Sixth Form: Electives & Enrichment

Our Electives Programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and competencies which will support your personal development and help facilitate your progression into Higher Education or employment.

We have further expanded our Post-16 Team so that we can now offer a broad range of meaningful enrichment experiences, all of which have an intrinsic value and will help you to develop important skills.

When you join the Sixth Form you will be put into a tutor group which will meet each day. Your tutor will provide individual support and guidance as you settle into the routines of being a Sixth Former at Hazel Grove Sixth Form, as well as helping you to choose your electives options.

Our Enrichment Programme, which all students follow for at least two hours a week, provides a range of diverse academic, workplace and community-based experiences.

 

Sixth Form Trips

In the first term we aim to run a residential trip. All students will take part in a range of team building activities. Also throughout the year subject departments will run trips to art galleries and businesses. There will be geographical field studies and politics visit to Westminister plus much more. We will also be running international Sixth Form trip opportunities, including visits to Paris and New York.

Students will build an electives curriculum in addition to their A Level subject choices. They will select from the following electives options:

  • Model United Nations
  • Oxbridge and Competitive University Entry
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Medics
  • Yoga and Relaxation
  • Dance Sessions and Choreography
  • Voice
  • Business Enterprise
  • Self Defence
  • First Aid training (St John Ambulance)
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Reading with the Resource Base
  • Tomorrow’s teachers
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Managing money

 

In addition, students will enrich their curriculum with a variety of possible choices including:

  • Sport for All
  • Mentoring
  • Volunteering
  • Charity events
  • Work experience
  • Subject specific trips, including New York

…..together with a host of other possibilities offered within each subject area each year.

 

The Cornerstones of the Laurus Trust: Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Competition and Physical Endeavour and Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric.

Students have opportunities to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, often as part of ‘The Edge’ programme every fortnight.

A high priority for leaders is that students contribute to the school and wider community, for example by volunteering at a local primary school.

- Ofsted