Welcome to our Enrichment Programme
At NatMatSci we believe that to achieve the highest possible grades at A level, to develop a learning style that is suitable for success at one of the world’s leading universities and to achieve an IELTS score of at least 7.5 is not enough.
Enrichment activities are a key part of the student experience at the college, providing a counter-balance to the academic rigour demanded in their subjects. Our programme provides opportunities for relaxation for our students, whilst also helping them to develop transferable life skills and supporting their university applications. All NatMatSci students follow a rich and varied programme of Enrichment which encompasses:
- Sport and Outdoor Pursuits
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Music and Art including the College Choir and Band
- Belgrade Drama Programme
- Parliamentors Leadership Programme
- Academic Visits
- STEM activities: Women in STEM Conference
- Clubs and Societies
Enrichment Programme Overview
Our aim at NatMatSci is to help all our students to develop as confident, well rounded young people who will make a difference to society. We strongly believe that a sixth form education should comprise activities both inside and outside the classroom to develop skills needed in College, at university and in their future. In this way, NatMatSci students will:
- learn how to engage with students from other backgrounds and cultures,
- develop leadership skills and learn how to work effectively in teams,
- develop self-confidence and
- become positive contributors to society.
Our boarders have access to information about events in the world outside of College (locally in Warwickshire and further afield) and access to local facilities which are age appropriate. Additionally, the Enrichment Programme is designed so that it can support the requirements of the Extended Project Qualification, (where appropriate.) Our Enrichment Programme will take place at weekends and during the College day and will, in addition to the development of a student’s academic interests, contribute towards the development of a fully rounded young person. Our students regularly enjoy competing against the valiant NatMatSci teaching team; problem solving and battling their wits against against the clock at Escape Room Coventry.
Clubs and Societies
Students are encouraged to join a club which meets once a week. Examples of clubs and societies are:
University and Academic VisitsEach year, NatMatSci students visit key universities such as: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham Nottingham, Warwick and Bristol. NatMatSci has a network of contacts at many universities and in their world class research departments.
British Science Festival 2019
Birmingham University Condensed Matter Physics Masterclass