Enrichment Curriculum at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley
Employers and Higher Education institutions are increasingly looking for more than just excellent grades from prospective students. We aim to give our students a fulfilling and broad academic experience whilst developing personal and life skills that will help them in their future progression plans. We have developed an innovative Enrichment Curriculum wherein students are able to choose from a range of courses and develop personal skills via modules. These Courses and Modules enhance students’ CVs, giving them essential skills and experiences for whatever career or education path they choose. Students are timetabled five periods a fortnight in which to do these Courses and Modules. This is in addition to the wide range of extra-curricular and extension opportunities available at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.
The Courses currently being offered are:
- Extended Project Qualification – a research-based A Level which develops students’ independent study and research skills whilst giving them the opportunity to deepen their understanding and appreciation of a subject they currently study or wish to study at University.
- Core Maths – a Level 3 Maths qualification for students who want to go beyond GCSE level without taking on the challenge of A level Maths or for students whose other A level courses require a higher level of mathematical skill e.g. Chemistry, Biology or Psychology.
- F1 in School Engineering – this non-accredited course is given course status due to the commitment and length of study necessary to complete. In partnership with Formula One, students design and build a prototype Formula 1 car.
- Creative Writing (PHGS accredited) – a course which develops students’ ability to analyse, critique and write a range of texts in varying styles.
- Psychology (GCSE) – an exam-based course which allows students to gain an understanding of how the mind develops and to develop their analytical and debating skills.
The Enrichment Modules currently offered include British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, Volunteering, Debating, Yoga, Public Speaking and Presenting, Knitting, Film Production and First Aid.
Students will have the invaluable benefit of being able to enhance their CV or personal statement and make it stand out. Although universities usually do not formally recognise the extra courses when offering places, an increasing number will give reduced offers in light of a good grade in the EPQ. The skills developed in some enrichment courses also enhance attainment in other subjects.
How to apply
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