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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 2:15pm. 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 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
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
SKIING– Tallington – College mini bus (large)
A PACKED LUNCH IS REQUIRED
Meeting point and time: Hellerup 11.45 am
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
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
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