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. We currently have 57 Student Leaders within the Sixth Form that are part of a number of sub-groups responsible for a variety of areas such as mentoring, values, charity and sport.
Representing the student voice
Senate acts as a forum for representing the views of students. Through the Senate, students can make their views known on issues which affect their 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 alongside other sub-committees of the Students Leadership Team, organise 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. Our Student Leaders organise 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 popular ‘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 great range 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 and our feeder primary schools through mentoring younger students, running sports clubs and helping pupils with the paired reading programme.
All students within their time in Sixth Form will have the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement linked to their intended career pathway should they wish. Work Placements provide students with valuable life skills, gaining knowledge and experience on real life projects in preparation for University or their 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
Being a Church School we take our obligation to broaden our students’ religious awareness and to support our community seriously. Whilst in the Sixth Form students will pursue the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award (YLA), which will include a range of modules such as: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Managing Others and Team work. 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. Alongside completing the YLA students will take part in regular discussion on the influence of faith in our world today. Students will be refreshed in an understanding of a range of faiths and how they currently, and have previously, influenced the world we live in today. This course offers a great opportunity to broaden general knowledge, initiate intrigue and allow healthy reflection and debate. This course is delivered by our Outstanding RE department where their expertise and genuine interest and enthusiasm delivers a truly enriching experience.