Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Extra-curricular opportunities for Sixth Form students help them foster an appreciation for other aspects of school life.

Extra-curricular opportunities in the Sixth Form are as important as their academic studies. It can help demonstrate that you have interests, and good time management alongside your academic studies and also can help prove some of those transferable skills sought after by employers and universities alike.

For further information on some of the opportunities we offer please click the links below.

Trips

Trips are an important part of a student's sixth form experience. They offer fantastic opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom and help to create memories that will stay for a lifetime.

The current trips that are on offer to Sixth Form students include:

  • Ski trip (2023 - Austria)
  • World Challenge (2023 - Eswatini & Kruger National Park)
  • Washington and New York (History and Politics)
  • Iceland (Geography)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Silver Award, Gold is planned shortly)
  • Cranedale (Geography field trip)
  • UCAS Exhibition (Excel Centre, London)

Sport

Sports teams in the Sixth Form are very competitive and enter various competitions at district, county and national level. There are also a number of clubs that students can join during the week and also a state-of-the-art gym and fitness suite including a free weights area

Enrichment

All students in Year 12 and 13 undertake a timetabled one hour enrichment class once a fortnight. This enables the students to develop skills vital to their well being as well as for their own personal development. Classes available to students include:

  • Cooking for university
  • First aid
  • Environment committee
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Design Technology
  • GMO project/Crest Award
  • Volunteering

Sixth Form Games

All students also undertake a timetabled hour of Sixth Form games once a fortnight. This provides students with the opportunity to be active and helps promote physical and mental wellbeing. Students are able to select the activities that they wish to take part in and pick a new activity each term. The current activities available include:

  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Swimming and waterpolo
  • Dance
  • Indoor games

Work Experience

Students are invited to participate in one week of work experience at the end of Year 12. They are encouraged to explore opportunities within their chosen field of study to enhance their personal statements for university and life beyond school. This meets Gatsby Benchmark 5 - encounters with employers and the Career Development Framework objectives of managing career, creating opportunities and seeing the bigger picture. It prepares students for life, providing them with valuable work experience and workability skills that are part of the Hertfordshire Skills Framework.