Enrichment Programme

SJBC Sixth Form Enrichment Programme

The purpose of enrichment is to provide our students with extended learning prospects which will enable them to further develop their life skills.

Enrichment gives the students opportunity to study concepts with great depth, which means all students can pursue their own areas of interests and strengths whilst incorporating the principles of respect, understanding, affection and humour (RUAH), where positive relationships are created within the school community amongst adults and students alike.

Below is a list of what SJBC Sixth form enrichment programme offers and how this fit in with our school community and life in the sixth form.

Start Profile

It is compulsory for all sixth form students to sign up to Start Profile. It is a careers education platform that supports students in researching the next steps.  

Start profile ( www.startprofile.com)  will ensure that sixth form students;

  • develop a deeper understanding of their progression and careers preferences. 
  • research and compare the options available
  • make decision based on personal suitability and the availability of options.
  • prepare for future employment
  • create and refine their personal profile
  • demonstrate the application of their skills
  • build information that can support with personal statements
  • research universities and apprenticeships options

All students are expected to use this platform as a working action plan at least  one hour+ per week.

Adopt a teacher programme

This programme helps sixth form students to develop their leadership, organisational and communication skills.  It enables students to further promote and embed the RUAH ethos by supporting the younger community in need of additional support.

Each student will be assigned to a key stage 3 or 4 student in a class setting once a week, empowering the community cohesion and creating role models.

Reading Club

All students will be required to support our local primary school children.

All students understand that supporting and developing every child’s passion for reading is vital.

SJBC sixth form students will encourage all children to read different types of books to develop their reading skills, expand their knowledge and be inspired. This will enable all children to read for pleasure and engage with an array of literature.

Royal Voluntary Service

Volunteer your talent 

Volunteering is a great way for our students to use their skills and talents to help others and can benefit our sixth form students in the following ways.

Volunteering will also be able to build the confidence of each student.

Volunteering is a great way to get work experience: get a head start in the jobs market while you’re still studying and help your CV stand out from the crowd.

Students can learn new skills that will help you in both your professional and personal life.

Student will be able to meet new people and expand their social horizons.

Students will be able to get a well-earned break from their studies once or twice a week by doing something worthwhile.

Future/online Courses

We encourage our students to read around the subjects they study and develop a passion by completing short free courses and engage in academic reading.

St John Bosco College are advocates of extra study and believe that this can help students make progress in their subjects and provide useful evidence for UCAS, Apprenticeships and job applications.

Below are a variety of free course ( this is not an exhaustive list and students should further research all free course by clicking on the link https://www.futurelearn.com/courses)

Biology

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Everyday-chemistry

Computer Science

Programming-102-think-like-a-computer-scientist

Geography

TIpping-points-climate-change-and-society

Government & Politics

Peterloo-to-the-pankhursts-radicalism-and-reform-in-the-nineteenth century

History

The-tudors
Herny VII The Winter King  
Smart History  

Philosophy & Ethics

Governing-religion-european-challenges-and-asian-approaches

Physics

The-science-of-nuclear-energy

Tech IT

Digital-skills-digital-marketing

Extra-Curricular

Sports Hall

The sports hall is available to all sixth form students after-school on Thursday and Fridays.

The students have access to;

Basketball

Badminton

Dodgeball

Football

Netball

Tennis

Let's Discuss

Every Wednesday students can watch a documentary and debate the content with other students.  Debating helps the students to become critical thinkers, articulate their view, expand their world view, become socially conscious and boost confidence.  

Documentaries cover a range of topic areas linked to cross curriculum subjects.

SJBC Alumni

SJBC Alumni are ex students who are happy to support our sixth formers in areas they feel that further development is required.

The support our alumni offer is tutoring, mentoring and motivational talks.  

For further information please make a booking through student services - Miss D Parrott