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Extended Curriculum

The school values a holistic approach to the students’ education, and recognises the benefits created by our extra-curricular activities which are a fundamental feature of the school’s ethos. In conjunction with lessons our extra-curricular programme is carefully planned to create a sense of Enjoyment, Engagement, Confidence and Resilience within our students, while also creating opportunities for Success for everyone. Clubs, events and trips play an integral part promoting curiosity and intrigue, whilst developing those important life skills for life beyond The Market Bosworth School. Extra-curricular opportunities this year include:

Residential Trips

Year 7 PGL Trip: All students that want to attend are given the opportunity to attend a 4 day residential that focuses on a range of outdoor pursuits. The trip will allow students to build stronger, lasting friendships whilst experiencing the outdoors, developing their confidence and enhancing their resilience skills.

Year 8 France/Belgium Trip: All students that want to attend are given the opportunity to attend a 5 day residential that includes a number of educational and cultural experiences, for example, a visit to a traditional French market, a guided tour of Bruges and a visit to Europe's largest aquarium.

Year 9 Ski Trip: All students that want to attend are given the opportunity to attend an 8 day residential trip that allows students of all abilities to learn to ski whilst enjoying a slice of European culture.

Year 10 London Performing Arts: All performing Art students (Dance, Music & Drama) are given the opportunity to attend a 2 day trip to London that sees students take part in a workshop at the world famous Pineapple Studios, explore the backstage workings of the National Theatre, time in Covent Garden watching the street performers and watch a West End Show.

Year 11 Revision Weekend: Working with PGL we offer a revision weekend during March. The weekend takes place at Boreatton Park in Shropshire and combines outdoor pursuit activities run by PGL’s qualified instructors with revision sessions delivered by TMBS staff.  

Academic trips and events within the school day

Kenilworth Castle: The Humanities department run a trip for Year 7 Students to spend a day exploring the grounds of Kenilworth Castle to gain first-hand experience of life in medieval times and how castles are designed.

Twycross Zoo: The Science department run a trip for Year 7 students to visit our local zoo to learn how rare species of animals and ecosystems are being protected.

Dovedale: The Humanities Department run a trip for Year 8 students to visit the Peak District National Park and study various river land forms whilst taking in the stunning landscape as part of our Geography curriculum.

Space Centre: The science department run a trip for Year 9 students to the National Space Centre in Leicester which aims to educate students on the history of space exploration and the technical advantages that have made it possible.

Birmingham City Centre and Bradgate Park: As part of the Geography GCSE syllabus and in preparation for their Paper 3 exam, students attend two trips to study the impacts and regeneration on a city centre and the physical features of a meander at Bradgate Park. 

A Christmas Carol Production: To support KS4 students with one of the Key English Literature texts both Year 10 and Year 11 students have the opportunity to indulge their love of literature and the theatre and watch a performance of A Christmas Carol.

County Lines Performance: To support the KS3 PSHE curriculum, Year 9 students this year will get the opportunity to watch an external drama performance that focuses on County Lines.

DMU Outreach Programme: A number of students across Year 7-10 have the opportunity to visit DMU for a tour around the campus, team building activities, along with the chance to learn about opportunities that are available to all students, irrespective of background.

Extended Curriculum Lessons (Instrumental tuition & LAMDA Exams)

We are fortunate at TMBS to be able to offer a wide variety of additional 1:1 lessons to students wishing to grow their musical and performing arts skills.  We also have an annual LAMDA exam day at school where Singing and Speech & Drama students can gain OFQUAL recognised additional qualifications.

How extended curriculum lessons work: 
- Lessons take place during the school day and are rotated weekly so that students are not missing the same school lesson each week. 

- Lesson times are uploaded to SOCS which can be accessed both in school and at home to check on times and see any teacher feedback.

- Lessons are £18 for 30 minutes which are invoiced in 10 week blocks through school via SCOPAY 

- Exams are offered in all instruments but are not compulsory

To register interest to begin extended curriculum lessons please complete the form below: 

Enquiry form for extended curriculum lessons
Please note if your child participates in extended curriculum lessons you are agreeing to the following:
Home School Agreement for Extended Curriculum Lessons in School

Clubs/Events/Performances

During lunchtime and after school we have a large range of extra-curricular activities that allow students to further develop their individual passions and interests. These include:

Art & Design Clubs: All KS3 students are welcome in the Art room every lunch to draw, paint and get creative and KS4 students can use the Textiles workshop to catch up on course work for creative subjects.

Book Club: The school hosts a weekly book club in the Hive at lunchtime where students take part in group reading and discussion about a book of their choice.

Creative Writing Club: The creative writing club is open to every student who feels as though they have something special or imaginative to create. The aim of this club is to share ideas to create something personal, imaginative and (subsequently) special. We explore a range of different angles to explore our ideas, such as murder mysteries, poetic writing, writing as visual art, object-stimulus writing, historically-inspired writing and much, much more. Everyone is welcome - just bring your lunch and your fantastic ideas!

Dance Club: Once a week after school in the Autumn term KS3 students can sign up to the after school dance club in preparation for the Winter Showcase and again for the end of year Showcase.

Drama Club (KS3): Those students who have developed a passion for acting have the opportunity to attend a weekly drama club at lunchtime where students can get involved in workshops to develop their acting skills or prepare for the end of term Summer and Winter showcases. Students who want to explore other areas of theatre, such as stage management, assistant directing and theatrical design elements are also welcome to come along and get involved.

Footprint: Our Eco Club meets once a fortnight and ambassadors meet once a week, to raise awareness of important environmental issues and ensure the school does everything it can to be environmentally sustainable in the future. The club’s campaign and proactive approach has seen them involved in tree planting schemes and reducing non-recyclable waste in our school canteen.

Singing & Orchestra Club: Run by the music department students within KS3 & KS4 are welcome to attend lunchtime clubs throughout the year in preparation for end of term showcases and numerous local performances.

Peripatetic Music & Drama Lessons: All students are given the opportunity to access peripatetic music lessons throughout their time at TMBS, with lessons offered in Acting, Public Speaking, Piano, Woodwind, Singing and Guitar, Drums and Strings to be reintroduced this year. Students can also take LAMDA examinations, of which we are a host centre for exams annually.

Sports Clubs: The PE department encourages Sport for all’ and run after school sessions Tues - Thurs for each year group; the focus is on encouraging fun and participation. Everyone is welcome and over the course of the years students are able to take part in Rugby, Football, Netball, Sports Hall Games, Badminton, Table Tennis, Striking & Fielding.

STEM Club: The Science department runs a weekly witchcraft and wizardry themed STEM club for Year 7 students to enrich their Science knowledge a nd investigative skills. If students complete all 7 experiments, they will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

Sports Teams: For students that enjoy the competitive element of sport we have a range of sports teams that have competed at a local, regional and national level. These include football (girls and boys), netball, rugby, table tennis, trampolining and athletics.

Student council: Students are very passionate about expressing their views. We have a selection of students in all year groups who enjoy the opportunity to discuss the running of the school and suggest ideas of what they would like to have available to them. Students have the opportunity to get involved in fundraising events.  We meet on a weekly basis. Students also have the chance to go on the Houses of Parliament trip where they get a personal guided tour of the historical building.

Fundraising Events: The school takes a tremendous amount of pride in the annual fundraising events that have raised thousands of pounds for Children in Need and Comic/Sports Relief.  Annually our Year 7 & 8 students take responsibility for raising money for Children in Need through a sponsored walk and cake sale, whilst as part of the Care Curriculum, Year 9 plan a whole school event involving stalls and staff challenges. 

                                                      

Debating Workshops: Several students are given the opportunity to take part in a debating challenge with other Leicestershire schools.

Spelling Bee: The school hosts an annual spelling bee competition for KS3 students wishing to compete against other schools as the best spellers.

End of Term Showcases: Prior to Christmas and the summer holidays the Expressive Arts department performs for staff and parents a showcase they have been practising within their Music, Drama and Dance clubs.

Local Performances: Every year the school’s singing club perform as part of the Market Bosworth Christmas Lights switch on in the village, and they have also performed at a number of local events.

Year 7 Halloween Disco: Every year TMBS opens its doors on Halloween to celebrate the new Year 7 cohort. Students get the opportunity to make new friends, get dressed up and party the night away with staff providing spooky entertainment. Funds raised on the night go to the TMBS Fundraising Committee.

Duke of Edinburgh Award: Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to complete their Bronze DofE Award. This helps to develop life skills beyond the classroom and builds resilience and determination.

Year 11 Revision and Intervention: Throughout the year we run a variety of sessions that are timetabled on a termly basis to ensure that all students are supported and stretched to achieve their full potential.

KS4 Theatre Club: Students can purchase reduced price tickets to Curve Theatre shows throughout the year. These are open to students and family members and give a fantastic opportunity to access live theatre.

Supplementary Interventions & Support

HIVE: Throughout the year a number of students are selected to participate in a range of programmes to support personal and academic development Year 7 focuses on Wellbeing and Resilience, Year 8 Positive & Healthy Choices, Year 9 Developing Independence, Year 10 Skills for Life and Year 11 Success for Life.

Reading Buddies: Each Friday tutor time Year 112 students meet their Year 7 reading buddies and spend time reading to each other in a supportive environment, to develop confidence and their love of reading.

Year 9 Maths Leaders: Year 9 students apply to become a Maths Leader and support younger students in developing their numeracy skills in order to develop their confidence within Maths.

The HUB: Every break and lunch time the Hub is staffed by members of the SEND team to provide a quiet space, where students can go to take some time to socialise in a supportive and nurturing environment.

 Year 11 Revision & Intervention Timetable: From September Year 11 have a range of lunch time and after school revision and intervention sessions to support effective retrieval practice and exam support. Focus varies throughout the year in order to best support students to achieve success.