Elective activities

In Bristol, our elective afternoons allow students to choose their favourite activities, so they are only ever doing something that excites them. Options include: Get Ready for University: Gain a competitive advantage and pick up top tips to help get ready for university.  
  • Arts and crafts: Tie-dye, graffiti, paint day, murals, photography.  Please make the most of our schools’ fabulous, well-resourced art studios. 
  • Athletics: Improve athletic ability and fitness -learn to hurdle, long jump, high jump, javelin, and shot put before competing in a decathlon. 
  • Drama: Learn the art of open script conversations improvisation, then star in a performance 
  • English: Turbocharge English language acquisition with classes including essay-writing and presentation skills. 
  • Food technology: Finesse culinary talents, including knife skills, how to make the perfect batter and cake decoration.  Tasks include a mystery box challenge and the grand Master Chef finale. 
  • Games:  Tennis, Alaskan baseball, football, ultimate frisbee and much more   
  • Horse-riding: Suitable for complete beginners or experienced riders.  There is a perfect horse for everyone! (extra fees incurred). 
  • Outdoor learning:   Gain essential knowledge about outdoor survival. Build a fire and cook on it.  Forage flora and fauna.  

The Elective activities complement our unique learning programme designed for students aged 12-14 and 15-17. The exciting trips and the accredited Be a leader programme create a colourful mix that makes the summer perfect.

Get Ready for University

Gain a competitive advantage and pick up top tips to help you get ready for university.   

  • University visit

  • Guest speaker
  • Help and guidance in finding a course, personal statement writing, accreditation, portability of credentials, admissions, finances, scholarships, work during studies and after graduation, and international opportunities.  

HORSE-RIDING elective* (3x per week)
  • Large indoor arena, 
  • Outdoor arena, 
  • Over 100 acres with a cross country course and show jumping course, 
  • 13 horses on-site 
  • several riding instructors 
  • BHS approved and British Eventing registered. 
The price per session is 55 GBP. Please get in touch with us for more information. 

GOLF elective* (3x per week) 
Golf is a fascinating sport with so many aspects of the game to learn, from putting through to the full swing. Getting out onto the course is a fantastic experience and challenge to try and better your score each time you play. 
There is no finer place in somerset to learn the game of golf than Burnham & Berrow ; a Championship Links Course ranked number 31 in Great Britain & Ireland. We will learn everything from putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and different formats on the course during the coaching sessions. These sessions will suit all kinds of abilities, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced golfer, as the challenges we set can be tailored to your ability.