The Enrichment curriculum in Headlands Sixth Form is designed to improve possible outcomes for all of our students. Each option for enrichment is designed to enhance the quality of every student’s applications for university, apprenticeships, or the world of work. The enrichment curriculum is constantly expanding and hosts an array of qualifications and activities outside of a traditional curriculum to allow students to develop a wider range of skills that will supplement their studies. Each student will select at least one of these programmes as part of their offer in the Sixth form.

ESB Level 3 award in debating

Debating is an essential life skill and an aid to develop employability skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. This suite of debating qualifications helps learners to build and deliver arguments, manage timing, and signpost and link work.

Learners will participate in their debate in two teams of 4 – the proposition and the opposition. Each speaker will undertake a specific role in their team, including presenting and signposting arguments, offering rebuttals and summarising.  The assessment process works most effectively with a small group as the audience, rather than the whole class.

Learners are assessed in four skills areas:

  • Debate a motion (own choice), demonstrating evidence of research and understanding
  • Show effective communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal)
  • Structure work efficiently, using effective introductions and conclusions, linking and summarising
  • Demonstrate listening skills and teamwork, using rebuttal, counter rebuttals and points of information where appropriate

Debating allow learners to:

 Work as part of a team

 Build a comprehensive argument and structure a speech

 Demonstrate evidence of research

 Develop time-management skills

 Feel confident when responding to differences of opinion

 Signpost and link their ideas

 Use verbal and non-verbal communication to enhance their speaking and listening skills

 Listen actively and supportively


Young Enterprise

The Company Programme provides a real-life learning opportunity that introduces young people aged 13-19 to the realities of the world of work. Young people work in teams to set up and run their own Young Enterprise student company under the guidance of a Business Volunteer. With access to our YE Online platform with extensive resources, videos and step-by-step guidance, teams make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the company name, managing company finances as well as selling to the public through pop up shops and our unique e-commerce platform Trading Station.

Young people gain the practical business experience, enterprising mind-set and employability skills needed to help them build

successful futures. By completing an online self-assessment, young people can receive a personalised certificate to evidence the skills they have developed from taking part in Company Programme.

Young Enterprise student companies consist of between 2 and 32 students. They elect a board of directors from amongst themselves, raise share capital and decide on a product or service to sell. They will sell to the public, take part in national competitions and at the end of the year they will wind up the student company and will have to account for the way they have managed the student company to their shareholders. They will make all the decisions about the company and will ultimately be responsible for the success of their enterprise.

We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for students to gain important employability skills. The world of work is changing constantly and many employers place great emphasis on employability skills, also known as transferable skills. These employability skills include communication, teamwork, initiative, self-motivation, planning & organisation, problem solving and the resilience and confidence.


Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)


Core Maths is a level 3 course in Mathematical Studies. This course is designed to support students who are taking subjects that require mathematical knowledge and understanding but have not taken A Level Maths. Such subjects include (but are not limited to) Psychology, Physics Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Business Studies.

Entry requirements are at least a Grade 4 in GCSE Maths (Foundation or Higher). This course is designed to bring much needed context to many of the skills you will learn in GCSE Maths. Students will develop their understanding of everyday life maths, this will involve: analysing and criticising media posts; calculating tax, insurance and student loans and using Fermi estimation to complete “back of the envelope” generalisations of complex calculations.

Paper 1 consists of

 Representing and Interpreting Data

 Understanding Personal Finance

 Fermi estimation

Paper 2 consists of

 An introduction to Statistical Techniques

 Critical Analysis

The qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. At the end of the year students will sit two exams. For both exams there will be preliminary material which will have been discussed and practiced in class prior to the exams.

AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) UCAS Points

A = 20 points

B = 16 points

C = 12 points

D = 10 points

E = 6 points

This is equivalent to an extra half an A’ level


Level 3 Extended Project Qualification AQA


This course provides an opportunity for students to extend their abilities beyond their sixth form course of study, stand out and prepare for university or their future career. The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of the student’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the student(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre.

Students are required, with appropriate supervision, to:

 choose an area of interest

 draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre

 plan, research and carry out the project

 deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience

 provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment.

UCAS Tariff points

A* 28

A 24

B 20

C 16

D 12

E 8

This is equivalent to an extra half an A’ level


Youth STEMM Award


Students can register to take part and work towards a bronze, silver or gold Award by logging hours spent doing extra-curricular activities involving science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM).

Activities can be carried out at school, online or at home and can involve trips, visits and after school clubs. Almost anything counts, including projects and work experience, so long as they are over and above normal lessons (and homework).

On completion, students will receive a medal and certificate, plus have a downloadable personalised e-portfolio which captures all the activities that were undertaken during the course of the Award.

Achieving a Youth STEMM Award reflects commitment, enthusiasm, self-motivation and perhaps most valuable of all, demonstrates a love of STEMM. It adds value to applications for higher education, training, and jobs and helps young people to show their individuality through their unique portfolio of experiences. It is a way for young people applying for the most prestigious courses to stand out amongst the crowd over and above grades, and offers a way to evidence core skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership within the framework of STEMM subjects. Each journey is unique and young people can start by following any area that may interest them.


Bridlington Medical, Health & Social Care Academy

The Bridlington Medical, Health and Social Care Academy is a partnership between Headlands School, Bridlington School, East Riding College, and professionals in the health and care sector, designed to give students a head start in NHS and social care professions. The Academy offers its students networking opportunities with expert mentors in their field of interest, as well as access to monthly seminars led by health and social care professionals.

Previous topics have included employment within the NHS, Developing Listening and Communication Skills, Confidentiality and Freedom of Speech, HCV Cancer Champions Training, Clinical Skills Practical Session, Hull University Medical Facilities Tour, Carers Advisor Group and Understanding Unpaid Care, Mental Health Workshop, Case Study Sessions, How to Apply to Medical Schools.

Previous Academy students have gone onto higher education study in areas such as Biomedical Science and Medicine. Students benefit from regular email communication with a professional from those fields. Giving them the opportunity to ask about career pathways, skills and qualifications, university entry tests etc. As they are exposed to a wide range of jobs within the NHS during their time in the academy often change their initial career direction.

Students express an interest at the start of the year, then they sit an individual interview with a panel usually made up of a representative from each partner school, the partnership board and Hull University. Students are then selected based on their interview. The panel is looking for students who are passionate about medical, health or social care careers, that have well thought out reasons for wanting to enter the academy and how that will later benefit them in their chosen career. Students can use the interview to explain how they would approach and deal with difficult moral dilemmas helping the interviewees understand more about the student.



Tomorrow’s Teachers

Tomorrow’s Teachers was set up Sept 2020 due to an increase in the number of students excited about pursuing a career in teaching.


We host monthly seminars which cover topics such as what it’s like to be a teacher, pathways into teaching and how to gain work experience within the profession. 

We are also able to offer a work experience element where students will observe teachers in their chosen subject/ age group, offered in conjunction with Burlington Junior School. The aim of the programme is that, by the end, students are able to confidently deliver part, or all of a lesson to their chosen age group. This will allow students to develop an array of skills essential for their future role as a teacher, and provide much needed discussion points for University interviews.