We offer an exceptional range of opportunities beyond the curriculum to engage, inspire and challenge you.
In Year 12 you will be expected to undertake an extension opportunity. We offer a range to suit all interests and future aspirations:
We encourage our Sixth Form students to continue to take part in as many extra-curricular opportunities as possible including: music; sport; The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; and charitable events.
All our Sixth Form students are expected to commit one hour a week to assisting and supporting Key Stage Three lessons or activities. Not only does this help make you feel part of the wider school community, but enables you to develop key skills such as interpersonal communication, time management and problem-solving that will make you stand out when making future university, apprenticeship or job applications.
We are keen for our students to read around, and demonstrate their passion for, their A-Level subjects. Our Super-Curricular programme is promoted throughout our Sixth Form, with support given so that you engage further with your subjects.
All our Sixth Form students have the opportunity to take on varying types of responsibility. This not only helps you grow skills useful for adult life but supports our commitment to responding to students’ voices. These opportunities include: Student Leadership Team, whether as a Student Head of School, Head of House or Prefect; Student Forum; and Charity Committee.
Visitors and speakers are regularly welcomed into the Sixth Form to broaden your understanding of key issues in the wider world as well as other aspects of life you will need to navigate in future. The programme supports a breadth of topics ranging from politics and international relations, personal finance and sexual health to relationships and safe driving.
We have high expectations for all our students and offer a distinct programme for those identified as More Able and Gifted, which provides additional support and challenge so that you achieve your potential.
We offer a range of trips, events and clubs that aim to stretch and promote your intellectual curiosity and open your eyes to the future pathways available to you which correspond with your talents and interests.
This includes our More Able group, a discussion group to encourage independent thought on current worldwide issues.
We also offer extensive support with Oxbridge applications including mock interviews with specialists to help prepare you for the rigours of any university interviews you may be called for and visits to Oxbridge colleges.
We are a recognised exam centre for additional university admissions exams. This covers potential Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry assessments.
For more information about enrichment opportunities in the Sixth Form, please read our prospectus.