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.
|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|
|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 dsmfoundation.org.uk|
|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|
|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|