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 co-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 is enjoyable and supports 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:
Art gallery visits
Music groups, choirs, orchestra, etc.
Political discussion groups
Drama productions/Theatre visits
Sports and games
LGBTQ support group
Prom and social team
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Primary school reading support
Sixth Form Yearbook Committee
World War 1 Poetry Tours
Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA)
Wings of Hope Achievement Award
Students choose either a sport enrichment activity or volunteering that they attend for four 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/Well-being Ambassadors or departmental subject support.
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.