On a Wednesday morning all students take part in subject societies. All subjects have a subject society and students choose their society according to their interests and university aspirations.
Subject societies are “led by students, for students”, and each term Year 12s will select which subject society they would like to join. In the first two sessions they will elect their society’s president, who will then plan the programme for the term that achieves the aims of:
Discussing the subject of interest amongst members
Engaging with the subject’s debates and discourses
Challenging presumptions and assumptions about the subject
This might include, but is not limited to, research projects, student presentations, quizzes, talks and lectures. In this way, students are provided time to explore the ’hinterland’ of their chosen subject i.e., knowledge unlikely to be taught in the core academic curriculum.