Broadening Horizons & Future Careers
As well as studying for your A Level subjects, all Sixth Form students will follow a broad enrichment programme. This helps develop an understanding of careers and prepare students for the future world of employment.
Nightingale Lecture Series
Our Sixth Form students attend a formal dinner event and listen to and reflect on the life stories and experiences of influential entrepreneurs, explorers and pioneers. During these evenings, you have the opportunity to respond to and discuss the challenging issues that are presented to you by the guest speaker.
Previous speakers include the Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, a double amputee war veteran, an astronaut, an Oxford University research fellow specialising in refugee and forced migration, a polar explorer and a professional cyclist turned anti-doping campaigner.
In partnership with Winchester University’s Business School, our MBA Experience offers an innovative addition to the school’s academic curriculum in Year 12. It will help you understand the key factors that impact business performance, build your commercial awareness and develop your fluency in the language of business. The programme is delivered through a series of practical and interactive workshops by leading business professionals from organisations including IBM, Kingfisher, BDO LLP and Firebrand.
- business strategy
- people management
- brand and marketing.
Industry career evenings
These events enable our students to interact with a range of successful business people and hear, first-hand, about their career paths. You will receive advice about the skills and qualities that will help you lead a successful career. In addition, these events also provide an opportunity for you to start building your professional networks and may lead to opportunities for work experience, apprenticeships or future employment.
Duke of Edinburgh
This programme broadens horizons and develops friendships but perhaps most importantly it will equip you with vital employability skills such self-discipline, time management, problem solving and communication skills. Silver and Gold trips include expeditions to Dartmoor and the Wye Valley.
Team building residentials
A fun way in which you will learn to work with your peers and, through a variety of activities, learn important skills that will help in life beyond school, such as understanding different leadership and teamwork skills, building trust and enhancing problem solving techniques.
Biennial charitable global outreach initiatives
In recent years, our Sixth Form students have supported and visited charity projects in Costa Rica, India and Ecuador. Most students encounter rewarding, humbling and amazing experiences as they make a difference to the lives of others. These trips also help to build character and will enable you to learn more about yourself.