Academic achievement alone is not the key to success. Today’s world demands that young people are resilient, resourceful, team players, self-starters and independent thinkers. To develop these attributes Abbeygate offers a wide range of exciting enrichment activities designed to enhance academic study by providing excellent opportunities to foster interests, extend skills, try new pursuits and enjoy an extensive range of intellectual, leisure and recreational activities.
The diverse clubs and societies at Abbeygate extend and enrich the curriculum, with something for everyone. You don’t have to be studying the subject to take part. From established groups such as LGBTQ+, Politics and Debating, to subject specific activities such as Astronomy and Creative Writing. We encourage our student to take the lead so if you think there is something missing, we will work with you to set up a club to support these interests. You will meet students with similar interests, share ideas and gain new skills.
Societies and Clubs Fair
Want to find out more about each club? Not sure what’s involved in joining a club or society? Don’t worry, we will hold a fair at the beginning of the academic year so you can meet other students and discover what’s involved.
Links with employment
The Sixth Form’s partner, West Suffolk College, has a long-proven track record of successful partnerships and collaboration with industry and currently works with over 1700 employers and businesses. Students Abbeygate Sixth Form have access to the benefits these business partnerships provide, such as work placements, specialist facilities, speakers and mentoring.
Working on real projects will bring context to academic learning and ensure that students not only achieve high academic qualifications but insight and experience of working with industry partners, ensuring they attain an edge for university and employment.
Other enrichment activities:
- Harvey Tilley, Student Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, was invited to speak on BBC Radio Suffolk on 20/02/2021 to discuss student mental health and the importance of wellbeing groups in Sixth Forms.