Our Sixth Form is a dynamic and vibrant community which not only relies on the involvement of staff but also students in order to make things happen.The more you become involved in Sixth Form life, the more you will enjoy your time with us.
Representing the student voice
You can be elected onto the Student Senate which acts as a forum for representing the views of students.Through the Senate you can make your views known on issues which affect your life as a student. Two students are also elected as Head Boy and Head Girl and they lead the whole School Council. In addition, the Senate organises social events and raises funds for the Sixth Form and for selected charities.
Charity and community work
The Sixth Form aims to raise money through various events and activities for local, national and international charities. The Senate organises charity events ranging from quizzes, cake sales and even bad hair days! A highlight of the year is the annual ‘Raising and Giving’ week prior to the Christmas holidays. Sixth Form students organise a whole host of activities involving members of our School community. Popular events include the ‘Christmas Fayre’ and the ‘Teacher Discomfort’ event.
Students are also keen to get involved in the community, helping local charities to run projects in the local area. There are a whole host of volunteering opportunities available, many of our students help out on a regular basis with local nursery schools and homes for the elderly. Other students will get involved in the main school through mentoring younger students, running sports clubs and helping pupils with the paired reading programme.
All students within their time in Sixth Form will take part in a work experience placement linked to their intended career pathway. The placement provides students with valuable life skills, gain knowledge and experience on real life projects in preparation for university or future career.
Trips are not only an integral part of 'out of classroom' learning but also offer a chance for students to explore new experiences. Students have enjoyed skiing visits to the Alps, Business trips to New York alongside many other opportunities within subject areas. Other trips are offered to help students gain first hand experiences of new cultures, providing them with life long memories.
Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award
As part of our Sixth Form Enrichment Programme, students can also pursue the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award (YLA). Students will complete modules in the following areas: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Managing Others and Team work.
Students will complete a leadership challenge at the end of every module and will work to make a real difference about issues they feel passionate about. As a result, the benefits of this course are huge, as not only does it help students prepare a stunning UCAS application, it also helps prepare students for life beyond school and university.