Super-Curricular (Included with Premium Package)
Our super-curricular learning programmes seek to develop and extend a student’s love of learning. They encourage students to build on areas of interest as well as exploring entirely new areas of learning. Our Premium Package includes up to 24 hours of super-curricular sessions throughout the year.
They are a chance for your child to join a small group of similar aged students and each term the focus will be on a different topic (incorporating aspects of critical thinking, current affairs, politics or financial literacy). Outside of these sessions, children will be set reading and optional research to enhance their understanding and discussions in the sessions.
Example super-curricular topics:
The Power of Statistics: Inspired by "factfulness" by Hans Rosling. A course aimed at teaching students how to use statistics effectively to inform their views, and simultaneously how to spot the misuse of statistics that pervades modern society.
The Physics of Music (and The Music of Physics) - A course exploring the intimate connection between Physics and Music. Answering questions such as; why does an octave contain 8 notes? How does a synthesiser work? And why is an atom like a tiny guitar?
What makes relativity "special" - A crash course in the mind boggling world of special relativity. How your clock and ruler have been lying to you all along.
Financial Literacy - Financial matters have always played an important role in life, but technological change has increasingly been exposing young people to financial decisions earlier and in a way that is different to previous generations. It is therefore even more vital now that they are equipped and prepared for the financial realities after they leave school. This programme will explore how life will look after school and what that means for their finances. Students will develop their knowledge and skills on how to effectively manage their money, learn about saving, investing, borrowing and also how to protect themselves as consumers.
Introduction to Philosophy - exploring, investigating and discussing topics chosen by the students.
History's Pivotal Moments: Renaissance, Reformation & Revolution - exploring pivotal historical events to evaluate how far they transformed the world we live in. Students will deepen their historical knowledge and develop their analytical skills, working directly with historical primary sources. Students will also be encouraged to interrogate the arguments of historians, some of whom see history as a series of big events and others who emphasise slow but significant long-term change.