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Last updated: 04.01.21

Academic and Other Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Plymouth College is passionate about nurturing academia - in whatever form that may be.

Alongside a broad curriculum, we have a comprehensive academic enrichment programme designed to place our pupils in the best position possible for a variety of pathways after their time with us - be it in the world of work, or academia. It includes provision for Gifted and Talented pupils and the academically more able. The general aim of the Programme is to build a more enriched and educated pupil body while at the same time providing these opportunities in an individualised way.

These activities include:

  • Extended Project Qualification (6th form)
  • Higher Project Qualification (Years 10 & 11)
  • The Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)
  • The DipFS is the Dilpoma extension of the Finance course
  • Pre-Med Course (for those considering studying Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry).
  • Critical Thinking and Theory of Knowledge classes
  • Academic Scholar’s presentation events
  • Departmental Projects
  • Music Scholar’s concerts and events
  • Drama productions
  • Council of the Whys - Discussion lunches
  • Ancient Greek Club
  • STEM club
  • National Shakespeare Competition
  • Outside conferences and trips
  • Creative writing
  • Collapsed curriculum days 

Other Enrichment Activities

  • Turbo Training (for budding Triathletes and endurance athletes) 
  • Recreational swimming 
  • Cross Country running 
  • Golf Club
  • Ice Skating 
  • Archery
  • Chess club
  • Mindfulness & Board Games
  • Jewellery making
  • Model makers
  • Card making club
  • Our Planet Club
  • Business Enterprise Club
  • Quid si Fasti – School Magazine 
  • Christianity explored
  • Robotics Club
  • Model railway club
  • Entrepreneur society
  • Politics society
  • Drakes debating society for the Humanities
  • Model united Nations
  • Community service and Volunteering