6th Form - Enrichment
At The Ilfracombe Academy we are absolutely committed to enrichment. We want our students to develop and better themselves in every part of life, academically and outside the classroom.
We want our students to develop into well-rounded individuals, acquiring as many skills and experiences as possible. Not only is this increasingly important for a student’s next steps and employability but more importantly we know that being fully involved in enrichment activities helps students own interest, curiosity, enjoyment and sense of community.
Students in the Sixth Form have access to lots of exciting enrichment opportunities. Some of the more popular opportunities are listed below:
On top of all these opportunities (and many more) students are equipped with various visits and events to support them in deciding and securing their next steps after Sixth Form. These include:
The National Apprenticeship Fair
The National UCAS exhibition
University Visits (Plymouth, Cardiff, Bristol)
Realising opportunities and summer schools (Oxford University etc.)
Students in the Sixth Form have the chance to participate in many amazing trips, both abroad and closer to home. Within the last 12 months, there have been trips to Paris (English), New York (Drama), Auschwitz (History) and Cambodia, as well as the annual ski trip. On top of that we organise regular university visits and annual trips to London, Bristol and the waterpark!
Students take an active part in the running of the Sixth Form through the Sixth Form Council. The Sixth Form Council is chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl and has a ‘rep’ from every Sixth Form tutor group. The council exists to represent all Sixth Form students and to make things happen. They are responsible for organising extra-curricular activities and trips for the Sixth Form and shaping what enrichment the Sixth Form provides.