Enrichment and community action

Year 12 students at NLA undertake a range of volunteer roles during their time with us. On average our students contribute an hour a week to the school and our neighbours in the local community. Students also fulfil the role of lunch time prefects one day per week, and lunch is provided for them whilst they are on prefect duty. 

During the academic year, Year 12 students follow an enrichment programme which, alongside our volunteering roles, equip them with the skills and experience that they will need when applying for further education or employment.

Enrichment activities take place on Wednesday afternoons and are a compulsory part of our curriculum. We also run re-sit courses in Maths and English for Year 12s who attained grade 3 in these subjects at GCSE.

Below are some of the examples of enrichment opportunities open to our Year 12 students:

  • First aid
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • IELTs for students for whom English is an additional language
  • CSI Introduction to Investment Programme (students must have grade 6 or higher in both English and Maths)
  • NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership
  • Digital Entrepreneurship Network (ran by staff from The Studio)
  • Stock Market Challenge
  • Study for a free online and accredited course of your choice using Unifrog
  • Conversational Spanish

Year 12 students are issued with a booklet that outlines comprehensive details for each of the courses and we encourage students to keep a detailed record of all the enrichment activities that they undertake, for use in CVs and applications for further education.

For further information please either see Mr Molden in the LRC, or call 0151 260 4044.