Alleyn’s School is a 4-18 co-educational, independent day school in Dulwich, London, England.

Sixth Form Enrichment

This is an opportunity to enrich their academic diet, develop their powers of critical analysis and have a chance to do something different. The courses that we offer vary depending on the expertise of our staff; recently courses on offer have included: Critical Thinking; Survival Cookery; Arabic; The Power of Protest; and First Aid.

We have also partnered with local primary schools to give our students the opportunity to plan and teach activities in subjects such as Science, Music, Art, Dance, and Drama. These outreach options have proved extremely popular with our Sixth Formers.

In essence, Enrichment is offered across three main modules:

  • Critical thinking
  • Purpose: Who and I? Who do I want to be?
  • The System: How politics and economics work in the UK

Governors’ Research Project Prize

The annual Governors’ Research Project Prize is an opportunity for Upper School students to enrich their learning by undertaking a research project on a topic they have not formally covered in class.

This has the dual benefit of developing, extending and enriching the student’s experience of her/his studies in a subject, and creating an opportunity to learn the key requirements of formally presenting individual academic research.

Students submit essays on an impressive variety of fascinating areas of research. The judging panel of teachers read and discuss the scripts then decide on a shortlist of six students, who are invited to sit a viva with the Head and members of the School’s Governing Board. They then decide who the winner is and who the runners-up are, and these three each receive a cash prize.

For students going into Year 13 this is a great way of demonstrating to universities their ability to work independently. The experience of a viva, where finalists are questioned closely on a topic they have researched in great depth, proves to be fantastic preparation for future academic interviews.