Harborne, Birmingham
0121 429 2838


At Lordswood Sixth Form Centre we recognise the importance of developing skills far beyond the classroom. Our enrichment provision is designed to help students gain new skills, broaden their knowledge and experience, and prepare them for life after sixth form.  

Students are rewarded for their participation through our Enrichment Challenge scheme. Your personal tutor will monitor your involvement and record it in your individual learning plan, enabling you to identify and reflect on the skills you have developed.  

Our Enrichment Programme includes:

Leadership Opportunities
Student Leadership Team
Student Council

Sports Clubs
Free sports

Academic Enrichment
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Aspire Programme
University academic support sessions
Academic support sessions
University Masterclasses
Academic trips
STEM projects

School and Community Involvement
Peer mentoring
Subject mentoring
Library lesson support
Charity Ambassadors 
UCC Ghana – volunteering abroad 
Queen Alexandra College Sighted Village Guide
National Citizen Service
Lord Mayor’s Quiz
Local and national competitions 

Work-related Enrichment
Employer engagement activities
Work experience

Writing and editing the sixth form magazine
Dance Club
School production team

Student Led Enrichments
Debate Club
Chess Club

Social Events
Social Committee events
Sixth Form Spring Ball
Bowling/Ice-skating/Film night

Lordswood Sixth Form Centre has excellent links with local universities.  Here is an example of some of the enrichment opportunities provided for our students:

Creative and Performing Arts

  • Annual school production
  • Music recitals
  • Support in submitting work to the Royal Academy online summer exhibition and competitions.
  • Opportunities to exhibit work in external spaces.
  • “Trip to London galleries. A day in London visiting two of the UK’s best known galleries.
  • Visit to Birmingham galleries. A trip to see local art shows which takes place during a double lesson.
  • Theatre trips: London, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Wolverhampton
  • Drama trip to Disneyland Paris
  • Digital special effects workshop for film and media students from the BCU school of media
  • Art degree show viewing at BCU campuses in the summer term
  • Workshops delivered by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the option to join their youth group.
  • University masterclasses, practical workshops with art lecturers at local universities
  • ‘The Creative Process’ – a university seminar during which 4 famous artists talk about their art practice

English and Humanities

  • A Level History Film Club
  • Politics Film Club
  • History and Politics Book Club
  • Visit to parliament
  • English lecture days/conferences on set examination texts in Birmingham, Warwick  University, London
  • Peer mentoring opportunities to support KS3/KS4 students in their English lessons
  • English set text – film showings and discussions
  • UoB master-classes – For example, the most recent master-class focused on “”Life after Brexit””; In June 2016 the UK decided to leave the European Union and now that ‘Article 50’ is triggered there will be a two-year period in which the conditions of exit will be negotiated. What does Brexit actually mean and what will the economic, social and political consequences be for the UK?”
  • Oxbridge Lecture – Assistant Professor of History visits to give a lecture on the role of China in the Cold War and beyond to support Year 13 students selecting this topic as a focus for their history coursework, although all students within Humanities are welcome to attend.”
  • Peer mentoring to support year 10 and 11 students with essay writing skills, understanding difficult concepts, organisation and revision strategies for the History or Citizenship GCSE.


  • United Kingdom Mathematics Trust – Senior Challenge
  • Visit from the University of Warwick to run a molecular genetics practical lesson
  • Visit to the German Markets to understand business practices