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Extra-curricular

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities through our electives and society programme.

These activities strengthen personal statements for university applications, and are often linked to future career choices or university courses.

Every student who joins Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form has a personalised study programme, which consists of their A Levels and a minimum of two extra commitments. These could be either electives, societies, or opportunities.

Electives

Electives are an opportunity for students to participate in a wide variety of extra activities. These are as diverse as GCSE astronomy, chess club, glee club, and cooking club. Some electives are annual courses, other changes termly. Students are informed of electives through assemblies and form time.

Student views are extremely important and so if a student would like a specific elective to be offered they are encouraged to speak to a member of staff.

Societies

Societies are an opportunity for students to meet with like-minded people and discuss the latest developments in their field of interest. The medical society and debating society are two examples of the many on offer. Experts are also invited in regularly to support and guide our students through their discussions. Societies are student-led, with staff support, and chosen by the students.

One specific society is focused on Oxbridge. The Oxbridge society is a chance for like-minded individuals to get together to discuss their aspirations, share ideas on applications, and support each other through the Oxbridge application process.

We are passionate about student leadership at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form and so encourage students to set up their own societies. Students should speak to Mrs Handley-Kirk if they would like to set up their own society.

Opportunities

We encourage our students take part in opportunities to support our community. Opportunities include reading with Year 7 students, singing in the choir at a local care home or supporting with running charity events, as well as many others. These opportunities will be shared with students through assemblies and form times.

Additional opportunities such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the FutureLearn programmes are available for students to utilise. These opportunities are designed to enhance all students' study programmes and support their university applications.

A further opportunity is the Oxbridge seminar programme. This is where students and parents can meet staff members and alumni from Oxford and Cambridge universities. Examples of the seminars included are writing personal statement with Oxbridge in mind, looking at the skills required for university interviews, and what life is like at Oxford and Cambridge.

We encourage our students to participate in work experience whilst at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, and support our students with finding the right experience for them. Our academic mentor, Miss Sells, will be able to support any student to find relevant work experience for their chosen career or university course.