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Enrichment activities outside school

At CCHSG we aim to provide a challenging and stimulating education for all students to help them achieve their full potential. In addition to the curriculum subjects studied a wide range of extracurricular activities are also available at lunch times and after school. Teachers will identify additional opportunities relevant to their subject beyond the classroom so that students are able to follow up and develop further. In addition there are reputable external providers of enrichment activities; day long master classes, residential weekends and summer schools that students may want to consider.

GIFT Courses

One day master classes, weekend courses and summer schools for Years 7 to 13. There is a charge for their activities, but bursaries are available. See their website for full details. www.giftcourses.co.uk

University of East Anglia

UEA runs a range of day long and residential activities for gifted and talented students in Years 9 to 13. They include ‘Discover Days’ where students can find out more about university courses in that subject and experience university teaching (these are free of charge), Summer schools and specific enrichment activities. There is a charge for their courses, but free and subsidised places are also available. See their website for more details. www.uea.ac.uk/giftedandtalented

University College London


Excellence East

Excellence East offers a range of activity days for high ability learners throughout East Anglia in Years 7 to 9. Look at their website for more details. They also have good information for parents about high ability learners. www.excellenceeast.org.uk/home.html

Summer Schools for Year 12 students

The Sutton Trust runs summer schools at 8 locations around the UK for Year 12 students in a wide range of subjects. There is no cost for the summer schools. Students have attended these summer schools before and had an amazing enriching experience. For more information see their website www.summerschools.suttontrust.com

Oxford University- UNIQ Summer Schools

Oxford University runs different summer schools in July and August for Year 12 students. Students get to experience university life, the tutorial system, have university lectures and seminars and meet students from throughout the UK. The summer schools are completely free to attend. Applications usually open in December and close in early February. Please see www.uniq.ox.ac.uk for further information.

Villiers Park

The Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence Programme offers residential subject-specific courses for academically able A-level students. The courses are specifically designed to encourage and challenge students who are considering applying for the top universities in the UK. Previous attendees have found the experience invaluable in helping them secure and prepare for interviews for Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities. In addition, attendance on a Villiers Park course can also be counted as the residential element for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Nominations from the school are required and these must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date. For further information see  www.villierspark.org.uk/

For further information about items listed on this page, or to arrange a nomination for a Villiers Park course please contact our Lead Teacher for Extended Learning, Mrs S Pigott via spigott@cchsg.com