Why Do We Have a Curriculum Enrichment Programme?
At Stratford Girls' Grammar School we offer our Sixth Form students the opportunity to partake in a variety of different enrichment opportunities. These provide valuable learning experiences outside of their academic studies broadening their skill sets and interests.
As well as promoting independence, the Curriculum Enrichment Programme benefits the students in many different ways, depending on the activities chosen. It may develop interpersonal skills through working as part of a team and provide opportunities to build leadership skills as well as improving their confidence and self-esteem. Enrichment also gives the girls a fun break from the demands of their subjects whilst still offering them a challenge and being a productive use of their time. Furthermore, Enrichment gives the girls a valuable experience that acts as a platform to elevate them into the competitive world of universities and employment.
In addition, Sixth Form students are invited to contribute, lead or participate in a wide range of school activities and clubs, details of which can be found at the bottom of this page.
How It Works
One double period per week is timetables specifically for Curriculum Enrichment and the majority of activities are student-led. Students choose from a range of different options which last either for a term, such as Sport & Wellbeing, Food & Nutrition or Art for Mindfulness, or for the whole year such as The Elite Netball Academy, Young Enterprise, Work Experience or EPQ (for those students who do Core or Further Maths). If choosing a term-long course, students will have to choose 3 options throughout the year: Perhaps 2 terms of Sport & Wellbeing and 1 for Art of Mindfulness. Or one term of Sport & Wellbeing, Food & Nutrition and Art for Mindfulness.
We would expect Work Experience placements to start in earnest from January, so if that a chosen option, students will need to look for a short term option for the autumn term.
The aim is to give students freedom of choice across a range of potential options. Years 12 and 13 partake in Curricular Enrichment together as a whole Sixth Form.
In addition to these formal sessions, students also have the opportunity to take advantage of wider enrichment options held over lunchtimes or after school. These may be one-off talks from outside speakers or year-long clubs like Amnesty International. As any of these activities involve the wider school, these present additional leadership opportunities for Sixth Form students.
In early September, the SGGS Enrichment Fair offers all Sixth Form students the chance to visit a variety of different stands which showcase all of the activities available for both Curricular Enrichment and also wider enrichment opportunities. This is the students' chance to ask any questions and find out more details. We encourage students to approach the fair with an open mind and talk to as many different stands as possible. Afterwards, they make their choices, before formal Curriculum Enrichment begins two weeks later.
Autumn Term School Clubs and Activities