The Super-curricular programme at d’Overbroeck’s is a specially developed and vibrant academic enrichment programme for Sixth Form students seeking to explore their interests in greater depth outside the confines of their regular studies. Super-curricular is designed to take the curriculum further, and is essentially a range of activities (extra engagement with certain subjects and topics beyond the conventional curriculum) that students can immerse themselves in to give them greater knowledge and experience in areas that interest them.
The super-curricular programme is made up of four elements:
Our highly qualified and experienced staff will help students to build their ideal programme.
Students can opt in to these four programmes, but there is no need for any student to worry if they are not sure what to take. Students will receive strategic advice from tutors and mentors during both the admissions process and throughout their time with us to help them build a programme suitable for their needs, interests, and future goals. Our programme is a bespoke and rewarding source of personal and academic development for each of our students.
Through our excellent programme students will:
Many top universities and employers expect students to clearly demonstrate a passion for their subject(s) through dedication and initiative, so d’Overbroeck’s has made this easy by providing the lively Super-curricular programme, available to all Sixth Form students. Students can engage with the subject(s) they love and gain important skills and knowledge, whilst also showing they are independent, resourceful, and collaborative.
Super-curricular activities equip students for their next steps in education or working life through a challenging and intellectually stimulating range of opportunities that students can select based on their ambitions – so that every student can thrive as an individual.
Our Plus programme is available in over 20 subjects, and provides students with the opportunity to attend additional subject sessions in a subject they enjoy. Plus sessions take place in Year 12 and typically run over 6 sessions, roughly every week. Students are able to take more than one over the year.
In addition to students’ normal A-Level workload, they will be expected to spend several hours a week on their d’Overbroeck’s Plus studies.
If a student is interested in applying for a competitive degree course such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Law, Drama or are thinking of applying for any course at Oxford or Cambridge, then they can attend regular sessions to prepare for the admissions process.
We also provide sessions to prepare for admission to Drama courses at leading Performing Arts institutions.
As part of our competitive courses support, students will have access to academic mentoring. A senior member of staff will meet with the student on a one-to-one basis to give them thorough and personalised support. In the sessions, staff recommend appropriate texts, competitions and lectures and give guidance on how to prepare for making an application to a competitive course.
The Oxbridge Programme at d’Overbroeck’s is part of the wider ‘Supercurricular’ academic enrichment programme, a unique and specially developed programme to help Sixth Form students to explore their academic interests in greater depth alongside their regular studies.
The Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry Programme at d’Overbroeck’s is part of the wider ‘Super-curricular’ academic enrichment programme, a unique and specially developed programme to help Sixth Form students to explore their academic interests in greater depth alongside their regular studies.
Our academic enrichment activities equip students for their next steps in education or working life through a challenging and stimulating range of opportunities that students can select based on their ambitions.
The Law Programme at d’Overbroeck’s is part of the wider ‘Supercurricular’ academic enrichment programme, a unique and specially developed programme to help Sixth Form students to explore their academic interests in greater depth alongside their regular studies.
An A-Level in Law is not required to study Law at University, and in fact, can give students too superficial an idea about the topics covered. Nor is a Law degree a pre-requisite for becoming a solicitor or barrister; there are alternative routes to professional qualification.
Our Seminar programme involves attending a regular session. Sessions might alternate between discussion seminars and thinking skills development.
Discussion sessions will:
Thinking skills sessions will:
The EPQ is a nationally recognised qualification that involves undertaking an independent research project. Students who take an EPQ will embark on a unique and self-directed project in addition to studying for their main A-Levels.
Each year we are amazed by the incredible range of topics, from robotics and renovation through to medicine and literature. There are many reasons to study an EPQ and it is suitable for students studying any A-Level combination.
Some of the great benefits of studying the EPQ are that it:
With a choice of 36 A-level subjects, an extensive academic enrichment programme, and the best pastoral care, our Sixth Form sets students up for the brightest of futures.Sixth Form