UPDATE (OCTOBER 2020): IN LIGHT OF ANTICPATED PARTIAL OR FULL SCHOOL CLOSURES OVER THE WINTER MONTHS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT'S CONTAIN FRAMEWORK, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME SUPERCURRICULUM IDEAS BELOW IN THE HYPERLINK NAMED "A COVID-19 LOCKDOWN GUIDE TO SUPERCURRICULUM". THIS CONTAINS SOME USEFUL IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ALIKE TO ENGAGE WITH FROM HOME.
At Vyners School, we want students to have every opportunity to develop their love of learning. We have developed a Supercurriculum which provides students with a range of suggested activities that take their regular curriculum further. They take the subjects students study in the classroom beyond that which their teacher has taught.
The aims of the Supercurriculum are: to increase the cultural capital of students, to increase their mastery of our subjects, to help them navigate and make wiser choices in their free time, and to support parents in assisting their children's progress.
The initiative is simple: each subject gives recommendations for events, shows, games, matches, fixtures, tours, fayres, podcasts, wider reading, visits, attractions, exhibitions, installations, museums etc. and students and parents pick from the suggestions.
Students will no longer be issued with a 'Vyners Supercurriculum Passport' to record their engagement with the programme. Instead, teachers will be collating their 'stamps' electronically on a Google Sheet. Students should email their teacher with details of the activity they engaged in and a 'stamp' will be recorded (along with the relevant achievement points being added to SIMS). Awards for engagement with the Supercurriculum will be issued on a termly basis by means of a prize draw.
In the future, employers or universities will be interested to hear about what supercurricular activities students have engaged in; they will be interested in what students have learnt and impressed by the initiative taken.
Click on the links below to begin exploring each subject area's Supercurriculum: