In the Sixth Form we encourage all students to value their development beyond the classroom both for the sake of development character and enhancing employability skills.

We encourage our students to take advantage of super-curricular opportunities.  In other words, the opportunity to go beyond the course content taught in our classrooms, and experience the academic challenge of university level study. Through their google classroom accounts, students may access university taster courses, outreach programmes and other activities.

We also emphasise the importance of extra-curricular opportunities – to go beyond academic skills to develop a wider skillset so valuable in life.  These opportunities can help to build up cultural capital and develop inter-personal skills such as leadership and team working. We aim to offer a flexible and varied range of opportunities that all students can access in their own time.

For an idea of the many activities and opportunities that students take up, see the Lampton Sixth Form twitter feed.  For more on the super-curricular opportunities available, see the top universities page. Below are just a few examples of the range of extra-curricular activities that students can expect to take part in.

“The school has a wide range of excellent extra-curricular activities from which many students benefit, and extremely good opportunities for students to channel their energies appropriately, for example by taking part in activities organised through its basketball academy.”
Ofsted, May 2013

Each year many students take part in work experience placements.  All our BTEC students receive an arranged work experience placement to facilitate their vocational learning, while other students are supported in finding work experience relevant to their career path and / or university course. The school also takes part in Spark’s Kickstart Express programme, giving students an invaluable insight into the local employment market.

 

 

In the Sixth Form we expect students to be active citizens: volunteering their time and efforts in support of local, national and international charities.  The school hosts visits from a range of charitable and volunteering organisations – such as NCS’ The Challenge programme, Comic Relief and Sport Relief.  Sixth Form students often lead activities and are encouraged to be pro-active in campaigning and leading fund-raising across the school.

Additionally many students volunteer in a number of different roles around the school – for example in the library, in the Special Educational Needs department and with the PE staff. Many Sixth Form students academically mentor Year 10 and Year 11 students, giving real benefits to both parties. For some future career choices, this can provide invaluable experience to develop empathetic and social skills. If you wish to volunteer, please look out for opportunities in tutor period, or speak to your Head of Year.

 

Each year approximately fifty Sixth Form students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh silver award schemes. Guided by PE teachers Chris Salter and Emma Cowing, students volunteer in the local community, develop their practical and social skills, their physical abilities and plan and carry out their own two-night expedition. The scheme has been running at Lampton for over ten years and is incredibly popular.

We are always keen on learning outside the classroom – and arrange as many trips as we can to support students in developing knowledge, skills and aspirations beyond the everyday curriculum. Each year our Year 12 students take part in activities week, where they visit some of London’s top attractions including the Bank of England, Canary Wharf, the National Portrait Gallery and the Southbank Centre.  There are also ad hoc trips – our Year 13 politics class even ended up campaigning in the 2016 Presidential election!

 

We encourage our students to take part in national competitions – and have recently been on a winning streak.  In the 2016-17 academic year our students have won the National Consumer of the Year quiz competition, taken part in TedXYouth Hounslow, political debates, and competed with many schools to win a trip on the Transformation Trust’s US Inspire Programme to take part in the 2016 US Presidential election.

 

Each year the school employs students at break, lunchtime and after school in a variety of positions – such as the Homework club for KS3 students, in the canteen and pavilion serving food or working the tills, or as lunchtime supervisors. Look out for opportunities relayed via your form tutor, or ask your Head of Year for more information.

 

The Sixth Form invites in an incredible range of speakers for assemblies and workshops to give students insight into a variety of career opportunities, perspectives on critical issues and the personal characteristics required to be successful.

Students play an invaluable role in the annual school production – whether on stage or behind the scenes working in technical support.

Our students are encouraged to get involved with coaching younger students in sports team, meanwhile there are fiercely competitive inter-form and inter-year sport competitions.