In addition to their academic lives we also want our sixth form students to develop their character by participating in a range of extra-curricular experiences in the arts, sport and culture, which will help them become well rounded balanced adults.
Sixth formers are involved in a wide range of enrichment activities. These include:
- volunteering at a local home for the elderly, helping to run activities;
- work experience with architectural companies, design companies, Bart’s cancer institute, scientific research at King’s College and even at the Bank of England ;
- tutoring Year 11 students afterschool in a variety of subjects.(for which they receive payment);
- mentoring year 8 student in English and maths;
- in-class support for younger students.
Sixth Form students also have opportunities to develop their leadership through: the school student leadership programme; the school house system; sports leadership programmes and the ‘Budding Brunels’ programme (a schools programme for students typically in the first year of their Level 3 studies who are interested in pursuing a professional career within the construction and built environment industry)
Students also take part in numerous organised workshops and trips including:
- summer schools at universities including the Oxbridge Support Programme and UCL Summer school;
- Safe Drive;
- the UCAS convention in Surrey;
- various departmental trips eg the science trip to Geneva;
Character building courses such as Inner Drive, trip to Brighton and many more.