Enrichment options

All students have the opportunity to enrich their time at Bournside Sixth Form and enhance any application they may make to university, employment or apprenticeship.

Peer mentoring

Numerous students in the sixth form train each year to become peer mentors and work with individuals in the main school helping them with their homework and studies, and by being both a role model and friend when school life might become tough.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. Every year, our students have the opportunity to embark on this wonderfully enriching challenge. They venture to Dartmoor, Brecon, complete charity placements and have even completed expeditions in Morocco!

The Anti-bullying Ambassadors

We are committed to spreading an anti-bullying message at Bournside. A committed group of sixth form students help run this initiative and contribute to a pivotal steer group for the school. They meet once a week to plan, resource and maintain momentum for this important element of our school provision.

Subject ambassadors

Sixth form students can opt to be ambassadors in their A level subjects. This enrichment option allows them to go in to main school lessons and support the teaching, lead activities and generally inspire the next generation of sixth form students in the subjects they love.

Work placement

Students are encouraged to access an appropriate work experience placement whilst in our sixth form. This can be during a focussed work experience week, or taken as part of their personal enrichment time. They work with the careers team in the school to secure a regular work placement that can be accessed as part of their timetable.

Early applicants

This is a bespoke programme to support those students who are aspiring to apply for a course in medicine, veterinary science, Oxbridge or a university abroad. As part of this programme they will have tailored support from external and internal experts to help them with an early application to these highly competitive destinations.

Arts Award and Drama

For students who wish to pursue arts beyond sixth form. The Arts Award inspires young people to grow their art and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Every year at Bournside, the school puts on a production that runs for four nights, to sell-out crowds. These wonderful events showcase what Bournside is all about. This year we look forward to Bournside’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.

Enterprise activity

For students with business acumen or a desire to show their entrepreneurial side. This enrichment opportunity allows students to explore the world of business and economics by setting up and running a business venture.

Sport and fitness

Our sports centre offers an array of top class facilities. Students can take part in a range of competitive and noncompetitive sports and recreations as their enrichment opportunity.