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See our previous terms' Extra-Curricular Activities booklet below:
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
There will be six conservation work days with Somerset Wildlife Trust organised on weekends from October through to March. The work days can be used to complete the volunteering section of the Award. Dates to be confirmed – keep an eye out for updates on the noticeboard!
College productions are performed annually in the Merlin Theatre and past successes include:
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- The Crucible
- The Caucasian Chalk Circle
- Romeo and Juliet
A Level pieces are performed in the drama studio as well as our annual GCSE performance evening ‘Just Originals’ which showcases our Year 11 work every April.
Enterprise and Business
Every Wednesday after school in F16.
All students welcome to come and find out about running your own business, work on fundraising projects, develop products and services and have a go at using our 3D printer.
Business Coursework Catch-up
Every Thursday after school in F16.
All students welcome to come and work on business coursework or revision for exam. Specific revision sessions will be added during exam periods. Other times available, please check with your teacher to arrange this.
Week 1, Friday after school.
Revision help for year 10 and 11 Economics students. Focus on keywords and exam technique.
We would encourage all students to take part and get involved whatever their interests are. They will have fun, learn new skills and it will be an excellent addition to their CV.
Exchanges and visits
Our French and German exchange programme is based on Frome’s twin towns, Chateau Gontier and Murrhardt.
Every year we have an extensive programme of foreign visits. In past years these have included historical studies of the First World War Battlefields, Business Studies trips to Berlin, visits to art exhibitions in Amsterdam and Paris, Religion and Philosophy trips to Rome, skiing trips to various parts of Europe and Design Technology trips to Rome and Barcelona.
Educational visits within this country are regularly arranged by many curriculum teams. These include theatre visits for English and Drama, fieldwork for Geography and Biology and tours of the Houses of Parliament for those studying Government and Politics. Our link with Villiers Park Residential centre offers our A Level students opportunities for advanced study weeks. Kilver Court also offers opportunities for able students in a number of subject areas.
Over 100 students have instrumental tuition in College with specialist visiting tutors - several students have passed Grade 8 with distinction. Where possible there is continuity of teacher between the Middle School and College.
These musicians help make up various music groups such as the College Band, String Ensemble, College Choir, Wind Group, the Sax group and String and Wind quartets. Regular performances are held throughout the year.
We play competitive fixtures and cup competitions in many sports at local, county, national and international level.
An extensive programme of house competitions takes place in team sports and we have open competitions in individual sports such as squash and tennis.