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Copleston High School

We are in the process of redesigning our enrichment offer to provide our students with a first class programme that will complement their academic studies.

The new enrichment programme will offer students the opportunity to develop the valuable skills and knowledge needed for life after Sixth Form, and will include sessions on:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Study skills
  • Resilience and aspiration
  • Advice and guidance on university and apprenticeships
  • Careers advice
  • Interview skills
  • Employability skills
  • Sporting opportunities

We also have an enrichment week that takes place at the end of June where all Year 12 students will have the opportunity to take part in:

  • Cultural and educational trips to Berlin and Rome
  • Day trips to Cambridge and London
  • A minimum of two days of work shadowing
  • Other trips that will be confirmed nearer the time

More information regarding our exciting Enrichment programme will be available to students during the next academic year.


For a fantastic opportunity to learn about a whole range of subjects, please click on or below on a link of your choice below: 

Gresham 2020-21 LECTURES:

A series called Cosmic Vision by Astronomy Professor Katherine Blundell, and another by Visiting Professor Roberto Trotta, The Unexpected Universe.

A series on The Psychology of Finance by Business Professor Alex Edmans; a series on Intergenerational Justice by Visiting Professor Martin Daunton.

A three part series on Great Thinkers by Visiting Professor Edith Hall.

The Powers of the Novel by Visiting Professor John Mullan, a one-off lecture on Offensive Shakespeare, a series on ‘classic’ film, Exploding the Film Canon by Visiting Professor Ian Christie.

Two short series about the environment, Our Connected World, and How to Build a Just and Prosperous Planet, by Professor Jacqueline McGlade.

A fascinating series on Evil Women in history by Professor Joanna Bourke; a series on England’s Reformations by Professor Alec Ryrie; a Black History Month series; a series about Darwin and his impact by Visiting Professor Jim Endersby and lots of one-off lectures.

Great Ideas From Computer Science by Professor Richard Harvey, which includes algorithms, data, programs and networks; a lecture on AI and Humour by Visiting Professor Yorick Wilks.

Death, the State and Human Rights by Professor Leslie Thomas QC will discuss police restraint and inquests into deaths in custody (Black Lives Matter); The Politics of the Courtroom by Visiting Professor Thomas Grant will weigh the balance between politicians and the courts.

Gresham Professor Sarah Hart will look at Mathematics in Music and Writing, Professor Kevin Buzzard will ask Will Computers Outsmart Mathematicians, Dr Kit Yates discusses The Maths of Life and Death.

Major Debates in Public Health by the Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty, and Performing Medicine by Visiting Professor Roger Kneebone includes a lecture on knife crime.

Russian Piano Masterpieces by Music Professor Marina Frolova-Walker; 100 years of BBC Radio by Visiting Professor Jeremy Summerly; Dr Xenia Pestova-Bennett will look at Toy and Cyborg Pianos.