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Curriculum Enrichment

In addition to your chosen A Level subjects, we expect all students to take an additional enrichment option. This will not only help you to expand your CV or University personal statement, but each of these opportunities should bring enjoyment in their own right.

Reader Leaders: This is a nationally recognised scheme to assist younger students with their reading skills. You will receive extensive training before working with a Year 7 Longsansd Academy student. In addition, you will play a role in outreach work with local Primary schools. (1-2 hours per week.)

Community Service: This is a varied opportunity and is really for you to shape. You may wish to set up regular work experience, or to take part in an ongoing project to support a local charity or organisation. Some of you may wish to spend your time working within a subject area to assist younger students with their learning. (At least 2 hours per week.)

Young Enterprise: This is a nationally recognised scheme which enables students to experience what it’s like to set up and run a business for an academic year. Students make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the name and product to managing the finances and selling to the public at trade fairs. Teams compete against other schools in regional and national competitions. (1-2 hours per week.)

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We have a track record of excellence in this exciting University standard qualification. Students are given an individual supervisor to help them plan, research and present their findings on a challenging topic of the student’s choice. Achieving this qualification is an excellent addition to any University application as the skills gained are transferable to Undergraduate study. (1-2 hours per week.)

Core Maths: The chance to pick up an AS level in a nationally recognized enhanced Maths qualification (recommended for students who achieved a Grade 4-6 at GCSE). (4 hours per week.)

French: The chance to pick up AS/A Level French. All students will be entered for the AS examination at the end of year 1 with the possibility of continuing the subject to A level if numbers allow. (4 hours per week.)

German: The chance to pick up AS/A Level German. All students will be entered for the AS examination at the end of year 1 with the possibility of continuing the subject to A level if numbers allow. (4 hours per week.)

Football scholarship: The Scholarship programme runs alongside your other subjects; choosing this option will ensure that you will always be kept together as a ‘squad’ for training and coaching purposes. (4 hours per week, plus other elements such as gym work and fixtures.)

Maths GCSE Resit: Compulsory for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. (4 hours per week.)

English GCSE Resit: Compulsory for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in either GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature. (4 hours per week.)

Further Maths: The chance to pick up a full A level in Further Maths. (4 hours per week.)