Upper School Enrichment
Within the Upper School we believe that education is more than just mastering the curriculum and external public examinations, it’s also about activities that extend children’s learning through new experiences and opportunities.
Activities like this are known as enrichment, and are an important part of your child’s education, giving them new experiences, extending their learning, and making school life more manageable.
All children benefit from enrichment. It allows them to look at subjects in more depth and give them opportunities to explore and use their imagination.
Enrichment helps provide children with a rounded, culturally rich education through activities that enhance their learning. It gives children opportunities to try new and varied activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but that develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals. It helps to teach life skills that benefit children beyond the classroom and can develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.
Research by the ‘Education Endowment Foundation’ has also found a link between enrichment and higher attainment in reading and maths. Although there’s no statutory requirement for schools to provide enrichment opportunities, we believe this allows our students to become more confident and well-rounded individuals within a community.
Some of the enrichment opportunities offered to students within the Upper School throughout the academic year are shown below.
à vos marques, prêt, feu! (ready, steady, go!)
Need a boost or some challenge to prepare for your French GCSE? We have a range of strategies to support you in achieving your best possible outcomes in next summer’s French exams. To be successful, you must be preparing for these exams NOW.
“Little and often” now will build your knowledge, increase your confidence, and reduce stress. We strongly advise you to:
Learn your French vocabulary regularly (clickety click)
- Practise questions for your speaking exam “little but often”
- Practise Listening skills independently (Listening booklet – MP3s available on school VLE)
- Complete all homework as set on Insight
- Create and follow your own revision timetable and track your progress
- Attend French Period 6 (Thursdays 3.15 – 4.15pm in EG4)
Period 6 Sessions will be focused on addressing areas of weakness identified in lessons, mock exams, building exam technique and revising content from the KS4 French curriculum. Please do not hesitate to ask for specific revision topics you are struggling with, Period 6 is the best place and time to ask for clarification and help if you’re unsure about anything in French language.