Enrichment

Through the school’s new and innovative Darwin Programme we have a series of Elective courses that form part of the wider timetabled Sixth Form curriculum.  These include opportunities to: run and develop a business as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme, develop a school magazine, put on a play, study Anthropology, unpick bad science in the news, be part of the community service volunteering schemes at our partner schools.

Sixth Formers are important members of school squads and organise sports clubs for younger members of the school.

Music, Dance, Debating and Drama are an integral part of the Sixth Form life as Sixth Formers become leaders and soloists in a rich range of choral and orchestral performances and take leading roles on the stage.

The annual World Challenge Expedition provides opportunities for girls to enjoy an inspirational physically challenging and cultural enriching experience - to Mongolia (2014), Madagascar (2015) and Cambodia and Laos (2016).

The academic programme is enhanced by Academic Conferences, Lectures and Societies. In the past year, Professor Robert Winston has lectured at the school on Reproductive Science and Dr Carrie Vout on the Representation of the Divine in Classical Art. Last year, we hosted a Classics Conference and a Sixth Form Economics Conference for local schools.

Many academic subjects offer exciting study trips in the Sixth Form – Iceland for Geography; Florence with the Art Department; San Francisco with Computing and Business and Economics; Italy with Classics; Germany and France with the Modern Languages Department. The Sports tour next year will be off to Barbados.