St Philomena's Sixth Form - Super-Curricular Opportunities

At St Philomena’s School we encourage a number of students to take part in super-curricular activities these are academic enrichment tasks activities that show you are interested in your studies beyond what is on the school syllabus.

Super-curricular and extra-curricular activities are specially chosen to enhance students’ chances of entry into highly competitive degree courses. We emphasise the need for students to participate in these activities in order to build a strong individual profile.

In 2015 our had the opportunity to take part in the following

  • Sutton Trust Summer School Business, Pathways to Property Summer School – Reading University
  • K+ specialising in Law
  • Engineering summer school
  • Head Start summer school at Durham
  • Global Young Leaders Conference – Washington
  • Food Science Summer School
  • App and Computer Programming Course
  • TUC Club (Top University Club)
  • Student Leadership Groups
  • Society groups
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Arts Society
    • BEAMERS (Business, Economics, Accountancy, Marketing……..)
    • Medics
    • Law
    • Alumnae
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • The Challenge
  • Jack Petchey – Speak Out
  • Sutton Youth Summit
  • Debate Club
  • Taster and Master classes at various local & overseas universities
  • Summer schools including working on a research project with a scientist or doctor
  • Appropriate work experience each term
  • Careers Fairs (Visits from various university admission tutors)