Enrichment & experience 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Oldfield Sixth Form Experience
Sixth Form life is about so much more than just attending your lessons. Here at Oldfield School we believe that enrichment events and opportunities will make our students more rounded learners, more engaged with the wider community and ensure that their time here in our Sixth Form is one they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
Trips for the Sixth Form
Each year, we will be running three Sixth Form trips that will be open to students in both Year 12 and 13. The aim of these trips is to broaden our students’ cultural and educational horizons and forge a strong group ethos throughout the Sixth Form.
Term 1: A trip to London – An exciting day where Sixth Formers can get to know each other better and experience the cultural delights of our capital city. This year, we will be visiting the world renowned Natural History Museum during the day and, in the evening, going to see the award winning musical Wicked.
Term 3: Rome – For four days, students experience the beauty and history of one of Europe’s greatest cities. An exciting journey where students will be able to see the very cradle of our civilisation.
Beyond these, many subjects offer their won exciting extra-curricular opportunities, whether this is representing the school at a sporting event or going to Russia on a History trip.