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Learning with truth and love

Enrichment and Personal Development

"Teachers know students well and provide pastoral support to meet students’ individual needs. A bespoke study programme is organised for each student"

                                                                                             Ofsted 

As a Sixth Form student at The King’s, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities. These are provided to ensure that you leave The King’s with more than just an excellent grade profile. The enrichment programme is designed to help you stand out from the crowd and become fully equipped for life after Sixth Form. The activities we offer allow you to gain new skills, develop your existing skills and help you to take part in a range of activities that you ordinarily, wouldn’t have tried before.

 

 

Stand out from the crowd

 

When writing your CV or personal statement, you need to be able to talk about more than just your academic achievement.

 

Key skills that both universities and employers are looking for include:

 

  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Self esteem
  • Self confidence
  • Motivation
  • Organisation
  • Determination

 

The King’s enrichment programme enables you to gain a range of skills. Whether you choose to support teaching staff in one of your subject areas, learn how to save lives on a First Aid course, or be the voice of your peers as part of the Student Council, you are undoubtedly going to add to your skills set and enhance your career chances in later life.

 

“68% OF UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENTS SAY REGULAR ENRICHMENT ADDS VALUE TO A PERSONAL STATEMENT.”

 

A tweet from Tim Peake, the British astronaut living and working on board the International Space Station for six months, summed up perfectly the need for both character skills and work experience. He wrote:

 

 

The list below shows what employers and universities consider to be the most important enrichment activities. These are all available at The King’s Sixth Form:

 

  1. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)
  2. Work experience
  3. Community activities (voluntary service)
  4. Young Enterprise
  5. NCS – National Citizen Service
  6. Additional qualifications

 

 

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