Our Enrichment Offer

Enrichment is the jewel in the crown at Didcot Sixth Form. It helps support your journey towards post-A level destinations: university, apprenticeship, or work. Our suite of enrichment opportunities encourages our engaged, passionate students to build skills and explore interests in depth during the two dedicated ‘enrichment’ hours on a Wednesday afternoon. DSF’s diverse academic support programmes complement the extensive range of clubs and societies.

We aim to add to your tool kit of skills so that on leaving sixth form you feel able to make a real difference to the world and have a genuine desire to change the world for the better.

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 classroom. This programme happily segues for some students into the Extended Project Qualification which is worth half an A-Level.

We view all members of the sixth form as leaders, treating them like the young adults they are, but a smaller group (elected by their peers alongside an interview) forms the Sixth Form Executive. This group works closely with the Sixth Form Leadership Team to help promote the activities of DSF.

We have a culture of inclusion and participation and, for this reason, expect every Year 12 student to attend a society and participate in the leadership hour.

Enrichment comprises:

  • Visiting Speaker Series from inspiring individuals who have effected change. Over the past few years, we have received visits from politicians (ex-Speaker of the Commons John Bercow), journalists (BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz) and facilitated sessions on careers, finance, wellbeing, first aid, and personal safety
  • An Autumn, Spring and Summer concert every year
  • An annual culture evening, celebrating the cultural diversity of our sixth-form community
  • A student-led sports day on the final day if term, in which every member of Year 12 participates
  • A range of student-led societies, including Medical Sciences society, board games society, politics society, oracy society, and News Reporting Society
  • Our sports offer: squash, tennis, basketball, badminton, rugby, swimming, football, and netball
  • Our extra-curricular musical offer, including Sixth Form Band, RET Orchestra, vocal group
  • Qualifications: Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award,
  • Opportunities for leadership roles within the sixth form, including formal roles as part of the Sixth Form Executive
  • Our Relationships and Sexuality Education programme, delivered by the School of Sexuality Education
  • The Leadership Hour, where all students in Year 12 are expected to volunteer on programmes for an hour per week in our wider school community
  • Explore creative problem solving, critical thinking and entrepreneurship through the Business Mentoring Programme and Careers Programme
  • Exciting trips to contextualise learning and broaden horizons.
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