Aspiration, expectation and entitlement is our mantra and is the guiding principle in setting out the ‘Yeovil Edge’ concept.
- Have you taken part in clubs and activities outside of school hours?
- Do you want to carry on when you are at college?
- Fancy trying something new for fun?
Yeovil Edge is bespoke to Yeovil College and it has been designed to give you an ‘edge’ and differentiate yourself within a crowded marketplace.
Our enrichment programme is offered across 5 strands. Click here to explore each strand.
At Yeovil College, we encourage students to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, such as sport, societies, volunteering and fundraising. Taking part in enrichment activities alongside your course is fun, helps you make life-long friends and improves your confidence, health and wellbeing.
You will also develop a range of personal skills, such as team working, organisation and leadership, which are attractive to future employers and universities. Your enrichment experience will make you stand out from the crowd when you apply for work or Higher Education.
Click here to see our 22/23 enrichment offer.
What is YC EDGE?
YC Edge encompasses enrichment activities that develop high aspirations, confidence, resilience and encourage a healthy lifestyle and supports students to become well-rounded members of society, confident to progress into their intended career or university destination.
Through Edge, we support our students to develop the underpinning knowledge and self-worth needed to be successful in work and life, whilst developing the mind-set of ‘to expect more, is to achieve more’.
We have designed an extensive enrichment and sports offer which sits firmly within the Yeovil Edge offer. The menu of activities has been aligned to the interests of our students and is continually adjusted to meet the needs of our community.
Activities will not only boost confidence and expose our students to a wide variety of interesting, challenging, and new skills, but will also encourage students to develop a wide and interesting network of friends.
If you are a current Yeovil College student and are interested in the YC Edge offer, please contact your tutor or our DofE and Enrichment Coordinator Amy Coombes on Teams.
YC Edge - Get Ahead
Our enrichment offer is divided into five key strands. Select one below to learn more.
Ou academic strand encourages activities that prepare and support our learners to secure their intended destination upon completing their study at Yeovil College, including redbrick universities, Oxford and Cambridge.
Students will experience a research-based extended project qualification (EPQ), a series of university guest speakers, masterclasses, aspirational university trips and conferences and mock interviews replicating the relevant application processes and UCAS support.
Strand 1 activities include:
- Debating Club
- University Readiness
- Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
We provide the opportunity to compete at the highest level nationally and internationally provides our strongest sports performers with the ability to meet their aspiration of being the best.
The highest level of coaching is provided to our most popular sports of badminton, football, netball, rugby, and athletics. For learners competing at the highest level in a more minority sport, strength and conditioning support is offered to them.
We now offer non-competitive sports as well for students wishing to take part in sports ‘just for fun.’
Strand 2 activities include:
- Football – we offer a men’s team and a women’s team
- Hockey for Fun
- Military Fitness
- Outdoor Adventurous Activity
- Strength and Conditioning Sessions
- Walking for Wellbeing
Artistic and cultural activities allow students to engage with, showcase and celebrate areas of local and national interest as well as forming clubs appealing to more creative learners.
Strand 3 activities include:
- Creative Writing
- Reading Challenge
- Book Clubs
- Film Enrichment
- Design Enrichment
- Art Enrichment
- Digital Design
- Making Shakespeare Fun
- Aerial Dance
- Zip-Zap-Boing Club
Challenge activities are exciting and stimulating, designed to help our learners to develop confidence, resilience, aspirations, and health.
Strand 4 activities include:
- First Aid Awareness Sessions
- British Sign Language
- Chess Club
- Ten Tors
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Ambassador roles provide learners with the opportunity to engage and contribute to the college community.
Undertaking these roles on a formally established basis enables us to genuinely place students at the heart of everything we do.
Strand 5 activities include:
- Wellbeing Wednesdays
- Sustainability Group
- LGBTQ+ Group
- Digital Advocates
- Student Voice
- Student Union
- Mental Health Champions
- Student Ambassadors
- Brit Challenge