Sixth Form Enrichment, Oxbridge & EPQ

Sixth Form Enrichment, Oxbridge & EPQ

Enrichment is a time set aside each week to broaden your general knowledge and prepare you for University applications and life beyond school. For the first time at Ewell Castle you will also be involved in the MUN (Model United Nations).

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

In the Lower Sixth we have a structured course of skills based sessions that improve study and life skills whilst also providing sufficient taught elements of the EPQ for those students who wish to or need to continue with that qualification in the Upper Sixth. There are also interesting trips and visits as well as speakers from a range of backgrounds.

In the Upper Sixth you will enjoy a varied mix of speakers and visits, which stimulate the critical and evaluative faculties, whilst also providing time for application to, and preparation for future careers and higher education. The Extended Project Qualification is an opportunity for you to learn and develop a number of personal and study skills.  Students have to select a topic to study and then produce a project equivalent to 3-5,000 words having carried out research into their chosen topic. The student will then have to make a presentation detailing the outcomes of their project. This qualification is equivalent to an AS level and will allow you to develop the research and study skills vital for Higher Education.

The MUN (Model United Nations)

Each year the whole Sixth Form will participate in Model United Nation conferences.  The Model UN engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. You will have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current General Assembly committees.

There will be one conference held each half term during Enrichment with the possibility of attending and competing in conferences both in other parts of the UK and abroad.  Each conference will be led by the President of the MUN. The prestigious position of President will also be involved in the organisation and delivery of Enrichment throughout the year. MUN is regarded extremely highly by Oxbridge, Russell Group and American Universities.


Oxbridge and Medical Sciences

Ewell Castle Sixth Form offers a bespoke programme for students wishing to apply to Oxbridge along with those wanting to study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Law. Those students hoping to pursue these paths have a weekly class focusing on critical thinking. This dedicated course and support for these students will also involve bespoke interview practice involving many members of staff as well as experts brought in to prepare them. The support and preparation are an excellent opportunity for these students to learn higher level thinking skills and really hone their interview techniques. This year, we have 18 students on this course. 


Sixth Form Enrichment

The Sixth Form Team organise a varied weekly enrichment programme for Year 12 and Year 13 students.  Below is a sample from the 2019-20 programme.

05/09/2019 Bonding Activities/Expectations
12/09/2019 Escape Room London - Team building day
19/09/2019 Year 12 ALIS Test, Year 13 Ex students visit, UCAS Oxbridge and medic mentoring, Winchester University personal statement reviews
26/09/2019 Committee presentation and sign up: Model United Nations, Great Debate, Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold, Social and Charitable Works Committees, The Reviewer, Young Reporter
03/10/2019 Masai Mara speaker and speaker from Bioninformatics
10/10/2019 Know Yourself workshop, UCAS updates
17/10/2019 The Great Debate - This House believes that the UK is moving closer to being a Fascist State
24/10/2019 HALF TERM
31/10/2019 HALF TERM
07/11/2019 Year 12 Safe Drive Stay Alive, Year 13 Yoga (health and wellbeing)
14/11/2019 'Elevate' Study Session - Time Management
21/11/2019 Model United Nations Presentation
28/11/2019 Model United Nations Presentation
05/12/2019 Body Image Presentation
12/12/2019 Christmas Quiz and Board Games
09/01/2020 Year 12 Careers Interviews, Year 13 Mock Exams
16/01/2020 Drugs: In Dan's Name
23/01/2020 Amnesty International Workshop
30/01/2020 Enterprise - Preparation Bidding
06/02/2020 Enterprise - Presentation of Adverts
13/02/2020 Enterprise - Presentation and Judging
20/02/2020 HALF TERM
27/02/2020 The Great Debate: topic tbc
05/03/2020 Careers Speed Networking Carousel
12/03/2020 Mental Health Nurse visit
19/03/2020 'Elevate' Study Session - Memory and Mnemonics
26/03/2020 Model United Nations Presentation
02/04/2020 Model United Nations Presentation