At Sigma Sixth, Colchester students have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of voluntary enrichment activities alongside their main programme of study.
Some activities enable you to gain additional qualifications or experiences, whilst others allow expression of creative talent. Involvement in activities of your choice will not only enrich your time here, but will also give you the chance to meet new friends, widen your interests, and develop teamwork and leadership skills. The range of enrichment activities on offer are all appreciated by universities and employers, and are an excellent addition to your CV or UCAS personal statement.
The list below represents some of the activities which have been offered in the past, but this list is not exhaustive and we believe that enrichment should be as individualised as possible. Under the banner of enrichment, many students have incorporated relevant work experience or voluntary work into their study programme.
Enrichment is not a closed book. If you wish to pursue an activity that is currently not on offer, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to take the lead in starting your own club or society.
- EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
- National Citizen Service
- British Sign Language
- Art & Photography
- Music Group
- Conversational Spanish
- Drama Group
- Film Club
- Debating Society
- Sport or Yoga
- Classroom Support (pre-teaching)
- Magazine Production
- World Challenge
Support, Care and Guidance
Every student will be assigned a Tutor at the beginning of the academic year, who will act as a mentor and will be available to provide you with advice and support whenever you need it. Tutorial time can be used to discuss your progress with your Tutor and request guidance or ask for help with any concerns you may have about your academic studies and well-being. Our dedicated Pastoral Coordinator is also available to provide students with day-to-day pastoral care. Any general suggestions about the way college life could be improved can also be raised with the Student Leadership Team.
Our values and ethos of Aspiration, Success and Kindness (ASK) underpin everything we do, both inside and outside the classroom. We want you to have the highest expectations and we aim to nurture a growth mindset and ‘can do’ attitude. We also respect and celebrate difference, instilling an ethos of acceptance and understanding for everyone in our college community and in the wider world. The college has a proud tradition of raising money and awareness for charity and supporting the local community.