Sixth Form Life

Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship

All Sixth Formers play an active role within the school community.  They are involved in decisions, support younger students in lessons at Hatch End High School and in local primary schools as well as engaging in debates and competitions with external organisations.

 

IN-VOL-VE

Stands for:  IN school–VOLunteer-VErification

It is a requirement that every student in the Sixth Form spends at least 1 hour per fortnight volunteering their services in the school.  

Some of the activities the students volunteer to be part of are:

  • Paired reading.
  • Supporting in lower school lessons.
  • Canteen, Library or Gym duties.
  • Supporting the Student Leadership Council with litter picking.
  • Sixth Form Council.
  • Supporting lower school tutor groups during tutor time.
  • Mentoring.
  • Peer to Peer.
  • Student observers.

 

Sixth Form Council

The Student Leadership Council is run by the Head Boy and Head Girl (both Year 13 students).  Members of the Sixth Form Council play an active role in the whole school Student Leadership Council, through chairing meetings, writing up minutes as well as reporting to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team. 

The Sixth Form Council also fundraises for the end of year event, for example by providing refreshments at the school show. 

 

IFS Certificate in Personal Finance (Level 2)

The Certificate in Personal Finance has been designed for people who are, or who will shortly be, reaching a life stage when they no longer depend on others for their financial provision.

Students gain knowledge about the practical and legal constraints on the sources and uses of money, the methods of organising their money through personal budgeting, the considered use of appropriate bank and building society accounts and the concepts and consequences of overspending or payment default.

Assessment consists of 3 Units with a pass required in all 3 to gain the qualification.

Some students opt to attend additional Personal Finance lessons after school in order to achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Finance, (equivalent to an extra AS Level examination).

Typical Assembly Programme

Operation WellFound (Water, Sanitation Charity) 

http://www.operationwellfound.org/ ; 

Howard Measham is the founder of this charity which aims to provide clean water for people in less privileged parts of the world. 

 

Positive Voice (HIV/AIDS Awareness)

http://www.positivevoice-emmacole.co.uk/  

Emma Cole delivers a powerful and personal assembly on sexual health and tackles and dispells many misconceptions and stigmas about HIV/AIDS. 

 

Drugs & Alcohol Awareness

http://www.drugandalcoholeducationservices.co.uk/book-a-speaker.php

As an ex-prisoner, now lawyer Karen Power is able to relate personal experiences of the problems associated with alcohol and drug consumption. She and her colleagues also explode many myths about drugs and alcohol.

  

Drive Safe, Stay Alive (Road Safety Event) 

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11612506.Students_stunned_to_silence_at_drive_safe_event/

An extremely powerful stage show designed to raise awareness of the importance of road and driver safety. This event is held in the nearby Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End.

 

Drugs, Prison; 

http://shaunattwood.com/  

Shaun Attwood relives his experiences of making a fortune on the markets, losing it all through drug abuse and drug dealing and then his eight years of prison in the United States.

 

Adventurer, Explorer

http://www.inspiringpublicspeaker.co.uk/travel-adventure-talks/montserrat-volcano-speaker.htm

David Edwards recalls the time he spent on the Caribbean island of Monserrat as a volcano exploded and made half the island uninhabitable. 

 

Animal Aid 

http://animalaid.org.uk

Keval Shah (a local dentist) explains the reasons why he decided to become vegetarian and campaign on behalf of animal welfare.

 

The Challenge (Programme for School Leavers)/ Step Forward

http://www.the-challenge.org/step-forward-programme

Tarama Obeng promotes The Challenge to our Year 13 students.

 

The Liar Game 

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/mathematics/informationforschools/talksforschools.aspx

Dr Mark Wildon explains some of the practical applications of mathematics via examples, audience participation and modelling.

 

Extra-Curricular

Extra-curricular activities can empower students to make their own decisions and help them gain vital experiences and skills to assist them in their futures.

There are usually over 2 million UCAS applications made every year. We believe it is vital students' personal statements for university and cover letter for other apprenticeship or employment applications are enhanced by active participation in their community and in extra-curricular activities.