In order to develop our students’ interests beyond the academic subjects they are studying, the College runs the SCSF programme. Students studying 3 A-levels need to accrue 80 SCSF hours, while students studying 4 A-levels need to accrue 30 SCSF hours per academic year.

These hours can be gained from activities offered by the College or from personal interests, club membership or voluntary work pursued away from College.

Below are some examples of the opportunities offered by the College:

  • Science club
  • National Teen Book Club
  • National Gallery Articulation programme
  • Art and design Brighton residental visit
  • College netball team
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Reading society
  • Year 12 research skills programme
  • Norwich University of the Arts ‘Beyond the Frame’ photography competition
  • Drama production with Northgate High School
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Library writer in residence workshops
  • Subject support sessions
  • Subject / career taster sessions with universities and employers

Students take responsibility for documenting and tracking their hours, which are then shared with their personal tutors.


Alongside your subjects, you will be timetabled one hour’s study period a week which will take place in the Library – this makes up part of your required learning hours for you to be a full-time student. You can choose which subject’s work you focus on during your study period. Our aim in giving you this timetabled session is to support you in developing your skills in time management and independent learning and, since the Library is a silent working environment, gain valuable experience of working in exam-style conditions.