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Personal Development

 4 Pillars of Personal Development at Cedars Upper School

This highlights the extensive opportunities that students will have during their time at Cedars Upper School. Students have been encouraged to take as many opportunities as they can to get the most out of school and to extend their learning and experiences beyond the classroom. 

Super curricular: Learning Beyond Lessons

Super-curricular is different from extra-curricular. Extra-curricular activities are those outside of their chosen topic, and unrelated to students’ studies, whereas super-curricular activities take the subjects they study further, beyond what they have learnt at school.

Each subject area has developed a super curricular poster to support students in taking their learning beyond their lessons. Click the link to the department of your choice: 

Art Super-curriculum
Biology Super-curriculum 
Business Studies Super-curriculum
Chemistry Super-curriculum 
Computer Science Super-curriculum
Economics Super-curriculum
EFF Super-curriculum 
English & Film Studies Super-curriculum
French Super-curriculum 
Geography Super-curriculum
History Super-curriculum
Maths Super-curriculum 
Music Super-curriculum 
PE Super-curriculum
Philosophy, Ethics & Theology Super-curriculum 
Physics Super-curriculum 
Psychology Super-curriculum
Sociology and Criminology Super-curriculum
Spanish Super-curriculum 
Theatre Studies Super-curriculum 

In addition to this we also have a range of guest speakers on areas of interest such as Parliament, the Army, links to the NHS and so on. Students should keep up today with their google classrooms which will be used to share ways they can extend their knowledge and passion for their subjects.



Personal Development in the Curriculum

This is where we aim to develop our students’ knowledge, understanding and character through programmes such as tutor time and RSHE. for example lessons which develop our value of respectful on LGBTQ+ issues, sexual harrassment and so much more. 

We also support students in giving them the tools to prevent and manage your own well being. Click here for more information on our Student Support Centre (SSC)

In every curriculum area we are implicitly developing our school values to create, engaged, determined, aspirational, respectful and successful.




Interactions with the working world

At Cedars we are fortunate to be able to offer students guidance at all key points of their educational career such as: 

  • 1:1 support with your Post 14 (yr9) and 16 (yr11) options
  • Impartial careers advice in year 11 with 4YP
  • Personal statement support from tutors and teachers at 6F
  • Post 16 and 18 options fayre in January
  • Year 10 Careers day in July
  • Year 9 ‘Take your child to work day’ in July
  • As well as guest speakers in assemblies, small groups, trips, webinars and visits. 

For more information on our Careers Provision please click here 



Extracurricular: Experiences beyond lessons

We have a number of leadership opportunities available

  • Student council representative
  • Student interviewers
  • At 6F to be a subject leader, Ear4U2 mentor or senior student.
  • Equality Ambassadors 
  • Student voice- Click here for more information 

In addition  we have a broad range of extracurricular activities at lunch and afterschool as well as opportunities beyond the school day such as Duke of Edinburgh and many school trips. Click here for more information