHHS

Upper School

Mathematics

Intermediate

Mathematics Olympiad

2 hour written paper, seeking rigorous solutions to about 6 questions. Non-calculator. Entry is by invitation of organisers, based on IMC performance. (Maclaurin, Cayley & Hamilton Papers)

JHHS

Third - Fifth Year

Mathematics

Inspiration Event

Popular Lectures given by a member of the Inspiration Roadshow

PDC

Fifth Year

Mathematics

Junior Mathematical Challenge

1 hour multiple choice mathematics test (25 Qns) Non-calculator. Entry is voluntary.

EM

First and Second Year

Mathematics

Junior Mathematics Olympiad

2 hour written paper, seeking rigorous solutions to about 6 questions. Non-calculator. Entry is by invitation of organisers, based on JMC performance.

EM

First and Second Year

Mathematics

GCSE Maths in Action

Series of lectures given by entertaining lecturers

PDC/KSS

Fifth Year, bright Fourth Year

Mathematics

Maths in Action

Series of lectures given by entertaining lecturers

PDC/RSS

Fifth Year and Lower School Sixth Form

Mathematics

Problem Solving Journal

A termly subscription magazine is provided to stimulate interested and able students to try their hand at a mixture of (i) easy, (ii) standard and (iii) challenging problems.  Solution submitted to Dr A Gardner at the Birmingham university.  Open to all.

PDC

All

Mathematics

Puzzle Spot

A different in-house puzzle is provided each month and solutions are invited from the whole community on a voluntary basis.

(Sixth Form only)

EM

 

 

 

PDC

All +

Staff!

Mathematics

Further Maths Puzzle Day

Puzzle Day for those studying Further Maths (team of 2). Usually held at Havant College

PDC/ PJR

Lower Sixth Form

Mathematics

Junior Mathematics Club

A variety of stimulating mathematical topics are introduced at each lunch-time meeting.

Attendance is voluntary.

EM

First – Third Year

Mathematics

Magowan Mathematics Competition

Internal written competition on general mathematical questions, set at the appropriate levels, and open to all students.  Winners, if any, receive a small financial prize on Speech Day for their rigorous solutions.

RGP

Third Year – Upper Sixth Form

Mathematics

Guest speakers

To talk to staff (CPD) or students

PDC

Fourth Year – Upper Sixth

Mathematics

Roadshow

Maths Inspiration Road Shows

PDC

Upper School

Mathematics

Maths in Action

Series of lectures usually at the Institute of Education London

KSS

Lower and Upper Sixth Form

MFL French

Trip to Normandy

Language /culture acquisition

JVJ

Second Year

MFL French

Le Havre

Exchange

RHKP

Third Year

MFL French

Paris Weekend

Language activities in France

JVJ

Upper School

MFL French

Angers

Exchange

JVJ

Sixth Form

MFL French

AS and A2 topic and activity day

Exam preparation

French staff

Sixth Form

MFL French

GCSE study day

Exam preparation

French staff

Fifth Year

MFL French

GCSE exam skills clinic

Exam preparation

French staff

Fifth Year

MFL French

Grammar lunchtime workshops

Help with specific grammar issues

French staff

Sixth Form

MFL French

French magazine club

Creative fun for the lower school with the language

French assistants

First Year

MFL French

Friday Film club

Language extension

French staff and assistants

Sixth Form

MFL German

Aachen Christmas market trip

Language acquisition

SLA / MGK

First and Second Year

MFL German

Mutterstadt

Exchange

SLA / MGK

Third and Fourth Year

MFL German

Berlin trip / or a Sixth Form exchange in Mutterstadt

Language acquisition

SLA

Sixth Form

MFL German

German Magazine club

Creative fun with the language

German assistant

First Year

MFL German

AS and A2 topic and activity day

Exam preparation

German staff

Sixth Form

MFL German

GCSE study day

Exam preparation

German staff

Fifth Year

MFL German

GCSE exam skills clinic

Exam preparation

German staff

Fifth Year

MFL Spanish

Catalonia trip

Language acquisition

SRP

First and Second Year

MFL Spanish

Cordoba trip

Language learning

EML

Third and Fourth Year

MFL Spanish

Salamanca trip

Language learning

ML

Sixth Form

MFL Spanish

Spanish magazine club

Creative fun with the language

Spanish assistant

First Year

MFL Spanish

GCSE study day

Exam preparation

Spanish staff

Fifth Year

MFL Spanish

GCSE Exam skills clinic

Exam preparation

Spanish staff

Fifth Year

MFL Spanish

Theatre trips

Language extension and cultural benefit

EML

Sixth Form

MFL Spanish

Primary school teaching at St Mark’s

Opportunity for Sixth Formers to help teach

SRP

Sixth Form

MFL Spanish

Film Club

Language acquisition and fun!

EML

Sixth Form

MFL All languages

European Languages day

Quiz

RHKP

First – Third Year

MFL All languages

Onatti –Touring Theatre productions

Language extension

RHKP

Third Year

MFL All languages

Talk by James Minney on language learning post 16

Motivational talk to increase take up in all languages

RHKP

Fourth Year

MFL All languages

Lunchtime talks by Southampton University lecturers

Literature tutorial on set texts

RHKP

Upper Sixth Form

MFL All Languages

Careers lunch

Sixth Form lunch with language graduates who use languages in their careers

RHKP

Sixth Form

MFL All languages

International food week

Awareness of different cultures and languages through food

EML

All

Music

Concerts

External visits to Opera, Concerts and Ballet performances

OJL/HF

Third Year and above

Music

Artist in residence

Workshops and performances

HF /BLW

OJL

 

Various

Advanced musicians

Music

Master class

(internal)

 

Various master classes and workshops with visiting professional players

HF

Able instrumentalists

 

Music

Instrumental Diploma

Opportunity to take post grade 8 diploma for advanced students

HF

Able instrumentalists

Music

Performing Opportunities

Opportunity to perform solo at school concerts

HF

Able instrumentalists

Music

Performing

And

composing

Workshops with Alton college students and visiting artists

OJL

Sixth Form musicians

Music

Clubs and activities

Advanced ensembles

Flute Quartet, Sax Quartet, String Orchestra, wind quartet

HF, BLW,

OJL

Able instrumentalists

Philosophy

Philosophy Academy

Lunchtime meetings and presentations by students, teachers and external speakers on matters of philosophical interest and inquiry

THT

Fifth Year and Sixth Form

Philosophy

Junior Philosophy Academy

Lunchtime meetings and presentations by students, teachers and external speakers on matters of philosophical interest and inquiry. Monday Week B

THT

First, Second and Third Year

Philosophy

Philosophy and Critical Thinking Day

Spring term

THT

First Year

Physics

Astronomy Society

School Based Society engaging in a range of activities making use of international facilities and school based telescopes.

RSS

Third – Fifth Year

Physics

Olympiad

Nationwide Physics Competition Beyond A-level Standard

GTP

Sixth Form

Physics

AS Olympiad

Nationwide Physics Competition

GTP

Lower Sixth Form

Physics

GCSE Olympiad

Nationwide Physics Competition

HD

Fifth Year and Sixth Form

Physics

A2 Investigation

Open ended practical investigation on any aspect of Physics.

All Physicists

Upper Sixth Form

Physics

A2 Research Report

Open ended written research report on any aspect of Physics.

All Physicists

Upper Sixth Form

Physics

PAT prep

Oxford Physics Aptitude Test preparation

GTP

Upper Sixth Form Oxford Physicists

Physics

RSSSE visit

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

GTP and HD

Third – Fifth Year

Physics

GCSE Astronomy

Additional GCSE offered to interested pupils.

RSS

Upper School and Sixth Form

Physics/

Science

Lunar Society

Sixth Form Science Society and discussion group meeting once per month.  Presentations given by students, members of staff and external speakers.

GTP

Sixth Form

Religious Studies

Research projects

Research projects and presentations on selected themes

LJK, JGP

First – Fourth Year

Religious Studies

Theology Lectures

Various speakers

All staff

Sixth Form

Religious Studies

Peter Vardy Lecture

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Conference at Heythrop College

 

Fifth Year

Sports Science

 

Bath University Trip

 

Physiological testing of students and background knowledge

 

MGM

 

Sixth Form

Sports Science

 

Retake revision sessions

Exam preparation

 

CC

 

Sixth Form

Sports Science

 

St Mary’s Trip

Inside look into elite sport and psychological factors affecting performance

MGM

Sixth Form