• D6 Enrichment

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Offer

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.

Students have two dedicated ‘enrichment’ hours on a Wednesday afternoon, enabling us to develop a bespoke programme. The first six weeks of the programme focus on an advanced induction to independent learning and study skills, during which we aim to help our students develop skills that can be used in and beyond the sixth form classroom.

At the same time, we encourage students to get involved in a range of clubs and societies. The range of student-run clubs is vast: Squash Club, Basketball Club, a range of musical ensembles, Debate and Public Speaking Club, Publications Society – even a Conspiracy Theory Club!

These run alongside a range of student-led academic societies, including (but not limited to) Maths Society, Literary Society, Medicine Society and Philosophy Society. These societies are all student-led and supported by dedicated enrichment staff, with a view to preparing students for joining university-level academic communities and enhancing their prospects of successful university admission.

From January onwards, we run our visiting speaker programme, which has been enormously popular – over the past year, we have received visits from politicians (ex-Speaker of the Commons John Bercow), journalists (BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz) and alongside sessions on careers, finance, wellbeing, first aid and personal safety.