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Opportunities

Enrichment

All students are required to take part in an enrichment activity each week. We offer an exciting range to suit everybody. You will need to include this choice on your application form. 

Our Enrichment provision gives you access to a wide range of experiences and opportunities. From additional qualifications to involvement with school events, you can gain valuable skills and attributes to enhance (i) UCAS applications, (ii) CV’s, and (iii) our references sent to future employers.

All students have an opportunity to exercise leadership, and you can apply to lead in one of the following categories:

Prefecture

Becoming a prefect in Year 13, with the opportunity to lead as Head Boy or Head Girl, or a Deputy.

Student Voice

Listening to students, and helping us to make a difference.

Sixth Form Promotion

Use your skills as we visit feeder schools, host welcome events, or celebrate our Sixth Form in the media, our website or newsletters.

Mentoring

Helping younger students manage difficult situations, supporting them in learning or helping them overcome disabilities.

Sports Leader

Organising sports events and helping others in their skill development.

School Production

This fantastic annual event offers the chance to get involved with acting, dancing, set design etc.

Bar Mock

Run by the Citizenship Foundation, this is a chance to compete with other schools to fight a criminal case.

Core Maths

Level 3 qualification for students who wish to develop their practical skills, so they may apply these in work, study or everyday life.

Extended Project

This is a dissertation, investigation or artefact created from your own ideas, which attracts UCAS points.

Young Enterprise

This is offered in conjunction with Bournemouth Council and the YMCA — a Dragons Den style enterprise programme.

Work Experience Placement

Everyone in Year 12 and Year 13 should, at some point in their course, experience a work placement.

Enrichment activities have allowed me to try something new. I never thought I’d be able to teach primary school children how to play sport, now I am doing it and loving it!

Performing Arts

Our School productions have been described as “Incredible”, “West End Worthy” and “Mind Blowing”. As a Sixth Form student, you have the opportunity to get involved and immersed in the school productions- often taking on lead roles.

Whether you are a singer, dancer, actor or technician working behind the scenes – there is a role for you.

The brilliant thing is that you don’t need any prior experience to become a part of the action. One of the stand-out performances in the 2019 performance came from a Year 13 who had never been on stage before in his life!

Sport

Here at St Peter’s we are big believers in the value of both recreational and competitive sport. Every Wednesday we run Sixth Form games for students in the afternoon, where you turn up and get involved in a range of activities. We also provide the opportunity to become a part of one of the more competitive sports teams including Football (a big history of silverware!), Netball and Rugby.

In addition, ‘Sportsclub’ now runs on a Friday at the end of the day, where Sixth Form students can come along and use the sports facilities at their leisure; be it football, tennis, ultimate Frisbee and more.

Student Leadership

We pride ourselves on the leadership opportunities we afford our Year 12 and 13 students. Leadership runs throughout your Sixth Form journey, ranging from mentoring and tutoring younger students, through to the Head Prefect roles on offer.

Some typical leadership roles for students include:

  • Head and Deputy Head Prefects (Formally Head Boy/Girl role)
  • Subject Prefects
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Wellbeing
  • Media
  • Environmental
  • Chaplaincy

Our Enrichment provision gives you access to a wide range of experiences and opportunities. From additional qualifications to involvement with school events, you can gain valuable skills and attributes to enhance your UCAS applications, CV’s, and our references sent to future employers.

Tutorials

We are exceptionally proud of our Tutor programme at St Peter’s. When you join us, you express an interest in a possible post-18 direction, be it Medicine, Art and Design, Teaching, Oxbridge or Unsure of direction. From here, we get you into a tutor group with like-minded students, and an expert tutor in your particular field.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to help guide you through your application process to the relevant ‘next step’ after Sixth Form. It keeps you up to date with relevant developments in your speciality area and if you are someone who is totally unsure about post 18 options, we ensure that you are guided and supported in finding the right thing for you.  

Each week there are also assemblies and guest speakers to help inform your decisions and keep you on track for success!

Having a form tutor, who is a specialist in my pathway after Sixth Form, has really helped me out with University applications. I get to work with them every morning, which sets my day up really well.

Work Experience

As part of your Sixth Form journey, we dedicate a week in late June/early July of Year 12 for you to complete a work experience of your choice.The process involves a launch assembly from the Sixth Form team, followed by YOU taking ownership of gaining a placement in a workplace of your choosing.

Students typically approach companies/work places via email, phone calls or visits in person. We ask that parents sign a form to say they are happy with the nature of the work, and we ensure that forms are checked in good time. Your tutors will support you with writing letters/emails and we have administration support to help with paperwork should this be needed.

All that we ask is that the experience is in an appropriate and thought provoking environment, where you could potentially see yourself working in the future!

Past placements have included working at Bournemouth FC, Bournemouth Hospital, Primary schools,  a company in Germany, an English School in Spain, Accountants, Hospitality and many more exciting industries.