Personal Development

Personal development should be an exciting part of the sixth form programme.

Personal development should be an exciting part of the sixth form programme. Here at St Edward’s, along with our student body, we have created a diverse programme that reflects student interests, needs and aspirations.

Our range of activities include:

  • Career experience – to support your UCAS application, career choice and encourage the development of a range of skills
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) – gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
  • Extended project qualification (EPQ) – to deepen your interest in or love of a subject whilst broadening your portfolio of qualifications. The taught element of this course includes external lectures from Southampton University
  • Personal enquiry – examining the big questions in life through Philosophy
  • Sixth form debates
  • External speakers – on a range of topics: politics, health, driving, life skills, finance, Citizenship Programme, public speaking
  • Mindfulness
  • National Citizen Service (NCS) – Many of our students complete this very worthwhile scheme which is recommended by Universities and employers. We are now recognised as an NCS Champion School.
  • UCAS/careers tutorial – support for application to a range of universities including Russell Group and Oxbridge, specialist colleges, top apprenticeships and training programmes
  • Peer mentoring
  • Sixth Form Senior Student Leadership Team
  • Drama productions, orchestra, end of year sixth form review, retreats, battle of the bands and regular sport
  • Enrichment – Students have 2 hours each fortnight to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, such as outdoor educations, sports and first aid courses.

Your all round development is important to us.