• D6 Enrichment

Tutorial Programme & Enrichment

Providing opportunities for all our students to ‘stand out.’

Since September 2016 Didcot Sixth Form has been running a flagship programme aimed entirely at enriching our students’ experience, and providing them with valuable learning opportunities outside the classroom.

The primary aim of Didcot Sixth Form is outstanding teaching leading to excellent grades, but we want the sixth form to be about more than this. Indeed, good grades, although hugely important, are not always enough to set students apart when it comes to interviews and applications; whatever our students want to do after school, we want them to stand out from the crowd and be noticed.

Students now have two dedicated ‘enrichment’ hours on a Wednesday afternoon, enabling us to develop a bespoke

programme aimed at supporting them to do just this. The first six weeks of the programme focus on independent learning, oracy and articulation, during which we aim to help our students develop skills that can be used beyond the sixth form classroom.

From then on we encourage students to get involved in a range of clubs and societies including: Debate and Public Speaking; Performing Arts; the Literary Society; the School Newspaper; Medicine; Engineering; Sport; and Science. These societies are all student-led and supported by dedicated enrichment staff. In addition to societies in school, we also aim to bring a range of outside speakers from local universities, organisations and businesses, including the leading science centres at Harwell and Culham. We offer extensive guidance including careers, finance,well-being, first aid and much more, along with trips to theatres,science institutions, external lectures, and museums.

We have close links with several colleges at Oxford University and offer an interview training programme designed to support our students who wish to apply for Oxbridge. However, we think it is important to support all our students as they look to make the next step, be it applying to university, a job, an apprenticeship or something else entirely. We celebrate the variety within our students and aim to encourage it.

We want our students to aspire to be leaders in whatever they

The Tutorial Programme 

All students are required to attend daily Student Guidance Time with their tutor, who is there to support and mentor the students in their tutor group. The tutor leads on academic mentoring and a tutorial programme, an important part of Didcot Sixth Form, which looks at such things current affairs, values and personal well-being.