Enrichment: The Discover Programme
Here at Amethyst 6th, we have ambitions for all of our students to discover who they can be and experience all and more that life can offer. As part of Sixth Form life here, enrichment plays a fundamental role in developing each and every young person and we are proud to offer such a diverse and varied range of opportunities both within and beyond our Sixth Form Centre.
The ‘Discover Programme’ encompasses all of our Sixth Form enrichment and offers all students an exciting range of non-examined activities to get involved with enabling them to develop valuable skills and qualities to help prepare them for the next stage of their lives beyond sixth form. The aim is to provide students with a broader experience than just the learning that takes place in the classroom.
They can opt to get involved in a personalised enrichment programme that adds depth to their studies subjects by taking part in activities such as field trips, workshops, national competitions or attending master classes at local universities. We are proud that the programme encompasses all areas of our curriculum and some of the courses may lead to an external accreditation.
These Opportunities Include:
- Volunteering – assisting in Amethyst Trust schools and mentoring younger students.
- Amethyst Subject Ambassadors Mentoring – academic peer mentoring to enable students to work collaboratively to achieve success
- Attending a variety of master classes at local universities
- Attending a university day at one or more of the Russell Group universities
- Representing and leading the student body through the Amethyst Prefect system and the Student Union
- Taking part in dramatic and musical productions; including the provision of technical support at these events.
- Performing as part of the school orchestra, choir, jazz or rock band.
- Playing competitive sport in the Amethyst Football Academy or the Netball team.
- Participating in sporting activities for enjoyment, to improve general fitness and well-being.
- Visiting museums, galleries and theatres.
- Working towards the Duke of Edinburgh silver or gold award.
- Attending a selection of enrichment sessions such as dance; cooking; life skills etc
- Attending and taking part in form time sessions based around a variety of subjects such as PSHE;personal development; mental health; life skills; finance and academic skills
- Leading House events across both Trust Schools
Sixth Form students have an important role to play at Amethyst 6th and are valued members of the school community. They contribute to the organisation of both Trust Schools and develop their personal skills by taking on various leadership responsibilities. For example:
- Organising school events;
- Mentoring younger students;
- Representing the student body and influencing school developments;
- Coaching students at extra-curricular sport and music clubs;
- Encouraging participation and developing team commitment through organising events such as House Arts, House Debating and a wide range of House Sporting events.