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Academic Support and Extension


We offer an exciting range of academic societies to expand pupils’ learning and to develop their curiosity and enthusiasm. The sessions run regularly to help pupils consolidate or extend their work in the classroom.

Staff are always happy to assist pupils on a 1:1 basis.

The table below shows the sessions for the 2021-2022 academic year. More sessions will be added in due course.

Monday

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
GCSE Religious Studies Support 12.30-1pm, Blue week All RP1 Fourth and Fifth Year
GCSE Business Co-curricular 12.30-1.10pm All W10 Fifth Year
GCSE Business Support Session 12.30-1.10pm All W11 Fourth Year
Textiles: GCSE Catch-up 12.30-1.30pm, Yellow week All T6 Fifth Year
Science Club 1-1.30pm Autumn – first half term P3 First Year (Sixth Form helpers)
Lower Sixth Business and Economics Support Session 1-1.40pm All T7 Lower Sixth
Upper Sixth Support Business and Economics Support Session 1-1.40pm All W10 Upper Sixth
Medical Society 1-1.45pm All C5 Sixth Form
Spanish Extension 1.05-1.40pm Autumn and Spring L4 Sixth Form
Computer Science 1.10-1.40pm All CR1 Fourth and Fifth Year
Computer Science 1.10-1.40pm All CR2 First to Third Year
Chemistry Crest Bronze Award 1.10-1.40pm All C1 Third Year
Geography Global Awareness Club 1.10-1.40pm, Blue Week All G5 First to Third Year
Admissions Test Preparation 4pm Autumn M2 Upper Sixth
Further Pure Mathematics 2 4pm All M2 Upper Sixth – Autumn and Spring, Lower Sixth – Summer
A-level Geography Support 4pm (alternate weeks) All (from week four) G4 Upper Sixth
Maths Help 4-4.50pm, Blue Week All M6-M9 Fourth Year to Sixth Form
A-level Drama Support 4-5pm All DR2 Lower Sixth
GCSE Statistics 5.30-6.30pm All Online Fifth Year

Tuesday

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
English IGCSE Support 12.30-1pm All W4 Fourth and Fifth Year
Science Club 12.30-1pm All P3 Sixth Form
GCSE Geography Support 12.30-1pm All – from week three G2 Fifth Year
Sports Science Drop In Session 1-1.30pm All G3 Fourth Year to Sixth Form
First Year Maths Support 1-1.30pm All M5 and M10 First Year
Astronomy Club 1.05-1.35pm Autumn (possibly CREST Award in Spring – TBC) P4 Second and Third Year
Capital Letters and Full Stops Club 1.05-1.40pm All W9 First to Third Year
Lower Sixth Psychology Aspire 1.10-1.40pm All RP2 Lower Sixth
Upper Sixth Psychology Aspire 1.10-1.40pm All TBC Upper Sixth
Chemistry Clinic 1.10-1.40pm All C5 First to Third Year
Art Club 3.50-5pm All A4 Third Year
English IGCSE Essay Club 4-4.30pm Autumn and Spring W1 Forth and Fifth Year
A-level Essay Writing Help 4-4.30pm Autumn and Spring W4 Sixth Form
Maths Help 4-4.50pm (Yellow Week) All M6-M9 Fourth Year to Sixth Form
Above and Beyond Biology 4-5pm All B3 Lower Sixth
GCSE Business Co-curricular 4-5pm All W10 Fifth Year

Wednesday

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
Further Mechanics 2 11.30-12.30pm All M6 Upper Sixth
Chemistry Olympiad Preparation 1.10-1.40pm Autumn – Upper Sixth, Spring – Lower Sixth C3 Sixth Form
GCSE Religious Studies Support 3.55-4.30pm, Yellow Week All RP1 Fourth and Fifth Year
English Extension 4-4.45pm All W8 Sixth Form

Thursday

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
Literacy Club 12.30-1pm All Learning Support First Year
Physics Drop In 12.30-1pm All P5 All
GCSE Drama Support 12.30-1pm All DR2 Fourth and Fifth Year
A-level Philosophy Support 1.05-1.40pm All RP2 Sixth Form

Friday

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
German Extension 8-8.30am All L8 Fifth Year and Sixth Form
English IGCSE Support 12.30-1pm All W4 Fourth and Fifth Year
Computer Science 12.30-1.05pm All CR1 First to Third Year
Computer Science 12.30-1.05pm All CR2 Fourth and Fifth Year
Chemistry Crest Silver Award 12.30-1.30pm All C3 Fifth Year
Maths Help 1-1.40pm All M3 Second to Fourth Year
STEM Club 1-1.40pm All P5 Second Year
A-level Geography Extension 1-1.40pm (Blue week) All (from week 3) G4 Upper Sixth (and Lower Sixth if allowed to merge)
French Extension 1.05-1.35pm All L8 Fifth Year and Sixth Form
A-level Religious Studies Support 1.05-1.40pm (Yellow week) All RP2 Sixth Form
Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics Society 1.05-1.40pm All RP2 Sixth Form (Fourth and Fifth year by invite)
Upper Sixth Business Maths Support 1.10-1.40pm All T7 Upper Sixth
Upper Sixth Economics Extension 1.10-1.40pm All W10 Upper Sixth
Lower Sixth Psychology Support Session 1.10-1.40pm All TBC Lower Sixth
Upper Sixth Support Psychology Support Session 1.10-1.40pm All TBC Upper Sixth

Various

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
Art: GCSE Catch-up 12.30-1.30pm (every day) and 3.50-5pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday All A1 and A3 Fourth and Fifth Year
Art: Lower School Catch-up 12.30-1.30pm (every day) All A1, A2 and A3 First to Third Year
Parallel Maths Project N/A All Online First and Second Year

To be confirmed

Activity Time Term Location Year Groups
A-level History Support Session 12.30-1pm (day TBC by class teachers as and when support is needed) All Woodsmoor Sixth Form
Art in Geography 1-1.40pm (alternate weeks TBC) Late Spring/Summer G1 First to Third Year
Biology Help Clinic 1-1.35pm (day TBC) All B3 First to Fifth Year (with Lower Sixth helpers)
Duke of Edinburgh Photography Skills Autumn and Spring – Fifth Year and Lower Sixth, Summer – Third and Fourth Year A1 Third Year to Lower Sixth
Fifth Year Exam Technique Prep 1-1.35pm (day TBC) Spring B1 Fifth Year
Fifth Year Physics Extension TBC Spring and Summer P4 Fifth Year
Food and Nutrition Catch-up for Fifth Year 1.05-1.40pm (day TBC) Autumn and Spring T4/T5 Fifth Year
GCSE Geography Help 12.40-1.10pm – First to Third Year and 1-1.35pm Fourth and Fifth Year  (day TBC by class teachers with classes) All G2 First to Fifth Year
GCSE Geography Support 1-1.35pm alternate weeks, day TBC) All (from week 4) G4 Fifth Year
GCSE BioSoc 1-1.35pm (Blue week, day TBC) All B4 Third to Fifth Year
IGCSE History Support Session 12.30-1.30pm (day TBC by class teachers as and when support is needed) All Woodsmoor Fifth Year
Lower Sixth Physics Extension TBC Spring and Summer P1 Lower Sixth
Moles Club 12.30-1pm (day TBC) All C5 Fourth and Fifth Year
Upper Sixth Physics Extension TBC Autumn P2 Upper Sixth