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Enrichment - The Davenant Way

Oxford Dictionary definition for enrichment

Although the main focus of time spent in Sixth Form is on the A Level curriculum, in addition, we offer an extensive enrichment programme. Our aim for this programme is to broaden provision and access to accredited courses, help the students to gain invaluable work and volunteering experiences, enable them to enjoy activities outside of their academic studies and to provide opportunities to strengthen CVs and UCAS references. All of our Year 12 students will dedicate two hours a week, every Wednesday afternoon to the programme.  Please see below to find out more!

Our enrichment programme is organised by Mr Bob Taylor, Head of Year 12.  If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact him via

Enrichment - FAQ  

  1. When does enrichment take place?
    Enrichment takes place periods 4 & 5 every Wednesday.
  2. How long does enrichment run for?
    It runs throughout the Autumn and Spring terms.
  3. Is enrichment compulsory?
    It is a compulsory programme that has been tailored to help you prepare for your post-18 options.
  4. What are my choices?
    The Davenant Enrichment programme includes different activities that range from sports programmes to learning a language to volunteering and work experiences. There is something for everyone. The programme has been tailored to suit everyone’s interests and to prepare you for your post-Sixth Form life.
  5. Can I choose two different programmes, one per term?
    There are one term and two-term programmes. If you choose a one term programme, you will need to choose two programmes. Please choose carefully, especially if you want to complete the EPQ project.
  6. What do I do if I have more questions?
    You can discuss any further questions with Mr Taylor, Head of Year 12.




How long can I do it for?

When does it run?


First Team Sports: Rugby, Netball and Football

2 terms, not possible to do only 1

2 terms



1 term

Autumn Term


Italian for beginners

2 terms

2 terms


Holiday Spanish

1 or 2 terms

2 terms


Subject Mentors

1 term

2 terms


Film Club (TBC)

1 term

2 terms


Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

2 terms

Spring & Summer Term


Primary School Teaching Placements

2 terms

2 terms


Oakview School

2 terms

2 terms


Nursing Home

1 or 2 terms

2 terms


Community Project (Red Balloon)

2 terms

2 terms


Charity Shop Placements*

2 terms

2 terms



2 terms

2 terms


Work Experience*

2 terms

2 terms


Primary School Teaching placements – 2 terms

Go in to local primary schools to help class teachers with tasks such as reading, IT skills, numeracy skills etc.  This would be a great option for those thinking of completing a degree in teaching. Local schools included in our scheme are: Thomas Willingale, Staples Road, Epping Primary & Theydon Bois. You are more than welcome to contact your local primary school to arrange a placement.

Oakview School – 1 term opportunity, runs over the Autumn and Spring Terms

Oakview School, on Whitehills Road in Loughton, has students from age 5 up to 18 who have individual needs. This would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to work in Special educational needs or anyone with an interest in special education.

Nursing Homes – 2 terms

Read, play games, paint nails, chat, dance, play music, laugh and reminisce with residents in local nursing homes.  Perfect work experience for medicine courses.

Charity Shop placements & Volunteering – 1 or 2 terms, your choice

You are more than welcome to go in to your local charity shop or a charity and ask if they need any help on a Wednesday afternoon. You will need to confirm the name and location of the charity shops to Mr Taylor.

Work experience

Opportunities to gain invaluable work experience. Essential for medicine, teaching and veterinary courses. Please have an idea of where you will take a placement if you choose this option. You will have to find the placement yourself.

Volunteering Community Project (Red Balloon)

An exciting opportunity to join The Red Balloon Family charity to complete a volunteering project within the local community. You will discuss, plan and carry out the project with guidance from charity founder, Luke Lowry. If there is a particular charity or cause close to your heart maybe you could start a fundraising campaign as part of this volunteering group?

IMPORTANT: All placements must take place during the allocated enrichment time on a Wednesday afternoon. You will receive visits to ensure you are happy in your placements and be asked to provide brief updates on the tasks you are undertaking. You may choose to attend a placement for 2 terms; or for 1 term and then choose a different placement; or a different activity within school.

With all placements within the community we obviously expect the highest level of commitment and enthusiasm. You will be representing Davenant and will be expected to behave accordingly. It will be unacceptable to commit to one of these activities and to then let the organisation down.


Italian for beginners – 2 terms 

Miss Gamba will take you through the basics of conversational Italian.  Whether you would like to learn Italian for travelling, work experience, to add to your CV or just for fun, these sessions are for you.


Holiday Spanish – 2 terms

Mrs Estrella will take you through communicating in Spanish.  If you have studied Spanish before and you would like to keep in touch with this beautiful language, this course is for you.  


First Team Sports – 2 terms

Rugby (boys only): Training and regular fixtures for the rugby squad. If you are offering this activity for A-Level PE you may wish to consider this option.

Netball (girls only): Training and regular fixtures for the Netball squad. If you are offering this activity for A-Level PE you may wish to consider this option.

Football (both boys and girls teams): Training and regular fixtures for the football squad. If you are offering this activity for A-Level PE you may wish to consider this option.


Fitness – Autumn Term

Guidance in personal exercise plans from our fitness instructor Karen Everard. Karen will help you to write and follow a training programme designed to suit your individual needs. This option is available to all students and is a great opportunity for A-Level PE students to follow a tailored training programme.

EPQ - Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – Spring & Summer Term

An EPQ is a research-based project undertaken on any topic of the student’s choosing: it can be further extension of a subject being studied at A level, a subject area the student wishes to study at university but which is not part of their school curriculum (e.g. Medicine) or simply an area of personal interest unrelated to their other studies.

The Project itself can take several forms. In most cases the student will produce an extended essay of approximately 5,000 words. However, it also possible for the Project to take the form of an artefact or object created by the student after extensive research.

The EPQ also carries UCAS points: 70 UCAS points are awarded to an A*, 60 to an A, 50 to a B, 40 to a C, 30 to a D and 20 to an E. The EPQ project is coordinated by Mr Midgley, please discuss any further questions with him before November 2018.


Subject Mentors – 2 terms

You may wish to be a mentor in your favourite subject. This would involve you speaking with subject teachers to arrange for you to go in to key stage 3 & 4 lessons on a Wednesday afternoon to help class teachers, mentor students in that subject and offer advice and guidance to students in the class. Again, perfect for those looking to enrol on teaching courses after A Levels or simply to keep in touch with a favourite subject.