Electives programme at Catmose College Oakham | Catmose College

Electives

 

 

 

 

 

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Our electives programme forms a central part of the extra-curricular and enrichment life of the College. All students at the College elect to take short courses that take place on Wednesday afternoons from 12:45 to 2:30pm. They are led by our own teachers, support staff and by visiting tutors who are experts in their field. Students may stay at the College after 2:15pm to access the library or take part in our extra-curricular activities.

The electives programme does not in any way replace our diverse range of extra-curricular activities; there is also a full programme of lunch and after College activities in music, drama and sport.

The programme has been designed to broaden student experience and develop skills that universities and employers find attractive in potential candidates. There is also a strong link between students who take part in a range of extra-curricular activities and successful outcomes in examination results.

One of the benefits of the electives programme is that students get to meet students from across the Year 7 – Year 11 age range.

Electives run at different times during the year and there are compulsory courses that students are required to follow. In Year 7 the compulsory course takes place in term 1 and contains a range of sessions designed to smooth the transition from primary to secondary school.

 

 

HORSE RIDING – Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre – College mini bus

Meeting point and time: Hellerup 12.15 pm

Return: 14.15pm

Required equipment: Heeled shoes or riding boots (trainers inappropriate); rainproof jacket, jeans or jodhpurs

Safety riding hats are provided

 

GOLF – Manton

Transport: College mini bus

Meeting point and time: Hellerup 12.30 pm

Return: 14.15pm

 

 

SKIING– Tallington – College mini bus (large)

A PACKED LUNCH IS REQUIRED

Meeting point and time: Hellerup 11.45 am

Return: 15.15pm

Required equipment: Padded ski gloves, salopettes (or track suit bottoms – jeans not appropriate) waterproof jacket, long ski or walking socks. If track suit bottoms being worn, waterproof overtrousers are a good idea.

Helmets are provided. You will not be allowed on the slopes without gloves and long sleeves

Return: alternative arrangements need to be made by those on school buses

 

TENPIN BOWLING & ICE FIGURE SKATING – Peterborough by Blands Coach

A PACKED LUNCH IS REQUIRED

Meeting point and time: Hellerup 11.45 a m

Bus departs: 11.45 am

Return: after College buses – alternative arrangements need to be made by those on school buses

 

WATER SPORTS – Whitwell

Required equipment: swimming kit and towel

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ROCK CLIMBING – Rock Bloc Whitwell

Required equipment: jogging trousers or similar (not jeans); sweatshirt; rain jacket; trainers

Transport: Bands coach

Meeting point and time: Hellerup 12.20 pm Bus leaves 12.30

Return: 14.15pm

NB: ROCK BLOC PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED TO CLIENT SERVICES BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION

ALL SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED FOR THE COURSE TO BE CERTIFICATED