All Year 12 students follow an Enrichment activity which can be taken either as a full year course or two half-year courses. The Enrichment activities are designed to extend and broaden your AS programme. You will be able to choose which Enrichment activity you’d like to follow from an extensive list. These are the Enrichment subjects which were offered in 2013-2014 and a similar range is likely to be offered from September 2014.

College and community

  • Duke of Edinburgh award scheme (DEA)
  • Hills Road radio show
  • The Phoenix newspaper
  • Voluntary work
  • HR4.5

Competitive sports

You will have access to some of the best indoor and outdoor sports facilities in the region. Including Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Squash, Tennis and Volleyball.

Languages and subjects

If you don’t want to take a language at AS or A level, a number of other opportunities are available to enable you to try a new one. Including Anthropology, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chinese GCSE, Current affairs, Forensic science, Investigating health and medicine, Italian for beginners, Italian GCSE, Japanese for beginners, Psychology and Robotics.


A large variety of musical activities are open to all students regardless of subjects studied. Some of the ensembles are auditioned and some are open to all. There are regular concerts, both formal and informal, held at West Road Concert Hall and in the Colin Hill Recital Room at the College, We encourage students to create their own ensembles and support musical enterprise amongst the student community! Including the Chamber choir, Chamber orchestra, College choir, Symphony orchestra, Jazz orchestra, Jazz choir, Music technology and Wind orchestra.

Recreation and skills

There are numerous opportunities to play sport just for fun, e.g. fun five-aside football, badminton and basketball tournaments. Including Aerobics, Fitness, Archery, Badminton, Squash, Table tennis, Ceramics, Cooking, Dance, Debating, De-stress/relax, DJ skills, Drama production, Fashion, Fashion photography, Filming & photography, Film studies, First aid, Five-a-side football, Golf for beginners, Judo, Life drawing, Photography (chemical), Photography (digital), Playtime, Rowing for beginners, Social netball, Sports event leadership and management, Technical theatre and Tennis.

Drama and Dance

Drama and Dance in the Robinson Theatre have always been one of the College’s strengths, where students can get involved both on stage and behind the scenes. Through the Enrichment programme, performers, directors and technicians will be offered many opportunities to develop their skills.