Enrichment - Colston's Girls' School

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The Sixth Form experience at CGS is enriched by the opportunity to complete the unique employability accolade:The Innov8ers Award

Developed in partnership with employers and universities, we have identified the personal qualities and attributes most valued by top universities and employers. Our ‘Extended Curriculum’ allows you to audit, select and develop the key employability skills that you will need to achieve your dream future. The Innov8ers Award is a menu of enriching experiences that will develop the skills, experiences and competencies required to secure competitive post-18 applications. You will tailor the programme to provide the perfect experience for you.

The opportunities are limitless but here are a few of the most popular elements:

Envision social action: develop your employability through tackling real-life social problems.

Young Enterprise: make the connection between school and the world of work and develop the knowledge and attitudes you need to succeed, building on 8 key skills: Communication, Confidence, Financial Capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and Resilience.

University experiences: Cambridge HE+; Access to Bristol; On Track to Bath; Realising Opportunities with Exeter University; UWE Heading Higher Passport; Future programme including residential at Oxford University.

Debating competitions: compete to become the CGS Gabbler and give after dinner speeches at prestigious locations across the city.

  • There are regular events such as BBQs and visits to the theatre, cinema and Laserquest.

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Language learning: We are proud to be a language specialism school and offer qualifications in nine different languages and we support students in certificating their home languages.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award: we welcome students with Bronze and Silver but also offer the opportunity to take on the challenge of Gold without any previous experience of DofE.

Extended Project Qualification:  run with sessions from Southampton University complete your own ‘mini dissertation’ to answer academic quandaries; create artistic masterpieces or conduct original research.

The Innov8ers Award will take your learning out of the classroom and make your time in the Sixth Form dynamic, vibrant, exciting and personalised.