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Extra Curricular

The curriculum experience for students at JHGS extends beyond the timetabled curriculum, reflecting our aspiration to offer a broad and enriching experience. Our extra-curricular activities are all designed to offer students the chance to expand their skills and experience beyond the classroom. Activities take place both within the school day through our range of clubs, societies and groups, as well as outside of normal school hours into the evening, weekend and holidays.

In addition, nearly every department has additional clubs which run at lunchtimes and sometimes after school too. There is a slightly  modified timetable this year due to current social distancing restrictions. Details of these activities can be found currently on their associated Google Classrooms within school and new clubs are advertised in the Parent Bulletin.

Please refer to the submenu for details of Sports, Music and Duke of Edinburgh opportunities.

Extracurricular Clubs and societies for the Autumn Term 2021

In addition to the wide range of sports clubs and squads, the following table highlights the range of options available to students in the Autumn term that are available to join. Activities take place mostly within the school day, and group leaders will be able to advise students of any equipment or materials that may be needed as appropriate.

Group sizes may be limited by available resources and facilities. Year group availability reflects age appropriate and related activities.

Please click here to view the list.

Sixth Form Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities

An additional menu of enrichment activities are offered for students in Year 12. Students must sign up to at least one enrichment activity, which is timetabled once a week during a common period (unless otherwise stated or agreed). The purpose of these activities is to broaden students' experience during KS5 and to prepare them for their journey after JHGS. The activities below are taking place during the 2021/22 academic year.

Enrichment Activity Staff Lead Outline
Audio Visual Technician Mr Rogers Audio and video creation for the school, including pre-recording concerts and information evening material.
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Dr Estridge This group will focus on paying more attention to the present moment, allowing you to develop and improve your own mental wellbeing.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) Mrs Bingham MOOCs offer students a chance to complete a variety of courses delivered online (usually by universities) over the course of a number of weeks.
Photography Mrs Forge An opportunity to learn more about photographic technique and equipment, as well as the role of photography as a recording art form.
Certificate in Financial Studies Ms Neal Developing greater understanding of financial planning can support entry to university on finance and banking courses and a wide range of other disciplines, as well as how to manage your own personal finances.
Automotive Engineering Student led Discussion of ideas about automotive and aeronautical engineering through aerospace and motorsport case studies.
Horticulture Club Ms Venn Aimed at Biology students, this activity takes place outside in the school garden/greenhouses.
Oxbridge Preparation Mrs Bolton For those considering an Oxbridge application, includes debates/discussions, practice of admissions tests/interview questions and development of their applications/personal statements to meet the requirements necessary.
Med Soc Dr Bullard An opportunity to discuss current medical issues adn the science behind the profession, whilst supporting students with their medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine applications.
Primary School Outreach Mr Turner Community engagement outside of JHGS, working alongside primary teachers in their schools to deliver Science, English and Maths, and work with small groups of pupils to help with one-to-one reading.
The Extended Project (EPQ) Mr Parbery A research based qualification which allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project and develop independent learning and project management skills.