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Enrichment

There are many clubs, societies and sports that pupils can take part in during the school day and after school. These  range from Latin to the popular CCF. 

CCF

There are currently 252 CCF Contingents based in UK schools, 200 of these Contingents are within private schools, therefore St. Ignatius College is very privileged to have a CCF and to be able to offer its pupils the opportunities available to CCF Cadets. The aim of the CCF is to provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that its pupils may develop the powers of leadership by means of responsibility, self – reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance. This is done by basing CCF training on military training.

We meet every Monday after school (term time only). We teach a range of skills such as self-discipline, team work, organisation as well as more specific training with map work to help develop the potential of each cadet. We achieve this through a number of exercises and give opportunities to those who are willing to work hard for it. Our contingent is the only contingent to be linked to a school in the Enfield Borough. The CCF is only operational due to the hard work of members of staff who volunteer their time so that pupils at St.Ignatius can benefit from new experiences.

Qualifications:

The CCF offers certain qualifications, which can help the employment prospects of cadets. The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) both basic and advance levels can be attained through the training program. This qualification can help towards a job in security.

First Aid is also taught to cadets reaching the 4th year. A ‘First Aid at Work’ Certificate is signed for those that pass this stage of training. Most employers look for candidates with First Aid qualifications as it is required to have a certain number of trained personnel in the workforce by law. This also entitles you to higher pay in most jobs and can lead to employers sponsoring further medical courses.

The BTEC scheme is also a key part of the CCF. It is available to those in 6th Form who are still part of the Army or RAF. 70% of the overall mark is training already undertaken in previous years, 30% is a marked booklet about specific aspects of the CCF and the Regular forces.

Music

Extra-curricular ensembles are open to all students and include:

  • Drumming Club
  • Brass Club
  • Guitar Club
  • String Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Keyboard Club
  • Close Harmony Group
  • Fast Track Strings

Music Colours:

There is a great tradition of creativity at St Ignatius College and to be awarded Music Colours recognises outstanding musical achievement and commitment. The Ignatian community respects the dedication that these boys have shown towards representing their school with each boy awarded Colours becoming a part of the creative heritage of St Ignatius College.

There are three ranks of Music Colours that can be awarded to a student at the College:-

  • JUNIOR COLOURS are awarded for work in Years 7,8 and 9.
  • INTERMEDIATE COLOURS are awarded for work in Years 10 and 11.
  • SENIOR COLOURS are awarded for work in the Sixth Form. 

The award of colours is made annually at the Summer Arts Festival and takes into consideration the following:-

  • Reaching a high level of academic achievement on the GCSE, BTEC or A-Level Music courses (eg. Grade 7-9, Distinction or A).
  • Achieving a high standard of instrumental or vocal performance (approximately ABRSM Grade 6 equivalent).
  • Consistently producing a range of well-written, creative and original compositions or arrangements.
  • Success in musical competitions both inside and outside of the College.
  • Showing outstanding commitment towards extra-curricular groups by regularly attending all rehearsals and performances (eg. College Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band).

Sport

There are many different sporting teams students at St Ignatius College can join. For more up to date news on all the College’s sporting information, click on the link below:

Sports Fixtures and Results