Extra curricular

CCS students are determined, ambitious learners. We want our students to leave CCS having made exceptional academic progress and achieved great qualifications. In addition, we also want our students to leave as well-rounded individuals. Three ways we aim to achieve this is by encouraging our students to engage with the Big Question of the week, participate in the Master Mission and attend school clubs. Please click on the relevant tab to find out about each programme.

The Big Question

Each week, pupils are posed a different ‘Big Question’ which aims to develop their social, moral, spiritual, cultural, physical, and political awareness, alongside promoting literacy, reinforcing British Values and encouraging their curiosity about the world around them. The Big Question foci are drawn from across all curriculum subjects and none – with the sole purpose of getting our pupils to read about, reflect upon and research into the wide-ranging topical Big Questions.

The weekly assembly focuses on the ‘Big Question’. These assemblies are designed to allow pupils to fully appreciate and grapple with the Big Question. There are also suggestions for enrichment activities that pupils can complete in their own time outside of school. Please see below for details of this week’s Big Question. 

Please click on the link below for details of this week’s Big Question and ways you can explore this further. If you have any questions, please contact your Form Tutor.

The Big Question - Spring 22

Master Mission

Master Mission is a set of objectives that have been designed specifically to encourage our students to become independent, dedicated and curious learners, who contribute to their school and our wider community. There are four levels of Master Mission:  Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
In order to complete their Master Mission, at each level pupils have to meet  eight Key Objectives that fall into four catagories: extension, enrichment, challenge and service.
  • The extension objectives are all about providing our pupils with the opportunities to extend their learning in their own time, demonstrating their commitment to scholarship. 
  • The enrichment objectives encourage pupils to visit places of interest such as museums, art galleries and landmarks. Pupils are also expected to participate in at least one of the many school clubs we have on offer at lunchtimes and after school.
  • The challenge objectives encourage pupils to complete an activity which challenges them to develop physically, culturally and socially.
  • The  service objectives allow pupils to serve the school and local community  through volunteering and fundraising activities. We encourage parents and carers to accompany students when volunteering within the community to ensure their safety. Volunteering opportunities at Cumberland Community School will be on display on our Master Mission noticeboard and regularly updated.

Year 7 pupils are expected to complete the Bronze award, year 8 the Silver and year 9 the Gold. Once they have successfully completed their mission they will be invited to complete the next level up until they reach the highest level -  – the Platinum Master Mission award.

Master Mission Booklet - Bronze

Master Mission Booklet - SilverMaster Mission Booklet - Gold

Master Mission Booklet - Platinum

School Clubs

Please see link below for information about our extended school clubs and activities 

CCS Extended Activities Timetable