Head: Mr Phillip Stapleton
There are a huge range of extracurricular activities for sixth form students to take part in, from sport, drama and dance through to debating, STEM, orchestras and yoga.
Despite giving our Sixth Form students more independence and freedom to manage their own time, we do strongly encourage you to balance your studies with a manageable and varied extracurricular programme.
As with the rest of the senior, the ECA (extracurricular activities) schedule offers variety and a great deal of choice, from sport and martial arts to music and academic clubs.
The Sixth Form Diploma, aims to encourage involvement in a number of different disciplines, which cover not just physical activities but also academic enrichment to supplement a student’s studies. All these are closely linked to our school characteristics, namely courage, commitment, care, creativity, confidence, curiosity and critical thinking.
Many of our students will enrol in our two debating societies – Socrates Club and the Phoenix Society, or the Aldiss Society – a series of lectures by guest speakers.
There are also opportunities through STEM clubs, dissection club, medical society, art club, drama productions, choirs, orchestras and jazz bands, dance and, of course sport.
Just see what some of our Sixth Formers get up to in their spare time.
"I play sport, especially netball, and I’m involved in the concert and jazz bands! I really enjoy these as it breaks up the academic life of sixth form and allows me to develop new skills outside of the classroom."
"I particularly enjoy playing in the school basketball team where I get to play fixtures competitively against other schools. I have been participating in ‘mathmagician’ and the STEM. club to further my knowledge in the field of Maths and physics which I think will be useful in my future life."
"I am a member of the charities committee and enjoy working as part of a team with my peers, towards a shared goal. The social aspect of the committee provides me with a healthy balance between school work and free time."
"Taking part in hockey, tennis and chamber orchestra allows me to relax, have a break from my studies and participate in something I really enjoy. They have enabled me to refine teamwork and communication skills, both of which I believe are important to have."
"The Socrates and Phoenix societies provide us with the chance to speak about or listen to debates on controversial issues. Also, I have enjoyed the Aldiss society lectures in Friday lunchtimes, which cover a range of academic topics. English Club with Mrs Pugsley is also great fun as we eat too many snacks, laugh a lot and ‘get creative’!"
"I am involved in a multitude of activities from chapel choir, jazz band, hockey, athletics and many more. I love doing things outside of my academic life as it means I can release stress and focus on the things I really love."