As part of Hampton School’s aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for its pupils, all students in the Sixth Form have two periods of Curriculum Enrichment (CE) a week as an opportunity for broadening horizons and the mind. These cover areas and issues which we consider to be topics on which an intelligent, articulate and free-thinking individual should have an opinion; and provide skills which will be vital for a successful time at university and in the world beyond.
The CE carousel, which runs across both years of the Sixth Form, contains certain core sessions supplemented by a range of optional sessions from which boys make a choice. The core sessions are Thinking Skills, Community Service, Oracy and University Preparation; amongst the 15 optional courses are the likes of Python programming, cookery, current affairs and mindfulness. There are six 5-week sessions in the Lower Sixth and three sessions in the Upper Sixth, interspersed by a range of interesting and engaging external speakers on various topics from personal health to politics and contemporary ethical concerns.
In an exciting revision and addition to the programme, from September 2018 we are running CE sessions jointly with LEH, and sessions will be attended by both boys and girls. Some sessions will be delivered by Hampton staff at Hampton School, and some by LEH staff at LEH. Staff from both schools have been working together closely to ensure that, utilising the expertise of staff from both schools, our enhanced CE course will be a cohesive and elevating experience for all.