Throughout each year we are pleased and proud to welcome speakers from a variety of different places; charitable organisations, local groups, different careers and backgrounds to talk to Sixth Form students about all manner of subjects. In the academic year 2022-23 we had talks from the Terrence Higgins Trust, Amnesty International, Animal Aid, Humanists, Gambling Awareness, Water Aid and the Samaritans amongst others. If you feel you could offer a session to our students, please do get in touch with our office.
Assemblies take place weekly for the Sixth Form and are an important way of communicating key messages to students about all sorts of topics, both academic and pastoral. Assemblies offer the opportunity to celebrate our successes and for students to update their peers on their achievements both in and out of school.
Students in Year 12 can participate in the Community Sports Leaders Award, which runs alongside their other studies. Students develop leadership skills through participation in sport, which can then be transferred to other departments around the school through roles as Subject Ambassadors.
Every two years, a team of Challengers takes on a life-changing expedition to a developing country with World Challenge. Students commit to fundraising to support their trip and the two week expedition includes different phases; trekking, working on a local project, rest and relaxation. Previous expeditions have included Morocco, Ethiopia, Zambia (2016) Nepal (2018) and Namibia (2020). Where will we explore next….?
All students are expected to participate in community service, committing to engage with the school community. Students will complete a minimum of 10 hours per term and students who complete more than this amount are rewarded and have their achievements recognised. Students can help out by volunteering at school events and helping teachers in a class of their choice.
Safe Drive, Stay Alive
Each year in the Autumn Term we take our Year 12 students to the Wycombe Swan to see the production of ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’. This hard-hitting and thought-provoking event aims to raise the awareness of young people as they begin to consider learning to drive or ride mopeds.
For more details about EPQ, please see the ‘Curriculum’ section of the Sixth Form website.
Company Programme that enables participants to experience what it’s like to set up and run a student company, https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/what-we-do/secondary-programmes/company-programme/
Bucks Skills Hub Challenge Days
At different times throughout the academic year, Year 12 have the opportunity to participate in Challenge Days, organised through the Bucks Skills Hub. These events comprise of a first round within school where students work in teams to create a pitch which is judged by external visitors to the school. The winning team is offered the opportunity to compete with other local schools at a final event.