At the Aylesbury Vale Academy we provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities aimed to broaden student experiences outside of their timetabled subjects, develop life skills, build their cultural capital and embed a love of lifelong learning.
The range of activities on offer include the chance for students to be involved in sports clubs, creative activities such as performing and producing art work or pursuing an academic interest such as Latin or learning another language. We have a wide range of activities on offer to suit the varied interests of our students and propose to extend this further over the coming year.
Year 10 Extended Schools provision will begin for the current Year 10 from Monday 19 April and all Year 10 students are expected to attend school until 4pm Monday to Thursday to take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and study sessions. Students received their new timetables prior to the Easter break and must come to school ready with correct equipment and kit to be able to fully participate from Day 1. We are pleased to have such a broad variety of activities on offer and look forward to this being able to start, now that restrictions allow.
Please see below for an overview of the Extended School offer for each year group:
Years 7 – 9
Students in the lower secondary phase have the option to attend a variety of sporting and creative enrichment activities as per the Extended Schools timetable. These are during lunchtime sessions or after school. Unless advised otherwise the after school enrichment will finish at 16:00.
Year 9’s will also have the opportunity to enrol onto the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Year 10 Extended School Day (Compulsory)
During the week from Monday – Thursday, all Year 10 students will take part in three enrichment activities that they have chosen from our extensive range of activities plus one of these days they will attend an independent study session where they can complete homework, revision or additional work for their GCSE/Vocational subjects. The school day will run until 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 15:00 on a Friday.
Year 10’s will also have the opportunity to enrol onto the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Year 11 Extended School Day (Compulsory)
During the week from Monday – Thursday, the school day for all Year 11 students will run until 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 15:00 on a Friday. Students will complete a Period 6 lesson for their Core and Option subjects on a two week timetable, as follows:
Monday – Week A– P6 Option A Subjects
Monday – Week B– P6 Option D Subjects
Tuesday – Week A– P6 Option C Subjects
Tuesday – Week B– P6 Option B Subjects
Wednesday - Week A– P6 English
Wednesday – Week B– P6 Science
Thursday - Week A– P6 Maths
Thursday – Week B– P6 Maths
On Friday Year 11’s have the option to attend the Fitness Suite until 16:00.
Click here: Period 6 Enrichment brochure Spring 2022
Below is the range of different activities (click on image or here to enlarge) which are on offer for Year 10 Extended Schools: