The City Experience: opportunities to enjoy and achieve
Similar to our Additional Studies programme of after school enrichment classes and clubs offered at secondary level, our Sixth Form students are able to choose from a wide range of sports, support programmes and enrichment activities to enjoy alongside their studies. These clubs and groups provide our students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons, further develop their subject knowledge, and build a CV rich in enjoyable and relevant experiences.
Examples of our exceptional support programmes and enrichment classes include:
The academy is working in partnership with Tavistock Tutors to help prepare sixth form students for university admissions interviews. Group and individual sessions help sixth formers develop interview techniques and confidence when discussing topics that relate to their wider subjects.
The tutors have attended Oxford and Cambridge colleges as undergraduates and have an insight into the admissions and selection process of a number of colleges. Their individual subject knowledge is excellent and can help students in their academic work too.
While it is important of students to apply to Oxbridge and obtain interviews, it is even more important that the interview leads to an offer of a place.
Tavistock Tutors website can be accessed directly from the link in their logo.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
All students follow the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which provides a framework for accrediting all extra-curricular activities including internships, expeditions, voluntary work, sporting achievements and personal skills. These aspects of any sixth form student’s development are essential for their personal progression plans, whether they intend to apply to university or progress into employment.
For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award visit www.dofe.org.
The Access Project: professional tutoring
The Access Project, an educational charity working in partnership with the academy, helps pair students with volunteer professional mentors from the academy’s joint sponsors, KPMG and The City of London Corporation. The subject knowledge of our volunteer professionals plays an important part in supporting students’ progress through one-to-one tutoring.
University Support Programme (USP)
All students are offered weekly university support workshops, within their timetable, covering topics such as: bridging the gap between GCSE and A level, UCAS preparation, work experience, personal statement writing, student finance, as well as guest lectures.
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Society (MDV)
An example of one of our many extra-curricular societies offering targeted support, this includes UCAS and personal statement support, additional admissions test support, guest speakers and collaborative projects with external organisations.
Having established links with leading universities across the country, the academy is able to offer a broad programme of short courses, summer schools and masterclasses that will prepare our students for higher education and the world of work.