Your choice of enrichment can be academic or more casual, depending on what you want to do. If you are looking for an academic option, we suggest you visit our Specialist Academies page. If you want something different, there are lots of other fun things you can do, from sport to music, dance to drama, or even driving lessons before you turn 16! You can get an overview of the enrichment options available by downloading our Enrichment Guide.
Some of these activities are organised by the College, but others are set up and run by students. These Student Societies not only give you a break from your studies, but it’s a way of making new friends with people who like the same things you like. It also helps you to develop new skills and become a well-rounded student who is at a distinct advantage when it comes to applying to university or for jobs. In recent years societies have included the Anime Manga Society, Chess Club, Film Society, Debate Society, Islamic Society, Sikh Society and Christian Union.
Students can also get involved in the running of the College by joining the Student Council or becoming a Student Representative or Subject Ambassador. Elections are held to pick the Student Council Executive and some of these students even have a place on the Board of Governors, influencing College policy. We also regularly involve students in student conferences, focus groups and in interview panels when employing new teachers. We want students to have a voice!
Here are some of the enrichment activities you could be involved in:
• Creative Writing
• Stretch & Challenge Programme
• Model United Nations
• Serving Overseas
• ABC Spanish
• Collision Dance Company
• ABRSM Music
• Musical Activities
• Solihull Theatre in Education Company
• Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership
• Performance Sport in Basketball, Cricket, Football, Netball, Rugby
• Bike User Group
• Health Ambassadors