Designed to broaden the emotional, spiritual, academic, cultural, moral, linguistic, physical and creative aspects of our Sixth Formers, recent speakers at our Enrichment Sessions 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’.
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’.
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 develops the qualities and attributes you need to thrive as an individual, a family member and citizen and helps you manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities you have in rapidly changing times.
The kinds of topics we have recently covered include: resilience and confidence building, interview techniques and skills, CV writing, dealing with criticism, cancer awareness and targets and personal profiles.
Girls who are awarded scholarships at St George’s are invited to a series of lunches and breakfasts through the year. During these meals the girls will enjoy some of our excellent food whilst discussing matters of intellectual interest with members of staff.
From September 2017 a new series of academic discussions will take place called “In Our Club Time”. These events will involve teachers and pupils looking at a variety of topics from the perspective of their own academic subject. These topics will include The Reformation, Karl Mar and Life.
It is important to keep physically fit and to have a break from studying. Physical Education is compulsory for all girls in the Sixth Form until Easter of 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 enjoy team sport 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 another sport you enjoy such as basketball, badminton or squash.
Those girls who do wish to be involved in competitive sport at St George’s will enjoy a number of opportunities. Matches are played in Netball, Lacrosse and Tennis alongside a number of other sports such as Athletics. The girls are involved in numerous local and national tournaments and won the Small Schools National Lacrosse Tournament for the last two years in succession. The achievements of all our sportswomen are celebrated in an annual Sports Awards Dinner.
In addition to the wide variety of sport, art, drama and music opportunities on offer at St George’s, a number of our clubs are run by Sixth Form pupils which include:
Although most Sixth Formers have their own community of friends and social events, we organise events with other schools, such as Eton and Winchester which have recently included a ceilidh and wine tasting. In addition we hold a series of four House parties where the Sixth Formers co-ordinate the entertainment, the Sixth Form Leavers’ Ball, Sixth Form outings to Christmas markets, in-house dinners, tutor meals and events, the Prefects Dinner and many 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. Girls can be enrolled as Peer Point counsellors, offering another trained point of contact for girls throughout the school.
Other Sixth Formers have been working on literacy and numeracy with local primary schools. Sixth Form pupils also participate in Education Days, including recent Drama and Music and Cookery events. We have a Charities Prefect responsible for coordinating charitable work at St George’s with the rest of the pupil body.