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Enrichment Programme


It is our aim to develop well rounded students who leave Springwood with a competitive advantage. In Year 12, you will be expected to choose one of our enrichment courses, many of which lead to highly valued qualifications.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Duration – 1 year

Springwood is a beacon school for the EPQ, and it is a popular option amongst our students - not least because it is worth half an A Level, offers additional UCAS points and many universities will lower their entry requirements for those who have successfully completed a project. Most importantly of all, an EPQ is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your knowledge beyond the curriculum and prestigious universities love that in a student. For more information, please click here.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duration - 1 year

At Springwood Sixth Form,  we are proud of the huge numbers of year 12 students who take up the opportunity to work towards the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

Just like the EPQ, Universities and employers value the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. It demonstrates important skills, such as  communication, teamwork , determination  and leadership. 

If you haven’t progressed through the Bronze and Silver awards, don’t despair: our expert team will find the best route for you. For more information, please click here.

Other enrichment courses include:

Level 1 Mandarin (duration – one year)

An industry-standard First Aid qualification (duration – one term)

Teachers of Tomorrow (duration – one term)

Level 3 Sports Leaders (duration – one year)

Further enrichment opportunities, include:

Debating Society

If you join the debating society at Springwood, be warned: it can get very heated. Our debaters develop their knowledge, learn to think on their feet and have the opportunity to compete in national competitions. Not only that, but membership of the debating society looks great on any personal statement or application.

An exciting range of opportunities for musicians - including various ensembles, concert band and tuition.

Mock Magistrates Court competitions

Drama Club

Sports clubs & societies

Employment workshops

Mock interviews & personal statement support

Visiting lecturers