typical day as a city sixth former
In City’s Sixth Form, there really is no typical day, apart from the fact that we’re always busy! With so many extra-curricular clubs and societies, it is not uncommon for City Sixth Formers to be involved in a number of activities, separate from their academic studies.
Many Sixth Formers have two free periods in the morning, one day a week, in which they can undertake community service. Some volunteer in charity shops, primary schools or hospitals to enhance skills, gain experience and help in their local community. Several girls also choose to mentor younger pupils in certain subjects during school time, instead of or in addition to their community service.
AS level students who take four subjects have seven periods per week in each subject. Linguists also have an extra one-to-one conversation lesson which really helps with practising and improving your speaking.
The teaching quality at City really is second to none. In the newly refurbished seminar-style rooms and with very small classes, each student is given individual attention and encouragement from their teachers whilst also retaining an element of independent learning.
During and after school, girls can make use of the new Sixth Form centre and library or if they feel like a break from studying, can use the swimming pool and multi-gym facilities. The General Studies programme in the Sixth Form also gives students the opportunity to pursue a variety of other interests such as cookery, photography, yoga, pilates and first-aid.
As well as attending or running clubs, groups, bands and societies at lunchtimes, Sixth Formers also take advantage of the freedom they have to explore the City, both for leisure and academic interests. The Tate and Museum of London, for example, are extremely close by; one of the many reasons attending Sixth Form at City is so appealing.
Eliza, Year 13