Extra Curricular Activities

Obviously academic achievement is an important aspect of Sixth Form life but we also believe that it is important for students to develop into well rounded young people with a range of experiences outside the classroom.

In The Polesworth School Sixth Form @ Tomlinson Hall there are numerous extra-curricular opportunities for Sixth Formers including sport, drama and music. Sixth Form students are also involved in the school’s Global Links, charity fundraising, House events, work experience and in some in-class support activities with younger students.

Many departments also run trips for students in Years 12 and 13 such as theatre and museum visits, study days, university visits and trips to London and abroad. The History Department gives students the opportunity to go to Paris, the English Department takes students to the World War I battlefields of France and the RS Department has organised visits Rome and Auschwitz . The Geography Department has organised trips to Iceland and Sicily while World Development gives students the chance to travel to Ghana.  Sixth Form students have also participated in visits to India to our partner school and to Egypt and the Bahamas as part of our environmental group. In Modern Foreign Languages students complete 2 weeks of work experience in France, Belgium or Germany. 
There is certainly plenty to become involved in!

Work Experience

While there is no formal Work Experience week or fortnight for all Sixth Formers, all students are entitled to take up to 2 weeks out of school to participate in Work Experience activities or placements which will support their applications for university courses or which will prepare them for employment or their future careers. Many students undertake voluntary Work Experience part-time placements during their non-contact time such as working in a primary school for an afternoon a week.

For help and support with finding a work experience placement, book an appointment with Chris Davis, our Careers Advisor.