There are a large number of opportunities for you to take advantage of during your time in the Sixth Form. School sports teams are run in rugby, football, basketball, netball, cross-country, golf and athletics. Music and Drama both continue to be very popular choices for many students and the various school bands are well supported by the Sixth Form. House Sport, Music, Debating and Drama also provide opportunities for extra-curricular involvement and leadership throughout Years 12 and 13. Students are keen to continue to support their House in these events; the challenge for the Cock House Cup is hotly contested each year. Students joining us from outside for their Sixth Form studies are placed in a House at the start of Year 12 and encouraged to participate in the various events and competitions.
We run a very successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, with many students achieving their Gold Award. Students have the opportunity to take part in the Model United Nations, debating and school quiz teams, amongst other activities, for example, the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. A number of our Sixth Form students undertake the Level Two and Level Three Sports Leaders programmes and we have tremendous success with this in the local community.
In addition, there are many opportunities for you to become involved in activities that may be less obvious, but equally important. These include being a mentor to Year 7 students, peer mentoring within your academic subjects, reading with younger students, helping out in certain lessons such as Science, History, Modern Languages and Games/PE, developing communication skills by working at local junior schools in their after-school clubs and sitting on school committees. In recent years Sixth Form students have introduced and led some of these activities themselves. Their legacy lives on in the Aspiring Medics, Super-Curricular and Year 7 Transition Mentoring programmes. Extra-curricular involvement is always an area that prospective employers or University admissions tutors look for in Sixth Form students. It offers an extra dimension to your Sixth Form experience, enriches you as individuals and allows you to develop skills outside of the classroom.
We have a long-established student leadership structure in the Sixth Form. Each year we appoint a Head Boy and Head Girl, a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. They are supported by a team of Senior Prefects and Subject Ambassadors. The latter positions were introduced a few years ago in response to the quality of the applications received, in order to increase and widen the number of leadership opportunities available for students. Each of the six Houses has a House Captain and Vice-Captain who support the (staff) Head of House in planning and organising the participation in the many House events offered throughout the school during the year.
Please find below links to some of our Senior Student Leaders for 2021-2022