KS4 ‘Extra’

KS4 Extra 2022/2024

During KS4 students are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of fitness or leadership based enrichment activities on alternate Friday afternoons. Students pick their option in Year 9 and commit to this option throughout Years 10 and 11. It is important that students choose carefully, opting for the activity which best suits them.  Most students receive their first choice but this cannot be guaranteed, as numbers are limited in some of these options.

*Please note the activities listed have been updated for 2022/2023. Students who have already made their selection will have done so from a different list.

The activities on offer include*:

ccfCombined Cadet Force ( CCF)

CCF aims to develop powers of leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, self-reliance, endurance, resourcefulness and perseverance through a wide variety of experiences and activities. All cadets begin with basic training within the three services consisting of drill and inspection, map & compass and service knowledge. Thereafter some specialisation occurs relevant to individual service chosen – Army, Navy or RAF. 

Learn more by following the link: CCF



We are really pleased to be able to offer Eton Fives as an option choice and have an external highly regarded professional Fives coach who will lead a comprehensive programme.  He is very experienced coach and will run sessions for all abilities from the novice to those wishing to compete in matches.  The sessions will be held at school on our excellent courts.

Please refer to this video that introduces the sport.



Have you always wished the school had a fitness suite or swimming pool? Now is your opportunity to opt for one of these options based at Northcroft Leisure Centre. Select either a Gym or Swim pathway to improve your fitness levels whilst learning valuable life skills to improve confidence in engaging with these fun recreational activities.

Learn more by following this link: Fitness


Sports Leaders

The course aims to give students an appreciation of what is required to lead a good sports session.  To complete the course, commitment must be maintained over Year 10 and Year 11. At the end of Year 11 all students will be issued with a Community Sports Leader Award which is based on their commitment and volunteering over the two years.

Learn more by following this link: Sports Leaders 


Living for Sport

Are you enthusiastic and passionate about sport? If so, then this option could be for you! You will have two hours of recreational sport based at school plus other exciting opportunities to venture out and try different sports including golf and martial arts. The aims of this option are to increase activity levels, whilst building confidence and teamwork skills through sport.

Learn more by following this link: Living for Sport


Dance Leaders

The Award in Dance Leadership is an award for students under 16, which allows them to lead dance activities in the community; such as creating and delivering dances to local Primary Schools. Students learn to become independent through planning/organising individual and group events, teaching/coaching, presenting, working effectively as a team, developing resilience, communication and confidence. Learn more by following this link: Dance Leaders 


Visual Arts Award

The Arts Award is an award for young people from 11 to 25 years, which allows them to develop their interest in Art through technique classes, leading Art workshops, researching artists, and attending exhibitions. The Arts Award aims to develop talent, new experiences, teamwork and leadership skills, communication and organisation. The Arts Award Course in Art offers you the opportunity to gain a Bronze Arts Award in Years 10 & 11. Learn more by following this link: Visual Arts Award


Higher Project (Research & Information Management)

This enrichment activity is built around a Higher Project qualification. This is accredited by Pearson/Edexcel and is an opportunity for students to spend time developing their research skills and then apply them to a topic that interests them. The choice of topic is entirely open. Students could complete research on artistic, mathematical, literary, scientific topics. Anything and everything is possible! Learn more by following this link: Higher Project