Super-Curricular at QE Faculty

Build your interests and talents through the Super-Curricular programme at QE Faculty.

The programme is designed to help strengthen your personal statement and prepare you for working in the real world.

The Super-Curricular programme is a range of activities to further enhance students’ subject knowledge and skills. The activities are timetabled as a one-hour slot in Faculty’s Key Stage 4 and 5 timetable. Students can also participate in a range of Super-Curricular activities after-school.

"Leaders provide an extensive range of opportunities for pupils to contribute to both the school and the local community and ensure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education."

 The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga's ISI Inspection Report, October 2023

Queen Ethelburga's students learning first aid techniques

Dedicated Time for Improving Subject Skills.
Key Stage 4

At The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s, students have one-hour of Super-Curricular activities timetabled into their school week. Students can choose between enhancing their creative or physical skills, or team training for the Performance Sport Programme. 

For creative or physical activities, students can choose from: art, dance, music band, psychology, leadership pathway, advanced maths, recreational football and health-related fitness.

Key Stage 5

The activities continue into Key Stage 5 with greater provision for students to attend lectures from industry professionals and alumni guest speakers. Activities enhance subject knowledge in art, mathematics, engineering, medicine and veterinary.

Students are also encouraged to enter national competitions during their Super-Curricular period.

"Having the opportunity to participate in various academic competitions has prepared me with the research skills I will need in university while also giving me the creative freedom to express myself." 

Year 11, Faculty Student

Push Yourself To Go Further

Alongside the scheduled Super-Curricular activities, Key Stage 5 students can participate in additional after-school programs.

After-school Super-Curricular activities include chess, CREST Award, critical thinking, debating, Economics Society, E-Sports, Introduction to Law, Journalism, Key Stage 4 Advanced Mathematics, Linguistics Club, Medicine and Veterinary, Philosophy, Psychology Club, School Newsletter, Student Investor Challenge, Tea, Cake and Faith, Tycoon in Schools and Young Leaders.

Learn From Past Pupils' Experiences

Throughout the school year, we welcome Old Ethelburgians back to the school as guest speakers and workshop facilitators for both Faculty and College students. Alumni have previously delivered talks on time management, developing an effective study routine, networking, self-regulation, balancing high-level sports with university, experiences at Oxford and Cambridge, and work experience.

Queen Ethelburga's students dancing on stage