Extra Curricular

School life is much more than just lessons and we know that the most memorable event in a student’s life is often the performance, the match, the trip abroad or the work experience placement. VI Form students are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities which enable them to develop additional skills and develop their expertise and interests in other areas.

We believe that if we are to help students become fully rounded individuals and responsible members of the community we must offer them a range of activities and challenges beyond the normal classroom. Enrichment is an opportunity to try something new. It can be just for fun or a way to gain another qualification to support your university entry or to boost your CV. All students are expected to participate in some form of enrichment, some of the things on offer are listed below:

  • Opportunities within the performing arts including performances at the Isle of Wight Festival, Christmas Music and Carol Concerts, and the College’s annual drama productions. The production of Miss. Saigon based at the Medina Campus not only received 5 nominations in the 2014 Isle of Wight Amateur Theatre Awards, but went on to win ‘Best Musical Production’ and ‘Best Male Lead’ for VI Form Campus student Jack Roberts
  • Learning a language
  • Young Enterprise
  • Global Rock
  • Arts Blast’ & ‘Science Blast’
  • Pre-driving instruction and practical lessons
  • First Aid qualification
  • Visits to London art galleries and theatres
  • Foreign travel
  • Work experience
  • Visits to higher education colleges
  • Community service ranging from supporting students with special needs in PE to environmental projects and work in local hospitals, playgroups or retirement homes
  • Fund-raising events such as ‘World Aids Day’ and charity concerts
  • Participation in groups which take community responsibility such as ‘Wight 2b Heard’, School Council and other Island groups
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • A wide range of sporting and fitness opportunities
  • Guidance on financial management
  • Cookery for independent living
  • Debating society
  • Opportunities to visit and see Trust Partners businesses in action
  • Mock Law Trial Activities