Enrichment Opportunities

At Christ the King, we believe in nurturing the possibilities open to our students.

We actively encourage all our Sixth Form students to become involved in the broader life of the school and offer a range of opportunities that help produce well-rounded individuals ready to take on the world.

CARE Award Programme

All students have the opportunity to take part in the CARE Award programme. This allows students to get involved and develop skills in the four key areas of our mission statement – Community, Achieve, Respect and Encounter.

Students can build up their hours of participation and achieve awards at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level. Some examples of CARE activities are:

In-Class support 
The work will involve helping Lower School pupils with a variety of different needs in different subject areas. This could mean helping them read the textbook, understand the teacher’s instructions, or in some cases encouraging them to put up their hand to answer a question.

Paired reading
Paired reading will also involve helping Lower School pupils with a variety of different needs in different subject areas. You will be encouraging younger students with their reading and confidence.

Everyone gets different things out of the Award, but there are some common benefits. In taking part, you’ll develop:

  • Self-belief
  • Self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Independence of thought and action
  • A sense of responsibility
  • An awareness of their potential
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time
  • An understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • The ability to learn from and give to others in the community
  • New relationships
  • Skills including problem-solving, presentation and communication
  • The ability to lead and work as part of a team

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ is a really valuable qualification that universities value and is worth more than half an A level. It is aimed at students who are passionate about learning and conducting detailed extra research.

You will be working independently with regular meetings with your mentor to check progress.

On average students read around 10+ books/articles and write a 5000-word project (around 15 pages) Although this is very time-consuming it is very rewarding and for students who love their subject a real opportunity to demonstrate this.

If you are looking to get high grades and apply to very competitive courses or universities for example, Oxford and Cambridge and Medicine or Law, this could be a great option for you.