Super-curricular activities are those in which our pupils engage to go beyond what they study in timetabled, curriculum subjects.
At King’s Worcester this includes (but is not limited to) wider reading, academic clubs and societies, academic enrichment, the Extended Project Qualification, student journalism, university lectures, essay competitions, and online courses.
By engaging with super-curricular activities we hope that King’s pupils will retain a strong sense of curiosity about the world and develop a lifelong love of learning. These are incredibly valuable characteristics: a person who is inquisitive and who enjoys learning for its own sake will never be bored and is likely to find unexpected opportunities opening up to them. In addition to this, super-curricular engagement will improve a pupil’s independent learning skills and give them a deeper level of understanding in what really interests them. This will help ensure they are very well positioned to gain competitive university places and make the most of undergraduate study after they leave King’s Worcester.
We are passionate about creating a community of learners who are keen to explore new concepts and new ways of thinking. We have therefore designed an exciting Academic Enrichment programme to broaden horizons, develop arguments, and stimulate discussion.
The programme includes a series of weekly sessions that run throughout the year for Removes, Fifth Form, and Lower Sixth pupils (Years 9 to 12). The 30-minute sessions are delivered by either a member of staff, a pupil, or an external speaker.
These sessions are very popular and always prompt a great deal of healthy debate and discussion. Examples of previous sessions include:
- Teleological ethics; “Can golfers use a cart”
- Politics; “How much power does Donald really have?”
- Senior Scholar talk; “Why is the Golden Ratio so special?”
- Talk by Dr Chris North from “The Sky at Night”
- Debate; “This House believes that Christmas lunch is a thing of the past”