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Extra-Curricular Activities

On this page you will find information on extra-curricular activities run at Cotham School and a timetable of these activities. You can see all PE/Sports and Performing Arts extra-curricular activites on their own pages to the right.

All Years After School Study 

Get your homework done after school.

When: Everyday until 4.15pm
Where: Library
Staff: Library staff

Art Catchup 

KS4 GCSE catch up.

When: Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday: 3.15pm - 4.30pm
Where: Room C005/C007/C102/C103
Staff: GH/JSB/LA/HHA

Art Club 

KS3 art catch-up. Also a small group of Year 7 and 8 students making felt soft toys until October half term.

When: Friday lunch
Where: Room C007
Staff: LA

Band Academy (music) 

Music club for electric and bass guitarists, drum kit, keyboard and singers to joina band.

When: Friday lunch
Where: Room C007
Staff: LA

Board Game Club 

KS3 only. Bring your own board games (and friends to play them with!)

When: Wednesday 3.10pm - 4.10pm
Where: Room A203
Staff: CCY

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh 

This award is open to all Year 10 students and requires a commitment of the full year. There are four sections to complete, including two walking expeditions. The DofE award is a fantastic opportunity and is not only fun and challenging but will provide students with the skills for life and work.

Through the volunteering section students will have a positive impact on other people’s lives and there is an endless list of different types of projects they can get involved in.

The expedition will challenge students physically and mentally. They will have to work in a team of up to seven and plan, train and complete the expedition together.

The Skills section is all about developing practical skills, social skills and personal interests.  By choosing to develop a particular skill students are not only developing a new talent but will also boost their self-esteem and learn how to set and rise to a challenge.

Through the Physical section students should achieve a greater physical fitness through participation and improvement in physical activity.  It's sure to make them feel healthier and they’ll have fun along the way

Applications for the Bronze award take place at the end of Year 9 and begin right at the start of Year 10. There is a fee involved to cover the registration packs and the expeditions.

Climbing Club 

All year groups.

When: Tuesday 3.15pm - 5.45pm
Where: Offsite
Staff: SC

Computer Composing Club (music) 

Music club for pupils who want to compose music using computers.

When: Tuesday lunch time 1.10pm - 2.00pm
Where: Room E113
Staff: FB

Cotham Chorus (music singing) 

Singing for all year groups, singing a range of styles.

When: Wednesday lunch 1.10pm - 2.00pm
Where: Music Recital room E201
Staff: BC

Cotham Rookies (music) 

Junior orchestra for brass, woodwind, strings, guitars.

When: Thursday lunch 1.10pm - 2.00pm
Where: Music Recital room E202
Staff: BC

Digital Leaders 

DIgitial leaders take part and led whole school IT projects for the school.

When: Monday pm Tutor
Where: Room B009
Staff: JLL

French controlled assessments catch up 

Year 11.

When: Wednesday Week A 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Where: Room A120
Staff: SD

Games Programming Club 

Students can come along to learn games programming in multiple languages.

When: Friday After School
Where: Room B002

German Club KS3 

Open to any KS3 student.

When: Thursday 3.15pm - 3.45pm
Where: Room A119
Staff: CMA

Grammar and catch up club 

Open to Year 12 and Year 11 French and Spanish.

When: Friday Week B 3.05pm - 4.05pm
Where: Various rooms
Staff: Class teacher

History Clinic 

KS3, KS4, KS5 Help with H/W and Assessments.

When: Wednesday lunch and after school
Where: Room A103
Staff: JLL

Hollywood Vs History Club 

Comparing History films to historic reality.

When: Thursday 3.15pm - 4.30pm
Where: Room A101
Staff: JLL

ICT Catch Up 

Catch up for all years.

When: Every Lunch
Where: Room B001
Staff: TWA

KS3 Creative Writing 

Open to any KS3 student. A fun and creative session!

When: Wednesday lunch 1.10pm - 1.40pm
Where: Room A212
Staff: RBI

Lunch time club - games, drawing, chat, homework help 

Key stage 3.

When: Monday - Thursday lunchtime
Where: Room B008 (tbc)
Staff: Year 11 prefects (EA)

Maths Homework Club 

Get your homework done after school with help from A level mathematicians if you get stuck!

When: Monday and Wednesday from 3.10pm - 4.10pm
Where: Room A209
Staff: Year 13 Mathematicians

MFL Support 

KS4 & KS3 catch up & grammar help.

When: Tuesday 3.05pm - 4.05pm
Where: Room A118
Staff: AEL

Morse Code Club 

Learn the code, unscramble messages, send messages, compeitions and prizes. Just turn up.

When: Friday lunch
Where: Room C210
Staff: $EK

Philosophy Club 

Chaired by Dr Christopher Gifford of the Institute of Philosophy - informal debate and discussion around
philosophical and ethical issues, politics & current affairs. All year groups welcome.

When: Monday 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Where: Room A105
Staff: RMO

Sewing Bee 

Years 7 & 8 fashion upcycling. (from October half term).

When: Friday lunch
Where: Room C102
Staff: LA

Software Surgery 

KS4 catch up and development.

When: Thursday
Where: Room B001
Staff: ICT department

Tech Future Club 

Technology Club for Girls.

When: Tuesday
Where: Room B001
Staff: GM \ TWA

Year 10 National Theatre Connexions Rehearsals 

Starting in October half term for G and T students to work on piece performed at the Old Vic in March.

When: Tuesday 3.15pm - 5.00pm, every other friday (tbc)
Where: Drama Studio
Staff: DMI

Year 11 REP Clinic 

Friday lunchtimes from Term 2 - bring exam questions or revision materials for one-to-one feedback.

When: Friday 1.15pm
Where: Room A104
Staff: LAL

Year 7 Book Club 

First meeting October 19th to discuss 'My Swordhand is Singing' by Marcus Sedgwick.

When: Monthly
Where: Room B008
Staff: SWO

Year 7 Dance Company 

Creating and performing Dances for the school Dance Shows.

When: Friday 1.15pm - 2.00pm
Where: Room E008
Staff: RT

Year 7 Drama Club 

A fun Drama session for anyone in year 7. Just turn up..

When: Friday 1.15pm
Where: Room E117 (studio)
Staff: HA

Year 7 Philosophy Club 

For Year 7 only with the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

When: Tuesday 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Where: Room A116
Staff: GM