Sixth Form Enrichment

Sixth Form

All girls in Year 12 take an Elective for one hour each week… 

For some, this is valuable subject-specific enrichment, such as the Medical Extension Group; for others, this is an opportunity to do something which is challenging and completely different to their A Level programme, such as Beginners’ Russian, Portuguese, and an Introduction to Psychology.

Each year, students beginning Year 12 are given the opportunity to undertake an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in addition to their A Level subjects. The EPQ enables students to follow their passions to research an area of personal interest.  The course involves approximately 120 hours of work, including 30 hours of taught skills (which are included within the timetable at Roedean) and 90 hours spent completing a project – a piece of coursework that will be assessed internally.  The EPQ is worth up to 28 UCAS points and enables students to strengthen their university applications.  Universities welcome the fact that the girls have taken their academic interests far beyond what is taught in the classroom.

Academic Mentoring Project.

Every girl in Year 12 can participate in the Academic Mentoring Project, which involves intensive research into a topic and developing presentation skills. An external specialist visits us to work with the girls on engaging their audience which is always an enjoyable session. The sheer diversity of the girls’ chosen topics is constantly fascinating.

Sixth Form Top University Programme.

The girls who attend this weekly programme enrich and extend their academic learning.  As well as honing their critical thinking skills, accessing national competitions and challenges, and gaining advice on the best interview technique, the girls compile a portfolio of extended research and reading, their one-to-one Oxbridge session notes, and their Year 12 Research Seminar.

The objective is for the girls to deliver a seminar on a topic of their choice which is linked to their chosen area of study at university to their peers.

Roedean has a strong partnership with Lancing College, which includes hosting the Oxbridge Interview Forum, and an annual Scholars’ Dinner. We also host an extremely successful UCAS Day and Oxbridge Evening each year.

“Pupils display excellent study skills. By the time they leave, they are able to analyse, hypothesise and synthesise, and make clear distinctions, generalisations and judgements as they formulate arguments and present complex ideas.”

— ISI Inspection, Nov 21 —