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Trips & Learning Opportunities

External Competitive Events & Opportunities 

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad
  • The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition
  • St George’s Hospital Healthcare Shadowing Scheme
  • Senior Maths Challenge
  • “Busta Rhyme!” Poetry competition
  • Model United Nations
  • Vlogstar Challenge
  • The Jack Petchey Achievement Award
  • Young Enterprise.

Internal Events & Opportunities

  • Learning Resources Centre (LRC/Library) Volunteer Scheme
  • Computer Classes for the Elderly Volunteer Scheme
  • The College Poetry Anthology (published termly)
  • The Principal’s Award (every half-term)
  • The St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College Talent Show
  • Interview Workshops for Medical Degree university applications.

Visiting Speakers

Previous visitng speakers have inlcuded:
  • Sam Marlowe – Theatre Critic for The Times and The Chicago Tribune – speaking to English A level students
  • Julien Allwood – Kelly Holmes Trust on assembly on Growth Mindset
  • Bridget Minamore – Poet – a creative workshop open to all students
  • Dr George Adamson – King’s College London Lecture – talk on “The Many Dimensions of Climate Change: past, present and future”
  • David Aaronovitch – The Times Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Hassan Mahamdallie – Writer & Director, Senior Officer for Diversity at Arts Council England – a Workshop-based discussion of his play “The Crows that Plucked Your Sinews”
  • Media Trust Project Co-ordinators in collaboration with YouTube – Vlog training workshop
  • Jane Ellison – Conservative MP for Battersea
  • Emma Borquaye and Mikey Frome for Non-Profit Organisation A21, fighting to abolish Modern Day Slavery
  • Speakers from Student Finance
  • John Rees – Author of Best-selling book “The Levellers Revolution”
  • Pre-Driving lessons run by S.A.M.E
  • Ken Olende – Journalist and Activist – Stand Up to Racism
  • London School of Economics Mentoring
  • InnerDrive Growth Mindset workshop.

Trips and External Events

Previous examples of trips and external events have included: 
  • The Kintbury Experience Retreat (open to all students)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage (summer 2017 – open to all students)
  • Refugee Conference (open to all students)
  • The Abstract Impressionist show at the Royal Academy (Art)
  • Tate Modern (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • London Zoo (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • St Thomas’ Hospital (Biology)
  • Business Revision Conference (Business)
  • Bank of England (Economics)
  • Institute of Economics (Economics)
  • KMPG Employability Workshop (Economics)
  • Production of Hamlet (English)
  • The British Library (EPQ)
  • Skern Lodge in North Devon (Geography)
  • Tectonic Hazards Geography Conference (Geography)
  • Social Work Taster Day (Health & Social Care)
  • St George’s Hospital – Christmas carol singing and College donations (Health & Social Care)
  • The Museum of London (History)
  • Hampton Court (History)
  • National Archives Centre (History)
  • English Civil War Revision Conference (History)
  • Language study day Covent Garden (Languages)
  • Film journalism workshop (Media Studies)
  • The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (Physics)
  • The Royal Courts of Justice mock trial (Politics)
  • Wandsworth Town Hall US Ambassador talk (Politics)
  • Houses of Parliament (Politics)
  • The Mayor of London Question Time (Politics)
  • Psychology Live! Disney Land Paris (Psychology)
  • London Zoo – Phobia talk (Psychology)
  • Box Hill (Sport Science)
  • Snow Boarding (Sport Science)
  • Rock Climbing (Sport Science)