Wider Learning

INDEPENDENT LEARNING

In order to succeed in rigorous academic or vocational study, you’ll be expected to complete independent learning for each subject every week. The purpose of this independent learning will be to consolidate classroom knowledge, practise exam skills and prepare for your next lessons. Your teachers will mark your work and discuss it with you in your one:one and small group tutorials.

REACH SCHOLAR STUDIES

A Level and BTEC courses require you to think critically and work independently. You’ll be expected to use analytical skills, alongside adept technological expertise, to maximise your learning and your impact on the world. To support you with this, we’ve designed a unique Reach Scholar Studies course that will equip you with knowledge and skills for Post-16 study and beyond. The course includes topics such as: I.T. skills, research skills, presentation skills and critical consideration of academic arguments.

ELECTIVE CURRICULUM

Alongside the academic curriculum, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose a from a wide range of ‘Electives’ that will add depth and breadth to your Reach Academy Sixth Form experience. Our staff have chosen all sorts of electives that they are passionate about, from Middle Eastern Studies to Photography, Astronomy to designing your own political campaign. These electives will give you a springboard from which to undertake an Extended Project Qualification (worth an AS Level), which can further support your university application.

VOLUNTEERING

We offer an exciting programme of extra-curricular opportunities, including volunteering, school leadership and the chance to develop hobbies and interests. As well as this, sport, exercise and wellbeing activities are built into your timetable, helping you keep fit and healthy while you study.

BEYOND REACH – ALUMNI SUPPORT

Our support won’t end when you begin your undergraduate course. Our alumni network will help you keep in touch with the Reach family beyond Feltham, and encourage you to support each other throughout university and beyond.

BURSARIES & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

There are two types of bursaries available to support you financially through the Sixth Form. The Reach bursary is available to all students who are on Free School Meals. We also have a Hardship Bursary, which you’ll be able to apply for as and when you need to.