Sophia (Head Girl) and Nikolai (Head Boy) talk about Sixth Form life at Queen’s College.
The Sixth Form Centre is a vibrant and busy place. As soon as you step inside, you feel a sense of friendship and community. Everyone knows each other very well and it is easy to settle in quickly as all the pupils are so welcoming.
As a Sixth Form, there is an academic focus towards A Levels. The teaching staff are incredibly passionate about their subjects and the support given from all members of staff throughout our studies is outstanding.
There is always someone around who can help you although we are also encouraged to be independent to help us adjust for whatever we plan to do after A Levels; whether it be work, university or a gap year.
Many of the students are fully involved in all aspects of the school and enjoy a range of co-curricular activities. These are a great way to develop skills and make friends with similar interests.
We have a wide range of sporting activities and teams to get involved in from hockey and rugby to basketball and canoe polo – there are various fun ways to keep fit!
The Performing Arts are also a large part of the appeal of Queen’s. When joining, many pupils take up a musical instrument and join ensembles such as the College Choir, Swing Band, African Drumming Group and many more.
Our auditorium seats 580 people and allows us to put on show-stopping plays, musicals and dance shows with our talented students currently working on this year’s musical ‘Sister Act’. There are many more co-curricular activities from ceramics club to debating and MUN, helping you to gain confidence in public speaking and to try things you might not have before.
Although the Sixth Form Centre is separate from the rest of the school, the students act as role models for younger students and get involved with the rest of the Senior School.
There are also many leadership opportunities open to the Sixth Form. You can apply to become a Prefect or a Head of House – in these roles you are given responsibilities and have to opportunities to lead the other pupils in school events.
It is very clear that, to quote the school motto, Queen’s College Sixth Form provides pupils with an education not just for school but for life.