Super-Curricular activities give you the chance to take the subjects you study further. They give you the chance to extend and deepen your learning, or learn about a new topic altogether. Top universities are looking for curious and enthusiastic students and Super-Curricular activities are a way of showing them you are just that.
A super curricular course that will bring together much of your explorations in Science (mirroring an Extended Project Qualification).
Students will need to submit a 4000 word dissertation on a chosen area of interest and also have a portfolio of experience of the scientific method from either attendance to science seminars, journal club or research projects.
The Super-Curricular Challenge
The aim of the Super-Curricular Challenge is to give students the opportunity to research an area (outside of the curriculum) that interests them. Strong applicants to universities tend to have explored their chosen subject through wider reading / study outside the classroom, as well as doing very well in their GCSEs and A-levels. This sort of exploration is called ‘super-curricular’, as it builds on and enhances what students are studying in school but doesn’t actually contribute to the learning required for the qualification they are studying for.
The best thing about the Super-Curricular Challenge is that students are free to follow their own lines of enquiry into the areas that interest them the most.
This is an extended research project that runs across a number of months in the second half of Year 12 and culminates in a presentation.
Want to see more Super-Curricular activities? Talk to your teacher to explore how we can make this happen for you.