The public examinations may have been cancelled this year, but Year 13 students are using the time to prepare for life after school. For two weeks in June, an optional enrichment programme will give students the opportunity to learn a new skill, build up expertise or gain a qualification for use in the future. It is also a chance for students to spend time together, connect with the wider school and the Berkhamsted community.

Enrichment Programme offering

The programme will cover a range of interests, including a certified first aid course, umpiring qualification, cooking for university and beyond sessions, counselling skills workshop, and an opportunity for creative activities. As well as utilising the school’s art, drama, outdoor education and sporting facilities, students will be volunteering in the local area with a number of charities.

Provisional Programme

Led by a mixture of external experts and Berkhamsted teaching and support staff:

Leadership High Ropes Community Volunteering
Counselling Skills Mental Health First Aid Cooking for University & Beyond
Football/Rugby coaching skills Lacrosse Umpiring Ceramics
Music and Drama Communication Skills Workplace First Aid
Studio Photography

Preparing for life after school

Sarah Charman, Head of Careers, said “Learning at Berkhamsted is not only about gaining academic qualifications, students enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their time here. As a response to the cancellation of activities over the past year due to Covid, Berkhamsted Sixth is delighted to offer a programme of enrichment activities to Y13 students this June as they prepare for life after school.”

Delving deeper. Exploring further. Enriching learning.

Learning more about Berkhamsted Senior and Sixth Form enrichment offerings:

Horizons 

Developing Leadership skills for the future