At Hinchingbrooke we believe that all of our students should extend and develop their skills beyond so that they are ready to take their place in the world. The happiest and most succesful students are those who are occupied and have a busy schedule. To this end, we run an extensive enrichment curriculum and even in 2020, there is still lots to of opportunities to immerse yourself in
We expect all Year 12 students to take part in the Enrichment Programme on a Wednesday afternoon. They sign up for 5 different activities (this year we are running a'Financial Know-how'); Politics, Law and Debating; MOOCs, Yoga and sports options) which run for the course of the year. Next year we hope to extend this to include volunteering in the local community and mentoring students in Key Stages 3 and 4. During the Wednesday afternoon slot, students can also undertake work experience.
Each term our Sixth Formers attend lectures that are delivered by local employers, business leaders and university researchers whose visits are designed to enhance our students' core studies. Speakers cover a diverse range of topics and are from a range of disciplines. See some of our past talks/events under the Sixth Form News page. We also have a strong programme of wellbeing talks along with careers and UCAS information talks and conferences.
The 'Developing Character Diploma'
Sixth form students at Hinchingbrooke School are expected to make a contribution to the life of the school through the Developing Character Diploma. This entails committing a minimum of 24 hours during Year 12 to either community work (Hinchingbrooke or the wider community), physical activity or service to the school. Students can complete their hours through a host of ways such as:
· Service to subject departments in curriculum time
· Service to subject departments in extra curricular activity
· Mentoring younger students
· Service to Hinchingbrooke House and grounds
· Service in the community
· Training to represent Hinchingbrooke School in sporting activity
We are extremely lucky at Hinchingbrooke to benefit from first class sports and performing arts facilities, which are the envy of all local schools. Every year students can participate in music performances, dance and drama shows, as well as sporting fixtures. In addition, many departments run societies which stretch and challenge our students (Sixth Form Psychology; the Hinchingbrooke Law Society; The Sixth Form Newspaper).