We have the means to build on the boundless curiosity of girls at every possible opportunity. Every student is encouraged to take on roles, responsibilities and challenges outside the classroom, building the ambition and confidence that secures success in the next stage of their life.
Our unique BOLD programme is key to our enrichment programme in the Sixth Form. But we also offer many more activities and opportunities.
RACE THE SUN
One of the highlights of the Sixth Form calendar is Race the Sun.
Sixth Form students gather together at a secret location on the edge of the South Downs National Park and walk through the night to reach Beachy Head by sunrise.
The route, completed in tutor groups, encourages teamwork and communication; it is a wonderful opportunity for our close-knit community to come together to complete an unusual challenge with the support of staff members.
ACTIVITIES, CLUBS & SOCIETIES
Our Sixth Form students are presented with a wealth of opportunities throughout their A Level studies. We focus on the interests of each and every student and this is reflected in the range of activities, clubs and societies on offer.
Many of these are run by Sixth Form students and supported by members of staff; this enables us to tailor our opportunities to the needs and interests of each year group.
Sixth Form clubs range from Writing Club and the editing of our school magazine to Photography Club and Speech and Drama Club. We also run a highly successful debating team, a Scrapbooking Club and an Italian Club to name a few.
Three of our most popular activities are the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, Young Enterprise and Engineering in Education scheme, all of which give student invaluable skills for their later life.
A number of our societies help prepare students for specific careers they might be interested in pursuing. For example, our LawSoc and MedSoc societies enable students to keep abreast of all the latest legal cases and medical research.
HIGHER EDUCATION TEAM
Throughout their A Levels, students can seek support from one of three careers and university advisers. The Higher Education Team is led by the Head of Sixth Form and supported by the Head of Futures.
Our aim is to provide the very best support for the UCAS process and to seek school leaver opportunities at major organisations.
We also work closely with students wishing to take a gap year to ensure they are traveling to known areas and doing something that will benefit their university life or future employment.
We support our students if they wish to take days out of school to visit employers, organisations, charities and indeed universities.
Once a year we invite approximately 80 influential professionals into school for a three course meal. The evening is designed to test the networking skills of our Sixth Form students and to strengthen links between our students and professionals in their various fields of interest.
The evening begins with a reception before guests are called through for dinner. A visiting speaker is then invited to talk about their professional experiences to provide our students with an insight into the workplace challenges which lie ahead.
In the summer term, Lower Sixth formers organise their own Tomorrow’s Women conference, inviting a range of inspirational speakers to the school to share their stories and offer invaluable tips to our students and guests on how to achieve their ambitions.
A key benefit of our Sixth Form is the wealth of opportunity to show leadership and take responsibility. Girls thrive in an environment where they can take up challenges free from any outside pressure, and in a mutually supportive environment.
- School Officers including House Leadership
- Academic Mentoring
- School Council
- Social Events
- Peer Listening
- Speakers’ Programme
- Duke of Edinburgh
Girls also have the chance to gain experience of working with younger pupils such as coaching sport in the Prep School, helping younger children with reading or working with tutor groups to develop charity initiatives.
Girls leave the school as confident, assured and positive young adults with excellent interpersonal skills.