Extra Opportunities

WG6 Extra Elective Programme

Students will develop a wide range of skills and personal qualities during their time at WG6 and we will work with students to ensure that they leave us as well rounded young adults ready to take on the challenges of the future.

The Extra Elective programme is designed to develop the students personal, social and employability skills. The programme is integrated into the broader curriculum with time dedicated to Extra Elective programme every Wednesday afternoon. This programme is designed to enhance and complement academic success.

Transition Programme

All of Year 12 will follow an initial programme to help develop the necessary skills and qualities to adapt to the demands of A Level study. We recognize the importance of developing transferable skills that will sit alongside excellent academic skills to ensure our students leave us prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

Clubs, Societies, Teams and Bespoke Activities

Students can select up to three bespoke activities that cater for the wide variety of interests and skills. These include broadening horizons with personalized academic courses, creative art appreciation groups, driving skills, student led groups such as Gospel Choir as well as staff led societies such as Medicine, Law and Engineering. Our debating club is encouraging confidence with oracy and looking to replicate this in debating competitions. Many students are very successful with our Lamda Gold qualification which enhances communication and public speaking.

School Sport Participation

We are very pleased to be able to offer an opportunity to join successful Football and Rugby teams where you can represent the school in league matches and join in the glory of previous team success.

There is an Old boys match held each year where we welcome back alumni to compete for the Keith White Cup. We are keen to set up other teams and welcome new students to join in netball or basketball teams. We also run sport for fun sessions where we are fortunate to be able to offer access to a gym on site.

Leadership Skills

Year 12 are also encouraged to develop leadership skills through roles of responsibility within the school community as well as within subject areas as Prefects and ambassadors. Sixth Form Peer Mentoring is very popular with both sixth form students as well as younger students and proves to be a very rewarding experience. It provides valuable learning experiences outside of their studies, and promotes independence and interpersonal links with students in younger years.

We actively encourage students to develop new activities and opportunities as well – the successful House competitions have been introduced through sixth form innovation.

Students are also given opportunities to visit amazing places as part of subject enrichment. recent trips have included visits to london theatres, Geography and Science trips to iceland, history and languages trips to France, Berlin and China as well as a very popular thailand community project.

Work Experience

Work Experience is part of the WG6 study programme. as well as being a fantastic opportunity these placements are often a requirement of many university courses and degree apprenticeships. All Year 12 are expected to experience placement. This placement is likely to contain a combination of task completion, interesting observations and new learning. The experience will afford some increased responsibility whilst also permitting students to gain a clear understanding of the expectations in the work place. We are fortunate to have Local business partnerships and this helps to widen our offer where, we aim to link opportunities with a student’s personal interest or career aspiration.

Students will attend a work experience placement from Monday 13th to Wednesday 22nd July 2020.