Plymouth College


Summer Break

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Plymouth College are now enjoying their summer break. However, our Admissions offices are still open for all enquiries. We still have places for September and are happy to welcome any families that would like to have a bespoke visit of our school whilst complying with government safety guidelines. To find out more information, don't hesitate to contact our admissions team at or visiting our admissions page. read more

Last updated: 13.07.20

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