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Enhancement & Enrichment

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School’s extensive Sixth Form Enhancement and Enrichment programme is unique to the school, and sets Habs apart as a school in which the wider development of each individual pupil is taken as seriously as academic excellence.

The programme has two aims: to enhance the pupil academically above and beyond the syllabi and to enrich him by giving him an opportunity to pick up a new life-skill or interest.

It is also within this programme that pupils are prepared for university based tests such as the BMAT, the TSA, and the LNAT, which students need to sit to gain entry to some of the most competitive degrees at some of the most prestigious universities such as Medicine, Economics and Law at Oxford and Cambridge. All pupils are offered a course in Critical Thinking and the Enhancement and Enrichment programme is designed to help support our boys with all aspects of the UCAS application process. Enhancement and Enrichment is timetabled for four periods a week and there is a system of rotation which allows pupils to tailor their courses to their specific needs and interests. Pupils will follow as many as ten courses during their Sixth Form career. Half of the Lower Sixth courses are run in conjunction with the Girls’ School to help prepare our boys for the co-educational experience offered by universities.

The Enrichment side to the programme includes introductory courses in Arabic, Japanese and Chinese language, cooking and wine-tasting courses, as well as more physically demanding courses such as martial arts instruction, survival training and bush craft. These courses aim to broaden the cultural horizons of our boys as well as helping them to develop skills for life. With more than 80 courses to choose from, the school offers a uniquely diverse and exciting programme taught by members of every school department, offering academic enhancement and personal enrichment alike.