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Super Curricular Activities

“Super-curricular activities are those that take the subjects you study further, beyond that which your teacher has taught you or what you've done for homework” Oxford University

At Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form, we believe that subject knowledge and subject expertise are essential in securing the best possible university places.  In addition to grade requirements, the most effective way to support your University application is to show that you have worked consistently and autonomously outside of the classroom and beyond the A level and BTEC curriculum, and that you have genuine interest in your chosen subject

When applying to Universities and for apprenticeships, students who have completed a range of relevant super-curricular activities are more likely to receive multiple offers or asked to attend interviews.

We work with various organisations, such as the Sutton Trust, Kings College K+, Realising Opportunities, and Access Aspiration to provide our students with opportunities. Our Sixth Form students are encouraged to take part in a range of activities that relate to the subjects and/ or careers they would like to pursue.

For more information about these opportunities, please see the links below:

The Sutton Trust

Kings College K+

Realising Opportunities

Access Aspiration

If you would like to read or research into a prospective A Level or University course, please click our resources below:

Academic Reading Lists
for Year 11 - 13 Students
Sixth Form Super-Curricular Booklet


Extra Curricular Activities

Participation in extra-curricular activities allows students to develop their existing skills, explore new interests, coach other students, and improve their wellbeing.

At Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form, we believe that all students should be able to participate in extra-curricular activities, either as a participant or as a coach/ facilitator.

As a participant, there are many opportunities that students can take part in. The activities available span many different themes, such as sports, the arts, debate, ICT, and general wellbeing. Furthermore, students are able to set up any new clubs to increase the variety of activities available.

It is greatly rewarding to give back to the community. Therefore, if any Sixth Form students have a particular skillset, they are encouraged to support clubs that are aimed at younger students to coach and support them. This is also a fantastic addition to any University or work application to show leadership.

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