You will use Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects to create an industry-level video sequence that you can add to your portfolio of work to evidence your skills. Each week we will introduce you to a new key skill to help you create your final sequence. This learning format will give you plenty of time to develop and polish your skills between sessions.
This group is all about giving you opportunities to learn about and support amnesty initiatives. Our group is affiliated with Amnesty International and has the power to vote for board members and vote on important resolutions that determine the organisation’s direction. As a member you in investigate and engage with cases that have moved you the most. You will also hear from visiting speakers about their work promoting human rights around the world.
Animation has become an increasingly important media form. Outstanding examples can be seen on platforms as diverse as advertising, feature films, mobile phone content, the internet, television and computer games. Quality animation relies on people having innovative and dynamic ideas, and that is exactly what we will encourage. You will work on design, character, setting and narrative, among many other things. In particular, this Enrichment aims to develop your skills in creating 2D and 3D animations using both traditional and digital techniques.
Come and gain hands-on experience in how archaeologists discover, analyse and interpret the lives of humans from the past. This Enrichment encompasses logic, science and imagination, and is open to anyone, not just people studying related subjects. Archaeology represents a unique stepping-stone between the arts and the sciences. And because it is all about human behaviour, it will give you skills, knowledge and insights that you can transfer to other areas of your learning.
You can gain an introduction and start exploring some of the most important concepts related to artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, you will have the opportunity to build your own neural network using the Python programming language. Together we will also look at some of the wider implications of the use of AI in society, making projections about our future based on numerical and anecdotal evidence. You will get the most out of this Enrichment option if you are doing A Level Maths and/or Computing.
Brock2Kenya is a life-changing opportunity to support our link projects in Africa, both for you and the children you will help. You will enhance your CV and UCAS application, build your skills, take part in activities linked to your studies, fundraise to finance your trip, and ultimately make a sustainable difference to young lives. Educational activities you will provide for the children at the projects include lessons in reading, spelling, maths, science, games, sports, music, feeding, welfare, guidance, and basic health. The trip also includes cultural and environmental experiences, such as a safari adventure and an elephant sanctuary visit.
Brock Studio Sessions
You can enjoy high-quality studio time at our industry-level recording facilities by selecting this Enrichment opportunity. Our Music Technology experts will be on-hand to give you all the help and advice you need to expand your production know-how and lay down your artistic visions as polished studio tracks. If you write, arrange and/or perform music, then you will undoubtedly benefit from this chance to expand your studio knowledge and skills while creating original recorded entertainment for your portfolio.
3D Art & Design
If you would like to have fun learning how to make 3D sculpture, then this Enrichment will introduce you to a variety of techniques you can then take forward. You will gain a solid understanding of the 3D design process, including how to develop your idea and the processes involved in producing your finished item.
This is a vibrant and friendly group for people of faith and people interested in faith. Naturally, we pray and study the Bible together. However, we also discuss meaning and different interpretations, and ask ourselves searching questions about morality and the divine. Oh, and we play games and eat food…
Classical Production will see you audition and join the cast of the College’s classical touring play. Following rehearsals you will take the show on the road, performing to pupils at local schools. This experience is designed to give you the enjoyment of studying a new work, the chance to meet and work alongside likeminded people, and the thrill of live stage performance.
If you are a skilled writer and want the experience of working as a reporter to enhance your CV and UCAS application, or as the first step a journalistic career, then this is the opportunity for you. You will learn about news formulas, structure, editing, production and important aspects of media law. If being a reporter is not your thing, then maybe you could engage with this opportunity as a budding columnist, crafting arguments with which readers may agree or strongly disagree.
Colouring for Calm
You can chill out, take time off, and find yourself the right headspace to improve your focus, reduce stress and improve your mindfulness by engaging with this opportunity. Colouring for Calm is run by staff who are there to support your emotional wellbeing. They will ensure you can enjoy a peaceful environment where you can indulge in therapeutic colouring and create beautiful works.
Comic Book Café
This Enrichment is your opportunity to meet likeminded comic fans and talk about everything from artistic styles to themes and, of course, who is the best villain… We discuss anime, pop culture, sci-fi, superhero – no genre is off limits. You can even work with others to create your own comic universe with original characters and storylines that you as a comic fan would like to read.
Come and be part of a lively choir that sings a range of songs including hits from contemporary music and musical productions. Importantly, this opportunity is suitable for singers of all levels. Choir is your chance to enjoy being part of a singing group, to perform with others, and simply delve into the musical universe for pure enjoyment.
If you love to write or would just like to try your hand at writing, then come along and discover the endless possibilities of creative writing. Together we will learn about and discuss a multitude of styles and techniques, which you can then emulate, develop, adapt, interweave, or anything you like, to create original literary works. Budding novelists, poets, scriptwriters and journalists will all have the opportunity to bring work along to share with likeminded group members and obtain useful feedback. You can also enter your work in both internal and external competitions.
This Enrichment is a prime opportunity to learn about implementing effective cybersecurity measures to protect computer systems and, more importantly, protect people. You will discover more about the malicious threats of today and develop a detailed understanding of the challenges presented by more devices, more users and more sophisticated attacks.
Dance Company is an auditioned company that practises and rehearses for a range of dance performances, giving you the chance to show what you can do and experience even more performance thrills. Past performances have taken place at The Pavilion theatre in Bournemouth, The University of Winchester and Brock Open Events. Having Dance Company on your CV will help you press home your advantage in future auditions, whether for shows or for entry to schools of dance.
Driving Theory is an extra opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to pass your driving theory test, which is an important step on the way to gaining your full driving licence. By taking part in group quizzes, theory sessions and watching supporting videos, you will build up a framework of knowledge that will strengthen your independent study, hopefully leading to you passing first time.
If you are someone who feels captivated by the medium of film, you will not want to miss this opportunity to meet, discuss and socialise with likeminded movie buffs. You can analyse genres, performances, characters, themes, costumes, scripts, special effects, editing, cinematography, soundtracks, and indeed anything else…You can also gossip about upcoming releases, offer scathing criticisms of methods and industry players you dislike, and importantly, make recommendations to your fellow members.
Fitness Class is one more opportunity to get fit, have fun and meet new people, whatever your fitness level. To keep things interesting, every week will be a different style of exercise, depending on what YOU request. The most important thing to us is that you have fun. In fact, you could even look at the fitness element as a bonus.