Sixth Form Enrichment, Oxbridge & EPQ

Sixth Form Enrichment, Oxbridge & EPQ

Enrichment sessions are planned and designed by our Heads of Sixth Form and Careers Advisor. Two hours every Friday afternoon are set aside to broaden our Sixth Form students’ general knowledge and prepare them for university life, university applications and working life beyond school.  Below is an example of our 2021-22 programme.

9/3/2021 Induction Carousel - introductions, icebreakers, school expectations and group business task (Year 12)
9/9/2021 Outward bound Team Building Day                                                                                                          
9/10/2021 "Freshers' Fair": Clubs and Societies - presentations and sign ups
17/9/2021 UCAS Personal Statement Workshop and 'clinic' (Year 13)
24/9/2021 Great Debate:  This house believes that….
1/10/2021 Networking and searching for opportunities 
5/10/2021 PHSE Day : Nutrition Guru and follow up/ Understanding the Covid-19 pandemic through cartoons/ PHSE Day : County Lines video and worksheet (Crimestoppers)
8/10/2021 Perspective on US Politics inc climate change and forest fires      (Mark Chaney live-streamed from USA)
5/11/2021 Model United Nations prep: motion presented & teams allocated (Year 12) / Climate Change Debate to mark COP26 in Glasgow (Year 13)
12/11/2021 Model United Nations prep: motion debated
19/11/2021 Road Safety -  Safe Drive Stay Alive film (Year 12) / Interview Techniques - Careers & HE Activity (Year 13)                       
3/12/2021 The Art of Political cartoon drawing 
10/11/2021 The Great Debate - Xmas special - Staff vs Students  This House believes that  …...            
7/1/2022 Year 12 Design a student bedroom 
14/01/2022 Plastic recycling (Year 12) / Mock Trial - led by Yr 13 Law applicants
21/01/2022 Dame Professor Alison Peacock (Year 12) / Holocaust Memorial Day Workshop from Generation2Generation (Seymour Kelly)
28/01/2022 Model United Nations prep: motion presented & teams allocated (Year 12) / Enterprise Week Preparation - bids and planning (Year 13)
4/2/2022 Model United Nations prep: motion debated (Year 12) / Enterprise Week Preparation - marketing & film making (Year 13)
11/2/2022 Enterprise Week Preparation - marketing & film making (Year 12) / Enterprise Week Final Presentations -  with results and awards (Year 13)
25/02/2022 Enterprise Week Final Presentations - with results and awards (Year 12) / Model United Nations prep: motion presented & teams allocated (Year 13)
3/3/2022 Enterprise Week Final Presentations -  with results and awards (Year 12) / Model United Nations prep: motion debated (Year 13)
11/3/2022 Speed Networking Carousel (National Careers Week)
18/03/2022 Drugs Awareness from Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation
25/03/2022 The Great Debate
22/04/2022 Body Image talk with slides (Laura Dodsworth) 
29/04/2022 Leaving Home Skills  #1 - Cookery Demonstrations
6/5/2022 Leaving Home Skills  #2 - Student budgeting workshop with  CV & jobs
13/05/2022 Leaving Home Skills  #3 - Gap Year talk
20/05/2022 Entrepreneurship workshop (Jonathan Campbell-Slaughter)
6/10/2022 Preparing for UCAS talk (Royal Holloway University of London) (Year 12)
17/06/2022 Registering for UCAS and starting applications  as a  group (Year 12)

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 several debates held during Enrichment throughout the year.  Each debate or 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. 

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.