Beyond the curriculum
The education you deserve
The mark of a well-educated person is not just the A levels they studied or the degree they have. When you leave Sydenham High we want to make sure you leave with the results you need as well as being informed, knowledgeable and confident in your own opinions.
Your tutors and your subject teachers will engage and inspire you as you explore your chosen subjects in detail with trips and events that extend your experience, as you would expect. But you’ll also take part in New Horizons; a regular programme of external speakers from industry and the professions who give you an insight into different worlds, useful skills and careers. It prepares you for the thinking about the decisions you will have to make about which courses you want to study at university.
In addition, we hold an annual #DecisonsDecisions Careers Fair in the Autumn Term for students and their parents with a wide range of speakers. You can read this year’s programme here: Careers Fair prog 2015
Teachers also lead discussion groups every other week to encourage you to think more deeply or consider different perspectives on topical events and issues as well as masterclasses that connect ideas and topics between subjects.
It’s all designed to help you know your own mind as well as make the right decisions about your future.