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Life at College


Your Study Programme will be made up of a one hour timetabled session with your coach, your core studies of 15-20 hours of timetabled lessons, the opportunity to take additional qualifications and the chance to engage in activities to enhance and enrich your time with us and to develop skills for the future.

Please browse the categories below to see the full range of timetabled enrichments on offer. You will be able to choose one or more of these at enrolment.

In addition, during your time with us you will have the opportunity to attend a range of events, taster sessions at universities and places of work, talks by visiting speakers, and a variety of other activities also.

Every week the bulletin of all of the activities taking place in College is emailed to all students and staff.

Enrichment - Be Active 

These enrichments are designed to aid your physical well-being as well as fostering team work and social skills.

Enrichment Description
Badminton From novice to team player, all standards welcome.
Basketball Coaching sessions from the Assistant Coach of Basketball England for the U16 Women’s team.
Cricket Indoor cricket. From novice to team player, all standards welcome.
Recreational Football Daily kick-about sessions every lunchtime.  All standards welcome. 
Table Tennis A lively, fun session. All standards welcome.
Team Sports Badminton, basketball, cricket, cross-country, football, golf, netball, rowing, rugby, swimming, tennis, trampolining and volleyball. Trials required
Trampolining Bounce your way to fitness!  Suitable for beginners to improve their confidence.
Volleyball From novice to team players, all standards welcome.
Women's Fitness Class Just for women. Gain confidence, become more active. Led by our qualified gym instructor.
Enrichment - Connect 

These enrichments are designed to develop understanding of how we connect with one another, communications skills, empathy and, in some cases provide experiences where skill develops through practice.

Enrichment Description
Animee and Cosplay Contributing to the weekly presentations, debates and discussions. Perfect for film fans.
Dota 2 For MOBA fans, DOTA 2 is played in matches between two teams that consist of five players, with both teams occupying their own separate base on the map.
Dungeons  & Dragons For classic retro gamers.
Jazz Band Staff led. You must be able to play an instrument. Repertoire includes jazz, funk, soul and blues.
League of Legends Another MOBA game. Battle against a team of other players or computer-controlled ‘champions’.
Sickle Cell Support Society Mutual support for students who are affected by a diagnosis of Sickle Cell.
Table Top Games Club Play chess, draughts, scrabble and many more. If there is a game you like that we don’t have, let us know.
Vocal Workshop/Singing Enrichment All abilities welcome. Singing is a great way to relieve stress, practise breathing exercises and connect with others. Staff led.
Enrichment- Give  

These enrichments are designed to help you to better understand yourself and to develop communication skills, understand how we connect with others and also be involved in activities that benefit others. 

Enrichment Description
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme A fun adventure and a major challenge! Three progressive award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold - and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities for students. Push personal boundaries and enhance your CVs and university applications.
NCS (National Citizen Service The Challenge Embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.
Enrichment - Keep Learning 

These enrichments are designed to provide a new learning experience whilst developing your communication skills. 

Enrichment Description
HSFC Magazine Write articles, and work with the design and publishing team to produce our magazine.
Medical Education Society Mainly for students who wish to pursue a career in medicine, but open to all. The group researches medical careers and how to access them and also studies physical and mental health as well as subjects like medical research and the NHS.
Enrichment - Take Notice

These enrichments are designed to develop empathy, understanding of how we connect with others, communication skills and awareness of wider society.

Enrichment Description
Christian Union A place to meet to discuss and debate the Christian faith.
Debate Society Actively engage in proper, thoughtful debate mostly internally but also occasionally teams enter competitions against other colleges.
Exploring Issues in Gender Equality Discuss ideas on gender and feminism through books, art, social media and other cultural references.
Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) Meet and discuss sexuality as well as discussing LGBTQ+ themes in books, arts, music and other popular culture.
Into Film (Film Society)

Weekly screening and discussion of cinema that promotes film literacy, putting film at the heart of learning and contributing to cultural development. Open to all students but compulsory for A Level Film students.