Above and Beyond the Taught Curriculum
The Warriner Sixth Form Enrichment Programme is an integral part of each student’s studies, providing all our young people with a wealth of skills to take forward into the future. We work to develop the hard and soft skills that will be important to our students when they leave us after completing their studies.
Soft skills are personal attributes that influence how well we can work or interact with others. These skills make it easier to form relationships with people, create trust and dependability, and hopefully encourage our students to be the leaders of the future.
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
The EPQ offers students the opportunity to develop higher level skills in both research and essay writing, sought after by both universities and employers alike. The project title is at the discretion of the individual student and allows for the pursuit of a personal area of interest or subject specialism relevant to future career choices or study. The final project can take the form of either a 5000 word essay or, an artefact supported by a 1500 essay and is submitted in Year 12 alongside a formal presentation. Once completed, the EPQ is worth a maximum of 28 UCAS points.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Sixth Form students are encouraged to take part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This is a nationally recognised award that is highly valued by universities and employers.
All of our Year 12 students will take part in some form of community service as part of their weekly programme. We look to our Sixth Form students to act as role models for the school. Students may take on the mentoring of younger students (students receive training to do this), support younger learners in lessons, run a club in the lower school or complete community projects.
Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles by running clubs, organising charity events or leading initiatives through the year.
We are happy to support students with work experience on an individual basis. For example, we encourage students that wish to become vets or doctors to work in surgeries or hospitals, as well as those that aspire to be teachers to have placements in local primary schools.