HS6 Enrichment & SMART Futures
At HS6 we are committed to preparing students for life. This means that while a sound academic foundation is paramount, it is also important to develop life skills that will ensure that you can be successful in whatever university course or career that you pursue. To complement your A levels/BTEC’s we offer a range of enrichment activities that will help you achieve your potential and flourish inside and outside the classroom.
These are some of the enrichment activities that we currently offer:
Enrichment Award - At Hendon School, we ensure that we help students to develop the skills that universities and employers are looking for. We encourage students to participate in ‘Community Projects’ and contribute towards the local and school community. All students are expected to complete the Bronze level (30 hours) during Year 12, with rewards for those completing 50 and 100 hours. The award is made up of a range of activities covering three different sections (community, personal and subject).
National Citizen Services (NCS) - “brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.” Hendon School is an NCS Champion School, so we receive guaranteed placements for all our students. The cost to participate in the Challenge is £50. Successful completion of NCS also offers a range of other opportunities.
Paired Reading- Sixth Form students support year 7 students improve reading and comprehension through two 1:1 sessions a week.
Work Experience- All Sixth From students have to complete two weeks of work experience at an appropriate establishment that will help them to develop professional and employability skills. These skills help students in the next stage after they leave Hendon School.
Summer Schools - We also encourage and support all students thinking about university to apply for a summer school. They provide an opportunity for students to experience the subject that they are interested in at degree level. Each year we successfully support approximately 40 students into a range of opportunities.
Trip to CERN – Every year, the Science Faculty takes a group of Sixth Formers to visit the CERN laboratory in Switzerland.