Extended Projects

In Y12 students are given the opportunity to complete an Extended Project which can be a practical project with a 1,000 word essay or a straight research essay of 4,000 – 5,000 words. For either option students also complete a project log and deliver a presentation on their research area. Students benefit from doing an Extended Project by: achieving an extra qualification which is equivalent to half an A Level; gaining the ability to talk convincingly at interview about the choices they are making for university or careers; and, learning study skills crucial for success at university.

Enrichment Programme

John Masefield Sixth Form offers a wide range of activities and leadership opportunities aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles, enjoyment and positive citizenship.

A list of our current enrichment courses;

Competitive Sport and Fixtures in football, netball, mixed hockey and basketball

recreational sport

STEM activities

Sixth Form production

Life Skills, including learning to sign, first aid and peer to peer support training


Volunteering inside school and with outside agencies

Paid Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)

We also have a programme of visiting speakers including Working Options, Safer Streets Partnership and local apprenticeship providers.

Work Experience

Work experience is facilitated for three days during Year 12 as part of their study programme. All Sixth Form students are guided and supported to arrange meaningful work experience placements that support their intended future courses or careers, develops work ethos and soft skills required when starting a career or entering working life.