Sixth Form Enrichment Programme

Every student in Year 12 will be timetabled one lesson a week in order to provide an opportunity to study or develop a skill outside their A level choices. This year we are offering three choices:

  • Critical Thinking: History of Western Thought: a course designed for our most academic students. A chronological journey, from Ancient Greece to the modern day, exploring and discovering the ‘best that has been thought and said’.
  • Spanish Conversation: Not taking a Modern Foreign language but want to impress that University admissions officer with some extra language skills? This could be the one for you.
  • Sport & Fitness: A rolling programme of different sporting and fitness activities. Great for energising those batteries and offers the opportunity to play for a school team.

For Year 13 students, there will be a timetabled lesson every fortnight for students wishing to complete the Extended Project Qualification. Oldfield School has a proven track record of success with the EPQ, with many students completing the project receiving top marks. In fact, just two years ago, one student’s work was identified as exemplary by the WJEC examination board and was used to train teachers on the potentials of the EPQ.

Duke Of Edinburgh

Oldfield School runs a very successful Duke of Edinburgh programme at all levels of the award, whether students are starting afresh at Bronze level or wish to move onto their Silver and Gold award. If interested, students should contact Ms James by email on sixth@oldfieldschool.com

Clubs And Events - Every Faculty offers a club, trips or events that Sixth Formers can attend or join.

Communications Faculty - For budding journalists, Sixth Formers can write and help edit the school’s student magazine INK. Every Tuesday the Faculty also runs the Creative Media Club for every one wanting to know how to edit film, design websites or use flash animation.

Art, Technology And Music - Whether you want to join the school choir or the school band, there is something for every musical taste and level of expertise. There will also be a cookery club after school so that you can brush up your culinary expertise.

PE - There are a whole number of senior sports clubs on offer, from badminton to basketball. Students are also encouraged to help out at KS3 clubs. Look out for exciting trips as well, including a possible trip to Wimbledon.

Modern Foreign Languages - Didn’t choose the Spanish Conversation as part of the enrichment programme, you can always turn up to the after school session.

School Service - Oldfield School’s House system is at the core of our pastoral provision. All Year 12 and 13 students are placed into one of the four Houses. Guided by our student Head of Houses, students will, throughout the year, be involved and lead a host of whole school activities and events, whether it’s acting as a learning mentor for Year 11 students in their build up to their GCSE examinations or providing support for Year 7 students who are new to the school.