Student Life: The Discover Programme

  • At Amethyst 6th, all students are expected and fully supported to participate in enrichment activities. Enrichment develops the whole being and helps you learn new things about yourself, as well as learning and developing new skills and qualities valued by employers which will help to boost your CV and UCAS application. Above all, it allows you to experience life at its fullest. Most of these will take place outside of lesson time, but some are directly linked to your subjects such as work experience and practical activities.
  • To fully support you with enrichment, as part of the ‘Discover Programme’ we offer an exclusive enrichment timetable and form time enrichment programme. We offer a wide variety of different enrichment experiences. 

Breakfast Study Socials:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and here at sixth form we want to help you start your day right whilst giving you support academically and pastorally. Every morning, breakfast is offered completely free of charge and sixth form teachers and leaders are on hand to have an informal chat with you or give you any support you may need. 

Amethyst Discover Programme 2019/20


Careers Programme

12& 13: A series of activities through various careers platforms will be used for students to complete and record progress.

The focus will be on exploring post-18 course choices, universities, apprenticeships.


13: UCAS and post-18 destinations applications programme


Academic Skills Programme

AA series of activities, workshops and tasks designed to support students in all aspects of academic writing and study.

Topics include:

-Academic writing

-Critical thinking

-Effective note making


-Time management and organisation



A varied assembly programme that are themed on:

-Raising aspirations; future planning and academic skills

-‘This is my life’ assemblies delivered by inspirational staff

-Personal character development and citizenship

-Mental health support


Future Learn Course Programme

A programme designed to support wider reading and research across a variety of different areas.

Through ‘FutureLearn’ students will choose and complete a selection of courses of their own choosing.

The diverse range offered includes:  The Biology of Bugs, Brains and Beasts; Developing Digital Skills; Creative Problem Solving…


Personal Character Development & Life Skills Programme

A programme designed to develop and build each student’s personal character.

Through a series of activities and events, students will explore citizenship, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural provision and crucial life skills.

Students will study the ‘Money Sense’ course alongside this.

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