Extra Curricular Opportunities
Duke of Edinburgh
At Goffs Academy students are able to complete their Bronze (Year 10) and Silver (Year 12) Duke of Edinburgh’s award. The D of E award is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable transferable skills. It is an excellent chance for students to get involved with learning a new skill, volunteering, doing a physical activity as well as completing an expedition, where they are self-sufficient. The award is a fantastic way for students to develop confidence in a variety of skills and to build their resilience.
Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a fantastic opportunity for our most ambitious students to give themselves an edge for university applications and job opportunities. It is offered to all students on Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 within Sixth Form.
Goffs Business Academy
The Goffs Business Academy is an excellent opportunity for students who are keen to develop their employability skills and gain experience of a professional environment. This will allow students to combine their academic studies with:
- A programme to develop entrepreneurial skills, allowing students to start and run their own business
- A programme to develop employability skills, such as intensive interview preparation
- Access to regular guest speakers from industry which under-pin the real-world knowledge required to succeed in your future career
Potential candidates may be aspiring to progress into Higher Apprenticeships, employment or further study in areas such as Accountancy, Business/Management, Economics or Law”
This has been taken from the prospectus. The students will follow the Young Enterprise Programme where they will have a number of guest speakers into school in different areas of the business world. They will develop their own Ltd Company and potentially have the opportunity of creating a product to take to fairs to show off and sell.
Goffs Sports Academy
The Goffs Sports Academy allows students to gain a qualification in Sports Leadership. Participants will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activities to younger people, their peers, older generations and within the community. The course involves both guided & peer-to-peer learning and supervised leadership to ensure that learners have all the skills they need to lead basic physical activities to other people.
“Being a member of the Goffs Sports Academy is a way to boost my confidence when I am talking to people that I do not know”- Millie
“I enjoy passing on my knowledge of football to the younger years” – Frankie
“The Goffs Sports Academy is enjoyable as I get to see students’ progress in a sporting environment”
“The Goffs Sport Academy allows me to gain a qualification that will give me an extra ‘edge’ on my CV” – Jess
“The Goffs Sports Academy is a great way to solidify my umpiring knowledge” – Sophie
“The qualification develops my leadership skills so I can communicate efficiently when I am coaching swimming outside of school “ – Adam
The Gold Level Industrial Cadets Award is a program that links a team of 4-6 students with mentors in a local firm - last year Goffs Academy was paired with GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Students meet on a regular basis and design a project that meets the brief set by the company to meet a need. Whereas most meetings are virtual, there is potentially an opportunity to visit the mentors' site and plans, Covid permitting, for a residential either at Cambridge University or at UCL to construct prototypes for models. This is an ideal programme not just for those who are interested in engineering but also for those studying product design.
Young people receive recognition for the skills, knowledge, and the understanding they develop, there are also continuing professional development opportunities for the teachers supporting them
The British Science Association’s CREST Awards recognise project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths).