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 and their parents/carers may wish to consider.

External providers suitable for all students:

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.

University of East Anglia 🔗

UEA runs an online course called Future Learn: an introduction to the key skills you’ll need for your studies at university, helping you to get ahead before you start your course

University College London Masterclasses 🔗

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.

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.

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 one of these courses can also be counted as the residential element for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Interested students will need to contact Mrs S Pigott at in order for the school to make a nomination. Nominations have to be sent at the latest 8 weeks before the course date.

If you have any queries about items listed on this page please contact the Lead Teacher for Extended Learning – Mrs S Pigott: