Looking after you - Personally and Academically
We have an enviable choice of enrichment opportunities on offer to empower our students with the skills and qualities necessary for them to thrive in their professional and personal lives.
Whether it’s in clubs, service or the EPQ our students get stuck into every experience available to them on our enrichment pathway; ensuring they are equipped with not only exceptional academic qualifications, but with the social, interpersonal and leadership abilities required to excel in every capacity in their future.
We organise many highly rewarding and life-changing trips in this country and abroad. Some complement students’ academic study whilst others introduce students to new experiences and cultures. Destinations have included House of Commons, Hampton Court, Lourdes, Nepal, India, Kenya and Montserrat.
The Extended Project Qualification is highly regarded by universities and employers. It allows students to embark on a largely self-directed and -motivated project to explore, develop and deepen their understanding in a topic area of their choice.
The Sixth has been an incredible experience with engaging subjects and outstanding enrichment opportunities including the EPQ, leadership roles such as Head of School Council, Learning Champions, TFL ambassadors to name a few.
Young Reporter Scheme
Our future journalists develop key work-related aptitudes through researching and identifying community news stories, conducting interviews and writing news articles.
We host and participate in a range of conferences such as Women of the World, Being a Man and TEAMGlobal. These promote an understanding of world affairs and global citizenship.
From being a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team and a Learning Champion to organising social events and fundraising activities, there is a wealth of opportunity to show leadership and take responsibility.
Throughout my time in Gumley I’ve always enjoyed getting involved, so becoming Head Girl just made sense. Gumley has given me so many opportunities and made me the person I am today, so this is my time to give back to the school. As part of my role, I have had the opportunity to attend the FCJ Leadership training programme, take part in a social justice campaign as well as support the school in its 200 years of FCJ education celebrations.
Students learn to prepare for the external world of work by applying for service placements either within school or out in the community. Such service includes volunteering in local schools, mentoring younger students, assisting teaching staff in lessons, running clubs and activities and writing articles for the school website.
Maria loves to enhance her maths, chemistry and drama studies through a number of enrichment opportunities available in the Sixth Form, including maths workshops at Royal Holloway University, taking part in drama productions, and running drama club for younger students through her service commitments. By developing her academic and personal skills, these experiences are helping Maria to build her personal statement and CV to ensure she stands out to universities and employers as she strives to study maths at university and ultimately gain a career in maths within the television industry.