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Homework Clubs Monday - Thursday

In order to alleviate what can sometimes become a stressful situation at home, The Corsham School provides the following homework clubs, all having access to computers and printers. Students do not need to sign up for these clubs.

Lunchtime Homework Help
Monday - Friday in the Library

Library 3-4pm 

Open to all students, with priority given to Year 7 students on a Monday. Staffed by Ms M Burn LRC Manager. 

L21 (Library Classroom) 3-4pm 

Open to students who receive additional support within the school. Parents will receive a letter of invitation to this club. Staffed by Ms C Evans HLTA, Homework Club Supervisor. 

Any queries please email the appropriate member of staff concerned

Extra Curricular — Enrichment activities

Extra Curricular Activities
Club Day Time Location Year Group
Flute & Clarinet Monday Lunchtime H14 All
Drama Club Monday Lunchtime Drama Studio 1 7
Matilda Rehearsals Monday 3-4 pm Drama Studio 1 7
DT Club Tuesday  3-4 pm T3/T4 7
Geeky Games Club Tuesday Lunchtime 6th Form Centre 7
History Club Tuesday 3-4 pm H4 All
David Attenborough Club Tuesday  Lunchtime R23 All
Hobby Club Wednesday Lunchtime T20 7
Creative Arts Club Wednesday Lunchtime Sit & Chat Space 7
Choir Wednesday Lunchtime H14 All
Geography Club Thursday Lunchtime H5a 7 to 10
Christian Union Thursday Lunchtime R3 7
Well-Being Friday  Lunchtime R1 7
Drop-In Science Support Thursday  3-4pm S20 10
Drop-In Science Support Tuesday Lunchtime S20 10
Band Club Wednesday 3-4pm H29 7 to 9
Sparx Homework Support    Wednesday Lunchtime S27 7 to 9
Sparx Homework Support  Wednesday Lunchtime S26 10 to 11
Craft Club Thursday Lunchtime T7 All
English Homework Club Tuesday  Lunchtime R7 8 to 10
English Revision Monday Lunchtime R7 11
Reading Room Thursday Lunchtime R1 All
Debate Club Tuesday Lunchtime R2 9 to 13
English Club Wednesday 3-4pm R2  10 to 11
Maths Foundation Drop-In  Tuesday  3-4pm R12 11
Maths Higher Drop-In Thursday 3-4pm S15 11
Maths Revision Monday 3-4pm Maths Corridor 11
Diversity Group Thursday Lunchtime H2 All
MFL Film Club Thursday Lunchtime H9 7 to 9 

Duke of Edinburgh

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for young people. It is a recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a DofE Award. Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and teamwork.

We are very proud of the continued success of our students on the programme, and more information about their many achievements will appear on this page shortly. Our DofE programme is co-ordinated by Miss Emily Weston, an experienced outdoor instructor and PE Teacher, who can be contacted for more information by clicking here.

There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Corsham School offers students in years 9 – 13 a DofE programme at all three award levels:

Bronze (Year 9 onwards)





Three months

Three months

Three months

Plan, train for and undertake a two-day, one night expedition

All participants must undertake a further three months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver (Year 10 onwards)





Six months

One section for six months and the other section for three months

Plan, train for and undertake a three-day, two-night expedition

Direct entrants must undertake a further six months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Gold (Year 11 onwards)






Twelve months

One section for twelve months and the other section for six months

Plan, train for and undertake a four-day, three-night expedition

Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for five days and four nights.


Entrants will need to complete an expedition at each stage of the award:



Minimum hours of planned activity each day


Two days and one night

At least six hours during the daytime (three of which must be spent travelling)


Three days and two nights

At least seven hours during the daytime (three and a half of which must be spent travelling)


Four days and three nights

At least eight hours during the daytime (four of which must be spent travelling)



Year 7 Brokerswood Residential

Year 7 Boulogne Day Trip

Year 9 STEM day

Year 9 Pencelli Residential 

Year 9 French Exchange

Year 9 WW1 Battlefields Ypres Residential

Year 9 World Challenge

Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 10 World Challenge

Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 11 World Challenge

World Challenge

Every year The Corsham School gives students the chance to take part in a World Challenge expedition. lasting between ten and thirty-two days. We visit various far flung corners of the globe, giving students the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures and learn about themselves in the vastly differing surroundings of South America, Africa and Asia. Previous World Challenge expeditions have seen our students visit the following countries:

  • 2010 - Peru
  • 2011 - Iceland
  • 2012 - Bolivia
  • 2013 - Morocco
  • 2014 - Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2015 - Iceland
  • 2016 - India
  • 2017 - Iceland
  • 2018 - Borneo and Malaysia

Iceland 2017

This year we were able to trek the whole Laugavegur trail (54km) because of fine weather and not an unusual downfall of 5ft of snow as in 2015. However, had we arrived one day earlier we would have been in a deluge of rain that would have meant moving further down the trail by vehicle. The weather is always unpredictable in the mountains but we have to be prepared for all eventualities.

We enjoyed a wonderful time at the Blue Lagoon on the first day on the way from the airport. This was a perfect way to relax after the flight. The very next day we were transported by minibus to Landmannalaugar but had to stop along the way at a supermarket to do all of our food shopping. We got to grips we camping and cooking for ourselves very quickly. On the high plateau over the first day and a half we crossed a lot of snow in misty conditions but the subsequent four days we had wonderful hot weather. We walked 12-15km on each day and the team showed fantastic fitness levels. The vies of waterfalls, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, multi-coloured mountains and huge river valleys were spectacular.

We finished our trek at Thorsmork where we were able to relax in the hotspring and view the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that grounded all planes in 2010 because of it’s huge eruption. The team were also able to go whale watching and actually got to see minke whales.