Enrichment and leadership

6th Form @Swakeleys students participate in a wide range of enrichment activities to develop the skills and cultural capital required to thrive in the next stage of their lives.

Students can develop their academic skills by completing the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), in which they research and write a 5000 word dissertation or produce an artefact to receive a qualification with UCAS points. Each year, students enrol with the Brilliant Club to work with a PhD tutor on a university-style assignment. Others benefit from our excellent links with universities by enrolling on a wide range of outreach schemes.

6th Form students are role models and make an important contribution to the school community. All students have the option to support lower school clubs, tutor or mentor younger students, support the school production or sign up for our annual takeover of a local primary school where they plan and deliver a full day of lessons. The 6th Form has many thriving societies that students can join and lead, while others will complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award or take a lead role in fundraising through our frequent Staff v 6th Form sporting fixtures or dress up days.

 At 6th Form@Swakeleys we recognise that our students are the leaders of tomorrow and many will hold formal leadership positions, including:

 

  • Prefects
  • Head Prefects
  • Deputy Head Prefects
  • School Council Chair
  • School Council Vice-Chair
  • Secretary in School Council