Wider opportunities start as soon as a student joins the Sixth Form with a comprehensive induction program including one to ones with tutors, team building activities and opportunities to become leaders within the Academy as prefects. This enables students to get to know each other and gain an understanding of expectations of Sixth Form life and study. Extra-curricular activities, trips and events complement the Sixth Form curriculum, enabling students to undertake new subjects, develop life and leadership skills, improve fitness and enjoy themselves whilst learning.
There are numerous extra-curricular opportunities at lunchtime and beyond the Academy day. Each member of staff contributes to our enrichment program and there is something for everyone. Sixth Form students are able to lead or participate in a range of sports, performances, productions clubs, societies, debates, additional study skills, coursework and revision workshops, work related learning experiences, university course sampling and voluntary work in the wider community.
There are lots of opportunities for students to work with and learn from different people so that they are inspired to try things they may never have thought possible.
Higher Education Week
In July Year 12 students take part in the Higher Education Week. This is an intensive and fun five days of talks, seminars and visits.
- Firstly, students attend university-style lectures at University College London to get a taster of the sort of course they might want to apply for.
- Then they meet lots of different university representatives at a UCAS fair at a campus university.
- Back at the Academy, they hear inspirational speeches from a range of speakers and attend a networking lunch with professionals from a wide range of industries.
- The week culminates with the ‘cultural tours of London’ day where students work in teams to collect points by visiting some of London’s most famous sights. There are eight different tours in total, loosely linked to careers ambitions. For example, those who wish to pursue a career in law could enrol on the ‘Inns of Court’ tour, where they visit iconic landmarks such as the Royal Courts of Justice, the Old Bailey and Lincoln’s Inn.
At the Academy we value the development of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) aspects of young people’s education and each cultural tour provides a taster of the possibilities that are out there for our students.