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Extra Curriculum Activities and Qualifications

High attaining students are supported in all Faculties and areas of college life.  It is important that students engage fully with opportunities to extend their learning.  Within subject areas these extra curricular activities currently include:

PE -  Trampolining, leadership qualifications, Knowsley School Boys and a wide range of team sports

Geography/ Sociology – GCSE Intervention and High Attainiing Year 9 intervention

Science – 6th Form mentoring and STEM Club

Technology - Extra sessions for food/ textiles

History – A/A* Revision for Year 11 and KS3 HAT’s lunch time sessions

English – Harry Potter Club, Knowsley writing competition, student newsletter, HAT group after school and revision sessions

MFL – Homework support

Performing Arts – RLPO Concerts, Pantomime, Variety Show, Dance/ Drama festival, choir, string group, John Moore's University workshops, Boys Dance Club, Music Theory Club, Pen Lessons, and the Shakespeare's School festival, 'Work Bard Play Bard' Liverpool Playhouse,KS3 Drama and Dance Club

Art – extra lessons available for KS4, any student can stay at lunch and HAT session for KS3


At Halewood Academy we provide additional courses and qualification for high attaining and talented students, as well as traditional GCSE's and A Levels. Within subject areas these currently include:

PE – BTEC Level 3 
Science – BTEC Level 3 (Sport and Exercise Science)
Technology – BTEC Construction Level 1
English – A Level Media
Performing Arts – Music grade exams, BTEC (From 2016)


Other opportunities

In addition to subject specific opportunities high attaining students should aim to be involved in the some of the following enrichment activities to develop their leadership skills and other skills:

  • join the school council

  • take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • participate part in school drama productions

  • attend High attaining trips and lectures at Universities

  • be a student ambassador for the college representing a subject at special events

    e.g. Open Evenings and Parents evenings

  • Summer school for feeder primary schools

  • visits by experts from different career areas to inspire our students.