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Trips & Learning Opportunities

Student enrichment not only complements and supports the student’s main programme of study, but also allows our students to develop new skills, build on those they already have, maintain a healthy lifestyle, interact with other students beyond their class or tutor group and enhance their CV or university application.

Ofsted 2018: “Students take part in and enjoy a wide variety of activities outside of their lessons.”

SFX offers a rich and diverse enrichment programme delivered by our expert teachers and staff.

External Competitive Events & Opportunities 

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad
  • The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition
  • St George’s Hospital Healthcare Shadowing Scheme
  • Senior Maths Challenge
  • “Busta Rhyme!” Poetry competition
  • Model United Nations
  • Vlogstar Challenge
  • The Jack Petchey Achievement Award
  • Young Enterprise.

Internal Events & Opportunities

  • Learning Resources Centre (LRC/Library) Volunteer Scheme
  • Computer Classes for the Elderly Volunteer Scheme
  • The SFX Poetry Anthology (published termly)
  • The Principal’s Award (every half-term)
  • The SFX Talent Show
  • Interview Workshops for Medical Degree university applications.

Visiting Speakers 

  • Sam Marlowe – Theatre Critic for The Times and The Chicago Tribune – speaking to English A level students
  • Julien Allwood – Kelly Holmes Trust on assembly on Growth Mindset
  • Bridget Minamore – Poet – a creative workshop open to all students
  • Dr George Adamson – King’s College London Lecture – talk on “The Many Dimensions of Climate Change: past, present and future”
  • David Aaronovitch – The Times Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Hassan Mahamdallie – Writer & Director, Senior Officer for Diversity at Arts Council England – a Workshop-based discussion of his play “The Crows that Plucked Your Sinews”
  • Media Trust Project Co-ordinators in collaboration with YouTube – Vlog training workshop
  • Jane Ellison – Conservative MP for Battersea
  • Emma Borquaye and Mikey Frome for Non-Profit Organisation A21, fighting to abolish Modern Day Slavery
  • Speakers from Student Finance
  • John Rees – Author of Best-selling book “The Levellers Revolution”
  • Pre-Driving lessons run by S.A.M.E
  • Ken Olende – Journalist and Activist – Stand Up to Racism
  • London School of Economics Mentoring
  • InnerDrive Growth Mindset workshop.


Trips and External Events 

  • The Kintbury Experience Retreat (open to all students)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage (summer 2017 – open to all students)
  • Refugee Conference (open to all students)
  • The Abstract Impressionist show at the Royal Academy (Art)
  • Tate Modern (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • London Zoo (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • St Thomas’ Hospital (Biology)
  • Business Revision Conference (Business)
  • Bank of England (Economics)
  • Institute of Economics (Economics)
  • KMPG Employability Workshop (Economics)
  • Production of Hamlet (English)
  • The British Library (EPQ)
  • Skern Lodge in North Devon (Geography)
  • Tectonic Hazards Geography Conference (Geography)
  • Social Work Taster Day (Health & Social Care)
  • St George’s Hospital – Christmas carol singing and College donations (Health & Social Care)
  • The Museum of London (History)
  • Hampton Court (History)
  • National Archives Centre (History)
  • English Civil War Revision Conference (History)
  • Language study day Covent Garden (Languages)
  • Film journalism workshop (Media Studies)
  • The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (Physics)
  • The Royal Courts of Justice mock trial (Politics)
  • Wandsworth Town Hall US Ambassador talk (Politics)
  • Houses of Parliament (Politics)
  • The Mayor of London Question Time (Politics)
  • Psychology Live! At Disney Land Paris (Psychology)
  • London Zoo – Phobia talk (Psychology)
  • Box Hill (Sport Science)
  • Snow Boarding (Sport Science)
  • Rock Climbing. (Sport Science)