In addition to excellent academic teaching at A level, the Greenshaw Sixth Form offers an exceptional enrichment curriculum. Students are actively supported and encouraged to develop a wide range of skills such as leadership, independence, initiative, critical thinking and teamwork, preparing them for their next steps in the world of further education or employment.
Whether choosing to take part in Stock Market challenge (where students are supported by a business mentor), learning how to programme using Python, taking on a project in science in order to gain a Crest Award certificate, or gaining an insight into the world of healthcare professionals with external providers as part of the Medics and Healthcare Society, enrichment at Greenshaw provides the opportunity.
Our enrichment programme is enhanced by Wednesday afternoon sports sessions in which sixth form students can participate in a variety of sports, where no prior experience is required and external coaches have been hired to work with our students. Although basketball, netball and football seem the most popular, often resulting in student-staff matches during the year, also on offer are dance classes, table tennis and use of the fitness suite. Our enrichment programme also offers students the scope to start up their own activity.
Opportunities to attend university taster days, summer schools and lectures are made available each week via Route to Success and students are encouraged to attend these.
There is also an extensive programme of educational visits offered to students that includes field trips for geography and biology. Trips to museums, art galleries and the theatre enhance students’ learning. Visiting experts such as lawyers, scientists and journalists bring their knowledge of careers and employment into the classroom.
The school has a challenging expedition programme, where teams of students work together to plan and fund-raise for challenges on other continents. Recent expeditions to Zambia, Nepal, Honduras, Ecuador, Morocco, Borneo, Peru and Tanzania have given students opportunities to meet people across the globe and understand the issues facing them.