Alternate Wednesday
afternoon programme

At King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, there are no timetabled lessons on alternate Wednesday afternoons in week 1 and instead the time is used to extend and enrich the curriculum for students. With parental consent, students can either choose to remain in school to participate in an extra-curricular activity aimed at improving student wellbeing and extending the school curriculum or they may leave the school site to undertake work experience, volunteering and independent study opportunities.

School buses operate as normal at the end of the school day for those students who are staying in school and wish to travel home by the Green Bus. School buses will not be available for students wishing to leave school at 1.20pm and these students will have to make their own way home or be picked up by a parent.

The following is a list of the courses on offer during the current academic year, which is subject to review in the academic year 2022-2023:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Eco-Warriors Choir WBA B-Fit Health and Fitness Supervised study
Dance Cricket AVFC Mandarin
Capoeira Arabic and Art Supervised study Supervised Study
Board Game Design Supervised Study
Supervised Study

Please refer to the termly school newsletter for regular feedback and experiences of pupils participating in the activities listed above.

Dates 2022-2023

Sessions run throughout the academic year on Wednesday afternoons in Week 1 from 1.55pm until the end of the school day.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Wednesday 21st September Wednesday 4th January Wednesday 19th April
Wednesday 5th October Wednesday 18th January Wednesday 3rd May
Wednesday 19th October Wednesday 1st February Wednesday 17th May
Wednesday 9th November Wednesday 8th March Wednesday 7th June 2022
Wednesday 23rd November Wednesday 15th March Wednesday 17th June
Wednesday 7th December Wednesday 22nd March Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 5th July
Wednesday 19th July

If you have any questions about these sessions please contact