Sexey’s Sixth End of Term Roundup
It has been a very busy first term of school at Sexey’s Sixth Form, we’ve all celebrated some great highs, and accomplished some amazing things.
We kicked off September by welcoming the new Year 12s into Sexey’s Sixth, shortly followed by a pumpkin carving ice breaker one evening after school, this really enabled both year groups to integrate and bond. This was a super special evening which I know everyone enjoyed – there was a buzz around Sixth Form the following days as evening was hanging out with their newfound friends!
This term has been quite an academically intense term for Year 13, as we have just completed another round of mock exams, along with many of us preparing for, and submitting our UCAS applications. We all so especially grateful to Mrs Crombie for helping us all through the UCAS process and making sure we get everything right! I know we are looking forward to the Christmas holidays for a time to recharge and spend time with family and friends (and hopefully receive a university offer or two!), before returning to school refreshed and ready, in the new year.
Many of us have also been fortune enough to go on some school trips this term to support with our work in lessons, and roles within sixth form. Early on in September, the senior student leadership team had the opportunity, to visit Wells Cathedral School for a conference based around how to be the best student leaders, with workshops on public speaking, and team building, to ensure we make the best decions for our fellow students. Furthermore – many Art and Photography students visited several Bristol art galleries and exhibitions, and with English Literature students going to see Othello live in theatre in Southampton.
Before half term, the senior prefect team organised a mufti day, in aid of charities ‘Mind’ and ‘Cancer Research UK’ with all students being challenged to wear the colour purple to show their support. All students in school paid a suggested £1 donation, which resulted in raising hundreds for these all-important charities.
It had been a great term for sporting too, with several rugby, football and hockey matches taking place. We have had recent landslide victories against King’s Bruton on the football pitch, and Sherbourne Girls on the hockey Astro. Along with our successful first mixed match against Gryphon school.
I think we can all agree that it has been a great first term back, but we couldn’t have done it without the support and dedication of our wonderful sixth form team made up of Mr Brooker, Mrs Crombie and Mr Moise, along with all of the tutors. We also say goodbye to our marvellous GAP students, Miss Brown and Miss Neath, as they head back to sunny New South Wales – Australia, after spending a year with us, helping both the lower school, and sixth form, in PE lessons and boarding life – we wish them all the best with their futures. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas break, and we look forward to welcoming all our sixth form students back in January.
Anna C and Hal AD
Heads of School