These are compulsory lectures where leaders in a specific field are invited to address both Sixth Formers and parents and are often opened up to students at other schools. Designed to broaden the emotional, spiritual, academic, cultural, moral, linguistic, physical and creative aspects of our Sixth Formers, recent lecturers have included Professor Muesig of Bristol University, Dr Stephen Davis Education Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, entrepreneur Kathryn Wainright who spoke on ‘Women in the Workplace’, Anne Coote Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation and Emma Cole on ‘Living with HIV’.
Here at St George’s we run a social, moral, spiritual and cultural programme designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to manage your lives, now and in the future. It is designed to develop the qualities and attributes you need to thrive as an individual, a family member and member of society and helps you manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities you have growing up in rapidly changing and challenging times.
The kinds of topics we have recently covered include: assertiveness and confidence building, interview techniques and skills, bullying, dealing with criticism, Aids awareness and targets and personal profiles.
In addition, we run a Life Programme which aims to help you with employability skills. There are sessions on CV writing and social networking seminars and you can take part in the Debrett’s 16+ programme - a two-day programme which deals with first impressions and networking skills, interview skills and business leader insights, creating a video CV, telephone interview coaching, handling difficult questions and leaving a lasting impression.
Sixth Form students are invited to the Headmistress’s House throughout the autumn term to discuss and debate current affairs. Please view our online calendar to search for dates by clicking here.
It is important to keep physically fit and to have a break from studying. Physical Education is compulsory for all girls in the Lower Sixth and optional for the Upper Sixth however we recognise that not all girls are interested in team sports, therefore we have a wide range of activities on offer. Those who are sporty or enjoy team events can join the lacrosse, tennis or netball teams, our Fitness Suite can be used during free periods, we run zumba, swimming and aerobics sessions or you can play a sport you enjoy such as basketball or badminton.
In addition to the wide variety of sport, art, drama and music opportunities on offer here at St George’s, we run some specific clubs purely for our Sixth Form students which include:
Although most Sixth Formers have naturally their own community of friends and social events, we organise events with our brother schools, Eton and Harrow which have recently included a ceilidh, parties and wine tasting. In addition we hold have a series of four House parties where the Sixth Formers co-ordinate the entertainment, the Head Girl’s BBQ, Sixth Form outings, in-house dinners, tutor meals and events, a candlelit dinner, the prefects and Head Girls Team dinner and trips to the theatre, cinema and concerts.
There are many opportunities for girls to get involved in community and voluntary work at St George’s. Fifteen girls have enrolled as Peer point counsellors. To view more on this scheme see below:
Others of our Sixth Formers have been working on literacy and numeracy with local primary schools. Sixth Form drama students developed a piece of performance and Sixth Form English students helped host an English Day for prep school children at St George’s.