Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities

We really want our sixth form students to contribute to school life. There are many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills in addition to just getting out of their comfort zones, developing their self-confidence, finding new interests and forming new friendships.

Competitions

We have had teams in the sixth form for sports, science, economics, maths, debating and design competitions.

Community Projects

Students volunteer in community projects such as raising awareness of homelessness, mental health and supporting community activities in Wokingham.

Trips and Visits

There are many trips and visits including field and residential trips for geography, biology, textiles and languages.  Students have attended specialist lectures in London or at nearby universities in chemistry, maths, history, business, economics, psychology and sociology.  We send students to the Languages at Work Day hosted by Wellington College and our economists enjoy their visits to Eton College to listen to high profile economists and business leaders. The English department organise trips to the theatre and the art and textiles departments organise visits to art galleries and exhibitions.

Classroom Attachment

Year 12 and 13 students can spend one hour a week in lessons helping younger students. Often sixth formers choose a subject they particularly enjoyed at GCSE and find it very rewarding inspiring the younger girls. Some sixth formers also take part in the sixth form peer tutoring scheme in the Learning Link, where they listen to students read or help them master their time tables.

The Prefect System

At the end of the Spring Term

  • A Head Girl and student leadership team are nominated and selected by interview. External candidates and boys have all been selected in recent years. The senior student leadership team lead the student council process that runs every half term, they present to parents at open evenings, meet with the Co-Headteachers regularly and create, organise and deliver the whole school end of term assemblies.
  • A team of sixteen senior House prefects are selected through an interview process to lead the House system alongside the Heads of House. Their role is to lead the generation of ideas to promote the House ethos, charity events and to plan for House competitions. They attend and contribute to senior prefects and House meetings, meet regularly with the Form Captains in each form and help organise House assemblies in liaison with the Head of House.
  • Heads of Department select one or two students to be their subject prefects. The role of the subject prefect is to lead a club, take assemblies promoting the subject, to share their passion for the subject at open evenings and to help organise competitions and events throughout the year.

We want our sixth form students to embrace and contribute to the life of the school, both through their learning and by taking part in our extensive range of enrichment and leadership activities. Our students really do gain so much from these opportunities – they feel good themselves for taking part, helping others and they develop a sense of gratitude, humility and stoicism.  These opportunities also encourage our students to understand the character virtues that we promote all the time in school of kindness, courage, honesty, generosity, broadmindedness, curiosity, perseverance and reflection.

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