The Sweyne Park Sixth Form

Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

The Curriculum Enrichment programme is one of the defining features of the Sixth Form experience at Sweyne Park. It provides students with an opportunity within school time for both work experience and personal development, and enables them to develop strong extra-curricular portfolios with which to attract the attention of University Admissions Tutors and Employers. It also allows students to make a contribution to the school or the community it serves. More importantly, it raises aspirations outside the classroom as well as within it.

At the beginning of each term, each student chooses an elective in which to participate. The majority of students choose to complete a work experience placement. Others participate in an on-site elective run by our specialist staff.

The electives currently on offer in 2023 – 2024 are as follows:

In House

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze)
  • Gold Arts Award
  • Representative Football
  • Press Team Digital or Print and Journalism
  • Charity & Events Committee (Year 12 only)
  • EPQ Research
  • Academic or Wellbeing Mentoring
  • Classroom Assistant Placements
  • GCSE English / Maths re-sit Classes
  • Robotics Club
  • Eco Ambassador
  • Subject Ambassador


  • Work Experience Placement
  • Primary School Placement
  • Care Home Volunteering
  • Charity Volunteering
  • Gym Sessions
  • Library Volunteering

Charity Week

Each year a committee of students in Year 12 lead a three-day programme of charitable events to raise money for good causes, alongside various other fundraisers across the year.

Students are invited to write letters of application to the Head of Year in September of Year 12, and following a rigorous selection process, a Fundraising Committee is appointed to organise and lead the school’s fundraising efforts for the rest of term, culminating in the last week of December.

Congratulations go to our newly appointed Charity and Events Committee of Ella, Samah, Anna, Joseph and Abigail. This year our chosen charities are Great Ormond Street Hospital and Plan UK.

Events organised for our Charity Week in December 2019 included a quiz night, a Christmas movie fundraiser and a staff vs students football match. There were also be numerous fundraising activities throughout the school day in which the entire school participated.

The week affords our students a valuable opportunity to forge professional relations with members of staff and members of the local community, while acquiring valuable transferable skills in performing charitable endeavours.

School Trips

School trips planned for 2019-20 included a Philosophy trip to Rome, theatre trips to London, and a Holocaust Educational Trip remembrance project at Auschwitz in Poland.