b'Sixth form Philosophy & EthicsAs part of the varied Year 12 ENRICHMENTenrichment programme, the Philosophy & Ethics course is STUDIES comprised of key philosophical ideas and taught theories (such as those There should be more to the sixth-form experienceof Plato, Socrates and Aristotle), than just studying for exams. All students should haveposed questions, and the chance to apply that knowledge through the funBusiness & Financethe opportunity to access a wide range of activitiesmedium of film! Whilst many students designed to enrich the academic curriculum, developpick this course to have a relaxedThe course is designed specifically new skills and interests as well as just to have fun! Wednesday afternoon in order tofor students who are eager to Enrichment opportunities help to develop theescape the stress of A-levels, everyexplore the fascinating and exciting students leadership qualities and independence,student leaves truly enriched. world of business and finance. By and build lifelong skills such as teamwork. Sport isThis programme allows us toblending theoretical concepts with keenly taken up by many students, and this yearbroaden our minds and understandreal-world applications, Mr Ahmed students have been offered football, badminton, tableabout beliefs ingrained in societygave us a real-world journey, tennis, fencing, martial arts and high and low intensityand our culture. Most importantlyproviding us with invaluable insights exercise classes. Other popular choices are preparingit allows students to gain moreinto the principles, strategies and for Oxbridge, the Reading Ambassadors programme,from their education than justtools necessary for understanding art, volunteering, and cooking. qualificationsan enriched life. key financial concepts that will be of use in the future.Here is a taste of some more niche activities that SixthLogan Page The course followed the Open Form students have been involved with this year University modules and employed a read-and-test style of learning. There are three modules, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, each containing up to eight unique subsections: gain a comprehensive understanding of the business and finance landscape; develop practical skills to manage personal and professional finances; cultivate ethical values and social responsibility in business practices; acquire the knowledge needed to 3D Prototyping and Design pursue entrepreneurial ventures; At first, we learned about coding and creating a basic electronic circuit to understand whatlearn marketing strategies to create components go inside a functioning electronic product. We carved cardboard and crafted differentimpactful brand identities; enhance structures used in everyday appliances as well as CAD prototyping, including 2-D design and Fusionfinancial literacy for informed 360. With this we were able to produce stickers for the racing car livery. Both of those programsdecision-making; build a strategic are widely used in the design field. Finally, we explored stresses and tensions occurring in biggermindset and problem-solving structuresbuildings and civil engineering projects. We then tested our skills by creating 3D modelsabilities; engage in interactive made out of long strands of pasta and plasticine, testing them on an earthquake testing device andlearning through case studies and judging how long they can withstand moderate tremors. real-world applications; collaborate with fellow students and expand Overall, we have gained a better understanding of the field of prototyping and design as well asyour professional network.getting a good understanding of using different practical equipment. Investing in business and finance Nico Gill education during your formative years can set the stage for a successful and fulfilling future. International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) The Business and Finance for Sixth Form Students course was ICDL proves to employers that you have a high proficiency in computer software and isspecifically crafted to equip us recognised by companies internationally. It is equivalent to an AS and worth 24 UCAS points,with the essential knowledge and a significant advantage. ICDL comprises five modules, each of which helps you to develop askills needed to thrive in todays deeper understanding of an area of computer software: word processing, PowerPoint, Excelcompetitive world. By empowering spreadsheets, databases and finally, improving productivity, which is a combination of the otherus with a strong understanding four modules. Upon registration, you are signed up to the British Computer Society (BCS), theof business principles, financial official awarding body of this qualification. literacy, and ethical practices, We are surrounded by digital devices; computer skills are more necessary than ever before andwe have gained a competitive the ICDL tells employers that you can handle a wide variety of computer tasks and also displaysedge and this has opened up a your high competency in essential employability skills such as organisation, communicationworld of opportunities. We highly and productivity. The UK and countries around the world recognise andrecommend this transformative respect the ICDL as verification of a persons computerlearning journey to unlock the literacy. If you are a novice computer user, thesecrets of success in the dynamic ICDL can educate you on important aspectsrealms of business and finance!of computers in professional workspaces.Azaan Tufail, Ahmed Qayum, You will learn how to use popular software andThevayan Navaratnam, Aman understand the importance of cybersecurity. Sahota, Amran Dulay and Yahya Rassam Kieran Chauhan45'