Sixth Form

Co-curricular

Personal Development 

The most distinctive features of Sixth Form education are choice, independence and personal responsibility. In such a competitive world, students need more than A level grades alone in order to stand out in a job or university application, therefore we expect our Sixth Form students to challenge themselves to take part in the extra-curricular opportunities on offer, come out of their comfort zone and develop themselves as young adults. As well as improving their ‘employability’ skills, involvement in the broader curriculum will be enjoyable and will support students in developing new friendships. 

During the past few years, the following societies/activities have been part of Sixth Form life at TWGSB6. Details about the activities are circulated during term 1 of Year 12. If students wish to introduce a new idea or club we welcome this and they are encouraged to approach the Sixth Form Team. Recent societies and activities include the following:

Amnesty International 

Art gallery visits 

Music Groups, choirs, orchestra, etc. 

Bridge /Chess 

University visits 

Political Discussion Groups 

Debating Society 

Drama Productions/Theatre visits 

Sports and Games 

Engineering Club 

Subject specific seminars 

LGBTQ support group 

Wellbeing Ambassadors 

Prom and Social Team

Student mentoring 

World Challenge 

Madrid trip  

Athens trip 

Taster lectures  

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 

Voluntary Work 

Primary School reading support 

Sixth Form Yearbook Committee 

World War One Poetry Tours 

Model United Nations General Assembly 

Young Enterprise 

Wings of Hope Achievement Award 

Cooking 

Enrichment  

Students will choose either a sport enrichment activity or volunteering that they attend for two hours a fortnight. These activities are designed to offer students the chance to develop skills outside of the standard A Level curriculum. Options vary from year to year, but can include activities such as: football; swimming; gym; badminton, basketball, netball.  Volunteering is also encouraged as an enrichment option and can be arranged independently or through school based programmes such as lower school mentoring, Reading at a local Primary School, Maths Clinic support, Peer mentoring/Wellbeing Ambassadors or departmental subject support.  

Student Leadership Teams 

We expect all of Sixth Form to be role models for our younger students and to act with integrity and personal responsibility in all that they do. All Year 12 students are invited to become a Prefect, assisting in supervision duties throughout the week and working with the Senior Prefect team to work with lower school form groups, run events, represent the school and carry out fundraising. During the Spring term of Year 12, we invite students to apply to become a member of the Student Leadership Team, including applying for the role of House Captain, Senior Prefect, Deputy Head Student, Head Girl and Head Boy.  These roles carry significant responsibility and can be very rewarding.  They provide the students with the opportunity to lead a team, develop public speaking skills and work closely with the Sixth Form and Senior Leadership Team to improve and develop our school.