Life Beyond the Classroom

Within Wetherby Senior’s Sixth Form, our rich co-curricular programme helps develop our young people beyond the classroom with activities and clubs, sport, talks, trips, leadership opportunities and more.

Once in Year 12, our sixth formers enjoy numerous privileges and greater independence than pupils in Years 7 to 11. Our sixth formers have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre complete with IT suite, study space and contemporary common room area. Our sixth formers are no longer required to wear our Wetherby Senior School uniform but are expected to dress in a smart business suit along with our Sixth Form tie.

ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

There is a wide array of co-curricular activities and clubs at Wetherby Senior, that run throughout the week, and that all boys take part in on Friday afternoon. Below are just some of the most popular options for our sixth formers:

  • Model United Nations (MUN) – This is particularly popular with sixth formers who are interested in current affairs and public speaking, since they can debate global issues as delegates from the member states. Working in teams, our young people prepare resolutions on a topical world crisis, which may range from human rights issues to the environment.  These resolutions are then presented at MUN conferences, which take place a number of times a year around the country.  In recent years, sixth formers from Wetherby Senior have attended, and won prizes at, conferences at Westminster School, Godolphin and Latymer School, and Manchester High School for Girls. MUN develops teamwork, improves presentation and debating skills, and encourages young people to meet others with similar interests.
  • The Young Enterprise Award – This teaches many of the business and finance skills needed in the world of work. It provides an opportunity for those in Year 12 to form a company, fundraise, market and sell a product, with a view to ending the year with a profit. Working with sixth formers from nearby Queen’s College, London, and with an independent business adviser providing supporting, all activity is led by the sixth formers involved, enhancing decision-making and financial aptitude.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award – This well-respected and world-leading initiative is popular across Wetherby Senior, with sixth formers joining at Silver level. The DoE Award is achieved by completing a personal progamme of activities in numerous sections – volunteering in the local community, physical, skills, and expedition, and then, for Gold, a residential. It provides an excellent opportunity for our young people to enhance their teamwork, organisation and leadership skills.
SPORT

At Wetherby Senior, sport is a compulsory activity across all years, meaning our sixth formers are also able to enjoy a wide array of activities, with state-of-the-art facilities, to help them develop character, build friendships and stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

At our Marylebone Lane building, our sixth formers make use of our fully-equipped strength and conditioning suite, and a superb spin studio, which also proves popular for lunchtime and after-school clubs. For sports such as football, rugby, cricket, tennis and athletics, our sixth formers use our School’s nearby state-of-the-art facilities, like Regent’s Park’s sports grounds and Ealing Trailfinders.

TALKS

Within our Sixth Form, the academic and personal development of our young people is fostered and developed through our lecture programme with Queen’s College, London. This features thought-provoking talks and lectures delivered by high profile external speakers from a range of different backgrounds and experiences.

Our central London location, in the heart of Marylebone, enables us to invite other outside speakers to our Sixth From, to give talks and run workshops about important social, political and cultural issues.

TRIPS

Another advantage of our Sixth Form’s location, in central London, is that we can easily help our sixth formers can go beyond their A Level subjects by attending workshops or lectures with business leaders, participating in conferences or research programmes at top universities or simply visiting the many museums, galleries, theatres, exhibitions and more to be found across London.

Before the pandemic, our most recent overseas trip was to Kenya. Twelve members of Year 12  went to build, fit and distribute wheelchairs that they had fundraised for in the UK.  These wheelchairs were given to people with a range of mobility issues and our sixth formers met many of the children who attend the clinic where the chairs were distributed.

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Leadership opportunities within our Sixth Form enable our sixth formers to support our School whilst developing important transferable skills (such as public speaking) that are useful in any future career. In Year 12, our sixth formers apply for these one-year leadership roles, which include Head Boy, Deputy Head Boy,and prefects. Responsibilities for these roles include helping with open events, as well as supporting life within our Sixth Form and across Wetherby Senior.

There are also additional opportunities for the Sixth Form boys to participate in valuable and important volunteering opportunities to help the immediate local community or across the city. In 2022, this has included our sixth formers visiting nearby Marylebone Library to help older people learn how to better use their digital devices, and volunteering to support children’s learning and London primary schools.


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