Extra Curricular

Opportunities

Whilst the main focus of our efforts must be on student’s academic studies, an important feature of our ethos in the Sixth Form is that our students leave us with a broad, diverse and rich experience.

There are opportunities to engage in a range of individual and team sports and to take part in music and drama groups. In addition to this, students can participate in activities as diverse as Debating Club, the Amnesty group, the National Mathematics Challenge and Biology Olympiads, peer mentoring, Sherborne Radio and Mindfulness to name but a few.

Every Wednesday afternoon, a wide range of sporting activities are offered both in school and off-site. Team sports include rugby, football, cricket, and hockey and there is the opportunity for students to play badminton, tennis, basketball, and dodgeball! Students can follow these activities for fun, to keep fit and healthy or compete at a higher level. There is also a fully equipped gym.

For those who have creative talents there is a choir, big band and various ensembles. Students are encouraged to take part in traditional music concerts as well as Battle of the Bands. There is the opportunity to be part of our annual whole school drama/musical productions, both on and behind the stage and Sixth Form students provide the creative leads in our nationally successful Rock Challenge entries. Curriculum work is supported and enriched by visits to theatres and local businesses, geography fieldwork and visits to Europe and beyond. Some of these involve a year of planning and fundraising such as our trip to Rwanda. These extra challenges along with everything else on offer, provide the opportunities our students need to develop the transferable skills they will need to succeed in the competitive world beyond school.

 

Trips

We are proud of our wide range of residential and day visits which support study across the range of Sixth Form subjects. Visits include:

  • Annual Oxbridge Conference and UCAS Convention
  • Bristol Crown Court (Law)
  • CERN Laboratory, Switzerland (Physics)
  • Cornwall and Dartmoor (Geography)
  • Cultural Visits to China, India, Italy, Japan, Rwanda and the United States
  • Design Technology Innovations Exhibition, Cardiff
  • Ethics Conference (RE
  • Exhibitions (Art and Photography)
  • Iceland (Science and Geography)
  • International Annual Music Tour (Germany, France, Holland, Ireland and Austria)
  • Local and London Theatre Visits (Drama and Theatre Studies)
  • London, Jack the Ripper Tour and the Old Bailey (Psychology)
  • Natural History Museum (Geography)
  • New York (Art and Photography)
  • Sutton Trust Residentials
  • Taster days at universities in London
  • University of Nottingham, Medlink

Clubs and Societies

No Sixth Form is complete without a broad range and depth of exciting enrichment opportunities to enhance the skills and broaden the horizons of students.  We fully encourage all our students to involve themselves in our Enrichment Programme – as well as giving them the opportunity to further develop an interest or hobby, it will make them an exciting and exceptional candidate for their future outside school. Examples of clubs and societies are:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Big Band
  • Biology Club
  • Chess
  • Craft Club
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Debate Club
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Suite
  • Football
  • Greek Language & Culture
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Homework Club
  • Intramural
  • Juggling Club
  • Mindfulness
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Reading in Primary Schools
  • Rugby
  • Science Club
  • Sherborne Radio
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Work Experience
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