The King's enrichment programme was established in September 2011 following a major curriculum review.
The programme offers pupils the opportunity to study subjects which are beyond the confines of normal examination curriculum.
The objective of enrichment is to:
- Widen pupils’ intellectual experiences
- Improve independent learning skills
- "Light a fire" within pupils
- Offer them the opportunity to study a variety of options of their choice in something they would not have had a chance to study otherwise.
The Programme for 2013/14
The programme is split into four sections:
There are over 40 options on offer to pupils . In the early years some are compulsory and more choice is added to pupils further up the school.
The enrichment option choices for each Year Group can be read in the booklets below:
|Shells||Thirds||Fourth Year||Fifth Year||Sixth Form|
Pupils must select a balanced portfolio of academic, creative, skill and community. During the years from Shells (year 7) to Upper Sixth Form, pupils will achieve:
- 14 Academic points
- 4 Skill points
- 4 Creative points
- 4 Community points
- 6 Free options points
Points are awarded as follows
- 1 hour termly option = 1 point
- 2 hour termly option = 2 points
On completion of 32 points, pupils will receive "The King's School, Enrichment Qualification"
Enrichment Options offered for 2012/13 include
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, Greek
Sciences: Electronics, Astronomy, Drugs & Medicines, Chemistry Club, Engineering, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, CADCAM, Geology
Other Academic: Current Affairs Magazine, History of Art, Psychology, Reason & Argument, University Extension, Cipher & Logical Problems
First Aid, Sports Leadership, Success in School, Money Matters, Biodiversity, Count in Action, Cultural Cuisine, Radio Blog, Theatre Tech; Codes, Stocks & Shares, World at Work, Swimming Teachers Award, Young Enterprise, Life-Saving Award
Animation, Drama, Digital Photography, Fashion and Textiles, Creative Writing, Film Critique, iOS Band, Jewellery Making
Riding for the Disabled, Charity Shops, City Centre Project, Save the Family , Residential Homes, Pupils' own Community Project