The Sixth Form is a time for pupils to specialise in their studies and continue to think seriously about their future career plans. It is also a time to be an exemplary role-model for younger pupils.
Our expectations for our Sixth Form pupils are understandably high; we expect them to act as leaders and mentors, support younger pupils in all aspects of school life and uphold standards in conduct, dress and general demeanour. This is coupled with high expectations for attainment and progress.
Following feedback from last year’s Sixth Formers, we held our first Sixth Form Induction Conference, to provide guidance, set expectations and provide helpful advice on how to make the most out of being a Sixth Former.
During the day, the boys were introduced to keynote speaker, Guy Richardson, a lecturer on leadership and high performance teams at Durham University and University of Bath. Guy treated the boys to a motivational lecture on his area of expertise.
After an enjoyable lunch the newly appointed Senior Four: Will Barnes, Silas Sanders, Felix Mallalieu and Rahul Sheemar, gave an address on how to approach the Sixth Form from a student perspective.
In the final interactive session, the boys were given the chance to reflect and discuss the key messages, as well as commit to three individual objectives to achieve during their time in the Sixth Form.
The boys were then joined by Sixth Formers from Bedford Girls’ School for drinks, nibbles and a social.