Liberal Arts Pathway
Outstanding Enrichment, Outstanding Learners
All students at CSLA are part of the Liberal Arts Pathway. This is our specialist provision for students who are very able and interested in pursuing Liberal Arts subjects at A level and university. In addition to the expert teaching they receive at the VI form academy, CSLA will provide many opportunities beyond the normal curriculum to ensure that you are able to apply for the most competitive universities worldwide. In addition, all CSLA students complete an Extended Project, working on their own independent research.
As part of the Liberal Arts Pathway, there is an unparalleled co-curricular programme of lectures, seminars, workshops, additional tutoring and individualised support to assist CSLA students in achieving a place at their chosen top university.
The Liberal Arts Pathway provides:
• An introduction to theoretical and critical concepts
• Lectures by visiting academics
• Developing research and academic writing skills
• Access to wider academic reading
• Trips to universities
The Festival of Ideas
To reflect the values of our school and to showcase the work of our students, CSLA will be holding an annual Festival of Ideas during the summer term. Through a series of events, open to our community, there will be a celebration of cultural and critical ideas. This will include public speaking events, mini-lectures on students’ research and staff/ student panel discussions.
Research Placements, Summer Schools and Enrichment Opportunities
There are many opportunities for students in Year 12 to get real-life experiences of their studies. At CSLA we support our students to take up these opportunities when they are available.