Enrichment & Work Experience
Students are asked to complete 100 hours enrichment over the two years they spend in the Sixth Form. Enrichment can come in many forms; it can be a hobby, sport, volunteering work and/or work experience.
Here at Archbishop Blanch Sixth Form we aim to develop the whole person. Taking part in enrichment activities develops skills that prepare a student for life and the world of work. It can make a huge difference to a student’s employability prospects.
We do offer enrichment opportunities within school. We also have a strong association with the RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) and many of our students volunteer at the Royal Hospital. The majority of our students choose to help out within lessons in lower school and in particular in the Year 7 paired reading programme.
Other recent enrichment activities which have been run through the Sixth Form at Archbishop Blanch School include:
- Sutton Trust Pathways to Law
- Younf Enterprise programme
- Agent Academy programme ( working with a leading local marketing company)
- STEAM club
- Library and LRC Enrichment
- Roatery Interact Team (our charity fundraising group)
- Lower school mentoring
It is a good idea to choose an activity that will give experience within your proposed career field. Our pastoral staff and careers lead are always on hand to offer advice.
Students can carry out work experience on a weekly basis (Timetable allowing) and all Year 12 students carry out a block work experience at the end of the academic year. The work experience block is a fantastic chance to gain those all important employability skills. Students chose placements that are relevant to their chosen university course of field of work.