At English Martyrs' Sixth Form our Enrichment Programme is designed to help students develop the widest possible range of skills, to be able to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. The programme is built around volunteering through VINSPIRE.
The enrichment programme is available to all students and offers Sixth Formers the opportunity to involve themselves in extra-curricular activities beyond the classroom. All students are expected to opt for a number of enrichment activities over the course of the two years.
You may choose to apply for one of the Senior posts available and on your appointment you become a member of the Senior Student Leadership Team. These posts give you the opportunity to be active leaders and decision makers in the school community as well as giving you a sense of worth as you give something back to the school
We want you, our Sixth Formers, to seize this opportunity and to fully explore your potential, developing confidence and personal skills such as leadership, team work and independence. This could be in PE through our sports teams, work shadowing, extended project portfolios, becoming involved in the production of the Sixth Form Student Newsletter, supporting younger students both inside and outside of school, involvement in school drama productions, or through leadership development projects, social justice and opportunities to grow in and share faith.
By being fully involved, you should leave the Sixth Form as a confident and independent young adults, equipped and ready for the challenges ahead.
As a Catholic School we always have the notion of service in our hearts. All Sixth Formers have the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of charitable projects, at home and overseas.
In the first term of Year 12, a number of students follow a programme of study skills which will prepare you more appropriately for Higher Education, as well as giving you the impetus to undertake an AS qualification in 'Extended Project'. This will be tailored by you around a subject in which you are personally interested, and would like to research further. In addition to this there will be a comprehensive programme of work with De Monfort and Leicester Universities on all aspects of Higher Education, with specific focus on course choices, accommodation and finance.
In the second term there will be a wide and varied range of presentations from outside agencies, offering you a perspective on the world outside of education.
In the third term, a comprehensive work shadowing programme will be offered; you will also be given dedicated time to develop further your Extended Project portfolio before submission in July. Equally, there will be opportunities to participate in events such as the Higher Education Conference, London, New York and Venice Trips, the debating society and visits arranged by a number of departments including History, English, Geography, Modern Languages, Media and Drama. There will also be a chance to take a leading role in many of the events taking place during the 'Arts Festival'.
If you have ideas you would like to explore through the enrichment programme, please do express them.
The whole school is now engaged in a wonderful e-praise programme. Sixth Form students should benefit from this with a number of exciting rewards on offer.