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Academic Enrichment

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Academic Extension is offered through our highly diverse Enrichment Programme (EP) and also through their dedication and passion that our teachers have for their subjects. This allows every student the opportunity to try something different and ultimately to excel in something they are passionate about. 

Here are a few examples:

  • A team of engineers designed and built a solar car which was the first European school-built car to race across Australia in 2015 and a future race planned with a new car in 2019. 
  • Students present and hear papers from leading academics at the College’s National Shakespeare Conference each year.
  • An Ardingly team were national Chemistry champions, having won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition.
  • A wide variety of academic trips involves students going to to CERN and the Vatican Observatory (Physics), Iceland (Geography), New York (Art), and to practise languages in France, Germany and Spain.
  • Oxbridge Development
  • UK Space Design participation, in which two Ardingly Student won a trip to Houston to represent the EU team.