When reviewing university applications, admissions tutors look for evidence of an applicant’s dedication to their chosen subject and make sure that they are equipped with a range of skills that go beyond academic study. Similarly, employers will look for a range of skills on a CV.
At Tuxford Academy, our X-factor pillar is used to represent what students do to move beyond their academic study. All students are encouraged to develop their X-factor by participating in enrichment activities.
Enrichment can be either extra-curricular or super-curricular. Extra-curricular activities are things that students do in addition to their academic courses to show employers and universities that they are well-rounded, interesting and enthusiastic individuals and team players.
Super-curricular activities take a student’s academic study to a higher level and prove the student’s commitment to their subject. We provide a range of activities that allow students to develop these two strands.
Students can develop their initiative, enterprise and leadership through a range of activities such as the Young Enterprise scheme, Duke of Edinburgh, the Arts Award and a wealth of opportunities such as mentoring roles and faculty ambassadors. Students also take on positions of responsibility within the sixth form such as the student forum and also run a successful charities committee. Students who complete four enrichment activities in different areas will receive the Tuxford Community Award to recognise their achievements.
- Young Enterprise
- Faculty ambassador
- Charity committee
- First aid training
- National Citizen Service
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Volunteering in a local dementia support group
- Teaching assistant at a primary school
- Sports leader