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Enrichment

Enrichment

All students in Year 12 undertake Enrichment as part of their study programme and there are lots of activities to choose from.

Discover something new

Skills and talents develop in different ways and they’re not always related to your A levels. It could be that you find a new talent or skill through Enrichment that you decide to turn into your Extended Project Qualification.

Enrichment aims to be fun and relaxing, to give you the chance to try a new experience or expand an existing interest, to explore new skills such as independence, creativity and resilience, and to help you make new friends.

We have more than 70 different Enrichments for you to choose from. Below are just a few of the types of activities that are on offer:

  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Enrichment is a great opportunity to meet new people outside of your subject classes.

Thomas

During Y12 I took part in two Enrichment plays; they were in completely different styles and were both amazing experiences

Mary

I think anyone who has even a tiny bit of interest in music should join College Choir

Eric

I joined the cheer team when it was an enrichment activity and watched it develop into the sports team it is today. I’ve been a cheer captain for a year now

Freya

Performing Arts

If you love acting, singing, dancing, or technical theatre, there are many opportunities to be involved in productions as part of your Enrichment programme.

Previous performances have included 

  • Made in Dagenham
  • Candide, Under Milk Wood
  • Spamalot
  • Dido
  • Queen of Carthage 
  • Measure for Measure

Directed by staff, Year 12 Enrichment students put on two large-scale productions each academic year. At the end of the Autumn term students perform a musical and, in the Summer term, a play.

Year 13 students also get two staff-directed opportunities: a Spring production, and our annual Summer show with our resident Edinburgh Fringe company, Babolin Theatre.

Music

We have a diverse range of opportunities for all musicians, from performing with the Symphony Orchestra to playing in the Folk Roots Group and Jazz Orchestra.

As part of your timetabled programme of Enrichment in Year 12, you can choose to join a music group which could include the College Choir, Jazz Orchestra, Wind Orchestra or Folk Roots Group. Auditions are not required for these ensembles – you just need to sign up!

Chamber Choir, Symphony Orchestra (woodwind and brass sections, and string principal positions) require you to submit a short video audition. The Symphony Orchestra string section and Wind Orchestra may also require auditions. You will be invited to sign up for our ensembles in June 2024.

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