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Events and Enrichment

What enrichment opportunities can I access at in the Sixth Form at Ridgewood?

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

A highly prestigious, nationally recognised qualification offered to all Sixth Form students, D of E enables students to develop a vast range of skills, both physical and mental, and they are supported by specialist, highly trained staff.

Young Enterprise

Students involved with the Young Enterprise programme at Ridgewood have won almost 40 awards in just four years – an amazing achievement. The programme provides students with the opportunity to run their own business, source finance, manufacture a product and sell it to members of the public.

PELP (Professional Educational Leadership Programme)

PELP provides an exciting opportunity for Sixth Form students to mentor younger pupils in specific subjects. This is a bespoke programme tailored to develop the skill set of Sixth Form students and enhance the academic progress made by younger students.

Sports Leaders Award Level 3

For those studying PE at Sixth Form, there is an opportunity to take part in the Sports Leaders Award programme. As part of this scheme, students have the opportunity to lead on a particular area of sport, and to design and deliver sessions to others to help improve fitness.

National Citizens Service (NCS)

Ridgewood School is proud of having formed an exciting partnership with the Doncaster Rovers Club Foundation in order to provide students with opportunities to take part in the NCS programme. Students complete the scheme during the summer holidays and spend two weeks away from home; the first week involves a residential activity and the second week is spent volunteering within local charities.


In addition to their scheduled lessons, students at Ridgewood School have the opportunity to complete a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOCs are online courses offered by a variety of renowned universities from around the world, and enable students to access a variety of subjects.

Camps International

New in 2016 will be the exciting opportunity to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tanzania, co-ordinated by Camps International. As part of the programme, students will volunteer for two weeks within a Tanzanian village, helping to develop vital infrastructure including schools, medical centres and houses. They will spend a further week taking part in a PADI scuba diving course, leading to their first PADI qualification.