Updated September 2012
Art (Miss Kublik)
Wednesday Lunchtimes. Rotation of Activities for Year groups. See notices in the Art Classrooms.
Art (Mr Wells) Year 8 and 9 Animation Club. Tuesdays 12.45.
GCSE /A Level Club (NOT CONFIRMED)
Wednesday after school 15.35-17.00. This club provides an opportunity for students to enhance their coursework. It begins in the spring.
Chess Club (Mr Lesquerre)
Wednesdays in Lab 5 – beginners and all years welcome. 12.35-1.25pm
Bridge Club (Miss Connell and Mrs Peadon)
Bridge is good way to develop thinking skills and is a very sociable game. Bridge Club caters for pupils of all ages and abilities. Most members are new to the game and the aim is to improve over the course of the year. The basic rules are given and the players improve by learning to count the cards and thinking about how to play the hands. The Club meets with Miss Connell from 12.45-13.25 on Thursday lunchtimes in M4 and is open to all.
Drama Club (Mrs Rose)
Thursday lunchtimes in the drama studio, 12.45 – 13.25. Students who take an interest in drama can come along and take part in various games and activities designed to develop and enhance their theatrical knowledge and acting skills…and have fun! This is open to all year groups / all students.
English Clinic (Ms Lovera)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30 – 1:00pm in the English dept for any KS4 pupil who feels they need a little extra input or has specific questions that need answering regarding their controlled assessments or exam preparation.
Graphic Xtra (Mr Bamgbola)
On Fridays students come to the Design Studio to develop hand and ICT skills in producing commercial drawings and Designs. This can include greetings cards or different styles of packaging/presentation materials. Older students are encouraged to come and use the time on their coursework and are encouraged to mentor the younger students. The Club run Friday lunchtimes from 12.35-13.25 and is open to all pupils at the school.
Lego Robotics (Mr Goddard and Mr Robson)
This club is run by Mr Goddard and Mr Robson every Wednesday and Thursday lunch time from 12.35-13.25 in room 10. It is aimed at lower school students who have an interest in robotics and programming. Robots are built from Lego Mindstorms NXT kits and teams compete to perform challenges both within school and at the annual First Lego League (see video at the top of the page).
Young Engineers (Mr Tull)
Students come in and use the school workshop facilities to build practical projects of their choice. Sometimes coursework projects are taken further or work is just caught up with from lessons. In the past students have built large projects such as a Go Kart. This club is open to all and runs lunchtimes Monday to Friday in Room 8, 13.00-13.25. Students will be asked to cover the cost of the materials used.
Electronics (Mr Goddard)
This club is run by Mr Goddard every Tuesday lunchtime (1235-1325) and every Friday lunchtime (1235-1300) in room 10. It is aimed at students who need to catch up on project work or those who would simply like to develop their interest in electronics.
Structural Design and Modeling (Mr Oz)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays 12.35 to 1.00pm. This club is focused wards years 8 and 9 and will include the use of Photoshop and Design Software to Design Structures and build them as a model.
Biology clinic (Mrs Danowa)
This club is for AS, A2 and GCSE Biology 12.45-13.25 in lab 7, every Monday lunchtime.
Chemistry clinic (Mr Seabrook)
Chemistry Clinic offers Academic support via mentoring for Chemistry GCSE and A-Level. It will be run weekly by Mr Seabrook and Dr Newbold, with help from Mrs Stirrups and volunteer sixth formers in Lab 1, Wednesday Lunchtimes at 12:45-13.25.
Physics clinic (Mr Lesquerre and Ms Jones)
Physics Clinic is a lunchtime club offering Academic support via mentoring for Physics GCSE and A-Level. It will be run weekly by Mr Lesquerre and Ms Jones, with help from sixth formers in Lab 5, Friday Lunchtimes at 12:45-13.25.
Physics club (Mr Lesquerre)
Physics club is open to students in year 9 to year 13. It is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in Physics to get involved with projects to devise and build Physics demonstrations in order to explain to others how things work!. Thursday Lunchtimes at 12:45-13.25
Library Challenge (Mrs Marchant)
Thursday 12.40-13.25. This club aims to extend the use and enjoyment of the Library and its resources. It runs on Thursday lunchtimes and is open to all year groups. A variety of activities are on offer including reading and book discussion, board games, puzzles, quizzes and origami.
'Maths in Motion’ – Grand Prix racing (Mr Young and Mrs Johnston)
We hold our own Grand Prix season using the “Maths in Motion” software. Pupils can work on their car set-ups and conduct practice laps Monday-Thursday at lunchtimes in M1 in preparation for the race on Friday. We also take part in the Jaguar-sponsored national and international competitions with great success, and were the 2008 UK KS3 Champions and 2010 UK KS4 Runners-Up, as well as winning various national races and international races. The activity is open to Years 7 to 11.
National Cipher Challenge (Mr Morris and Mrs Jennings)
Sponsored by IBM and GCHQ amongst others and run by
The Sixth Form Maths Club (Mr Morris)
The Club is open to pupils of all abilities in the sixth form and fulfils a number of roles. Firstly, it provides a drop-in support service for students who need help with their AS/A2 work. Secondly, there will be occasions when we look at how Maths developed and some uses of Maths in the “real world”, often encountering topics outside of the A-Level syllabus. Thirdly, the Club is used to help students prepare for the various individual and team competitions that we take part in, including those run by the UK Maths Trust. Finally, the Club provides tuition and support for students wanting to sit additional examination papers, such as STEP and Advanced Extension. The Club Meets in NB1 and/or NB2.
The Junior Maths Enrichment Club (Mrs Abu Hayyeh and Mrs Girdlestone)
This Club meets at various times through the year and is often a way for a student to get involved in various national and local competitions and events. In recent years, for example, the Club has participated in various challenges set by universities here and in America, and in the UK Team Challenge.
Maths Clinic (Mrs Blakeman)
Maths Clinic takes place on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes from 12.30-13.20 in M6. Under staff supervision, sixth formers offer individual or small group help to pupils in Years 7-11. Pupils usually drop-in but may choose to arrange appointments via Mrs Blakeman. By making an appointment it is possible to arrange for a pupil to work over several sessions with the same sixth former.
All of Year 8 take part in the Junior Challenge, the top four classes in Year 11 do the Intermediate Challenge, and all AS/A-Level mathematicians enter the Senior Challenge. We also participate in the respective Team Challenge events.
Other Events and Activities that we organise or participate in …
Mangahigh Monthly Maths Challenge (we have won this three times in the last fifteen months); Mangahigh Fai-To (at the time of writing, we are still undefeated); Year 7 Inter-House Maths Challenge; World Maths Day; West Kent Puzzle Day; Year 10 Further Maths Network Challenge; Inter-House Sudoku; visits to universities and lectures.
Orchestra 1: Monday 12.50 in MU2 – an advanced ensemble for players of Grade 4 and above on any instrument.
Single Reed Ensemble: Monday 1pm in MU1
Ukulele Orchestra: Tuesday 12.30-1pm in MU1 Open to all years, ukuleles provided, beginners welcome.
Guitar Ensemble Beginners: Wednesday 12.30-1pm in MU2. Beginners to grade 3 playing a range of music for acoustic guitar. You may borrow a school guitar.
Guitar Ensemble Advanced: Wednesday 1pm-1.25 in MU2 - For grade 3 and above on acoustic guitar.
Orchestra 2: Thursday 12.50-1.20 - Beginners to grade 3 on any instrument.
Jazz Band: Thursday 3.45-4.45pm in MU2 - An advanced ensemble for players of grade 4 and above.
Vocal Group: Friday 1.00-1.20 in MU1 - For year 7 and 8 – all welcome, no audition necessary!<
PE/Sport (Mr Downing)
The PE department run sports clubs throughout the year. In the spring and winter terms the boys can enjoy football, rugby, basketball and badminton clubs. In the summer terms there are tennis, cricket and athletics clubs. In the sixth form, students have the benefit of the St Johns Leisure centre swimming pool. The clubs are open to all regardless of ability. Pease see our weekly fixtures and practices list.
Cross Country (Dr Newbold)
These sessions take place on the school playing fields. They include intervals, parlaufs, fartleks and time trials. Meet Friday after school, ready changed, at the steps by the changing rooms at 15.45. Sessions finish by 16.30. Open to all pupils. The sessions will prepare pupils for inter-school competition including the English Schools’ Cup and County Championships.
Programming Club (Mr Humphrey)
The club will take place from 12.50 pm on a Thursday in Room 31. We will look at Scratch, Kodu and HTML.
Eco Club (Ms Lovera)
This club is for keen Eco Warriors who want to help improve the school’s environmental audit. Activities, including the allotment, recycling, renewable energies and biodiversity every lunchtime except Tuesdays – meet 12.45-13.25 in E6
Oxbridge Application Support Group
This meets every Tuesday and Thursday in E4 at 12.30pm for lunch. Sixth Form.
Thirst (Christian Union) (Mr Bamgbola, Mr Roberts and Mr Goddard)
Monday 12.35-13.25 in the Drawing Office. Thirst is the school Christian Union and is open to students from all year groups to attend whether professing Christians or not. The club provides an opportunity for Christian fellowship and support as well as a forum for those investigating the Christian faith.
Monday lunchtime (Mrs Baker) TB3 and Tuesday lunchtime (Mr Burgess) room 23 1:00 – 1:30pm. This offers academic support and mentoring to 6th Form Students studying Sociology.
Scale Model Club (Mr Ash and Mr Roberts)
Scale Model Making Club every Friday at lunchtime in Room 37. Open to all.