The CLF Post 16 has a very strong philosophy for Enriched Learning, and you are encouraged to embrace every opportunity available to you during your time of study.
Subject teachers also embrace this philosophy and plan a rich calendar of opportunities that take learning outside of the classroom to embed it more strongly. Recent opportunities included the Geography students’ week-long field trip to Slapton Sands in South Devon to study coastal erosion and surveying techniques, an opportunity for Physics students to attend a seminar at Bristol University, and a visit to UWE for Health and Social Care students.
The Post 16 teaching staff also work hard to welcome visitors into the classroom too, in order to bring a different perspective or provide a link to careers in a particular field.
Alongside this, the CLF Post 16 also provides a full range of alternative qualifications to enrich the life chances of all students. Some great examples of this include:
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Education Engineering Scheme
- Sport Qualification
- Junior Netball Leader
- Level 1 Football
- Officiating Qualifications
- Level 1 Rugby
- Level 2 Food and Hygiene for Catering
- CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme
- Theory Driving Preparation Course
Another dimension to the enrichment of student learning are those that bring students together as a community such a as clubs and societies (sports, debate, film for example). Led by the students themselves, they allow those with common interests to meet together to indulge their shared interest. We encourage students to apply to set up their own clubs or societies using the application form.
Finally, there are a number of other enrichment opportunities which students may be interested in, including:
- Envision is open to all students and is an inter-school ‘Community Apprentice’ type competition. This exciting programme requires young people to develop the competencies most valued by employers.
- Micro-Tyco is a month-long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, ‘micro’ environment. Each team will receive £1 seed capital and will have 30 days to grow this into as much money as possible. At the end of November, the top performing 200 pupils will be offered a place on Deloitte’s ASPIRE work experience programme and be supported to apply for Deloitte’s BrightStart programme. 100% of the money generated by Micro-Tyco teams during the challenge is used to fund microloans across the developing world. This helps poor micro-entrepreneurs to launch businesses and work their own way out of poverty with dignity. Participants become entrepreneurs to fund entrepreneurs.