All students take part in a structured programme of enrichment. These largely take place on Wednesday afternoons and provide an excellent opportunity to develop leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills, pursue an interest or deepen and stretch students academically.
Enrichment provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate the creativity, organisational skills, professionalism and initiative that admissions officers and employers are looking for.
A wide range of activities is offered, including languages, sports and voluntary work. These activities bring Year 12 and Year 13 students together to improve their interpersonal and academic skills. Other activities on offer include the EPQ, the Model United Nations and a preparation for adult life carousel, which includes practical activities such as cooking on a budget. Some students also choose to support in lessons lower down the school as teaching assistants. With a range of qualifications on offer and also skill-based activities, we aim to aid the future development of our students.
A full list of the opportunities on offer is provided prior to the start of each term. It is expected that students will take part in a number of different activities or projects during their time in the sixth form.
Braintree Sixth Form offers a range of sports through the Enrichment programme. There is the opportunity to compete as part of the football or netball team in a league against other sixth form teams in the area. Internal matches, such as the popular 5-a side matches, also take place within the sixth form. Other sports on offer include table tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, trampolining and more besides, depending on the interest of the students. There are a number of sporting events throughout the year that sixth form students can get involved with, either as a competitor or organiser. These include cross country and athletics competitions. Students also organise or assist with extra-curricular sports clubs for younger students, or work as teaching assistants within PE lessons.