Extending Learning

Framwellgate School Durham offers a range of enrichment activities to its Sixth Form students. We believe that enrichment and the opportunity to extend learning is vital to students in improving their future prospects.

The school’s enrichment programme is designed to complement and extend academic studies.  It provides opportunities for students to demonstrate qualities and develop skills that will prepare them for their next steps. It consists of a range of accredited qualifications which can enhance UCAS scores as well as allowing students to tailor their academic and personal profiles.

Universities and employers often use personal statements to differentiate between applicants and view this wider engagement with learning very positively.  Coupled with good grades at AS and A Level, the right enrichment course distinguishes individuals from the crowd and shows future employers what type of person they really are.

Courses available:

AS Levels

  • Critical Thinking
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • General Studies

Level 3 ASDAN Courses

  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

Sports Leaders

  • Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership
  • Level 3 Award in Higher Sports Leadership

Extended Project Qualification

  • The EPQ allows you to research a subject of your choice in depth, taking your studies in a direction that interests you! You’re responsible for setting your own targets and deadlines and sticking to them and you choose how to present your findings at the end. Writing up your research can take the form of a 5,000 word essay or a practical project.  Throughout the project you should be developing the ability to draw conclusions from critically analysing your research and learning how to manage you time successfully.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver Award consists of four sections, Physical, Skill, Volunteering and Expedition. You need to make a commitment to work on each section for 3-9 months as well as attending training and a 2-3 day hike for your expedition. You will learn first aid, camp craft and navigation as part of your training and be expected to update your own online record. This Award requires the personal skills of dedication, self motivation and organisation as well as good team skills such as communication and leadership.