My Sixth Form
Looking smart and acceptable is our overriding principle and generally takes precedence over following a rigid set of rules. A general rule is that we expect students to wear something that would be acceptable in a formal office environment.
Run in the Lower Sixth covering, ICT, UCAS application, job interviews & careers.
Available for most subjects, normally in the Upper Sixth, particularly during the approach to examinations.
A voluntary discussion group that meets fortnightly, where Sixth Form students or staff will give a talk about a wide variety of topics, followed by debate and argument. Very popular with students applying for very selective universities
Another discussion group that tends to focus on more contemporary or cultural issues.
Meets regularly throughout the year to deliberate on issues ranging from race, abortion and the environment to whether it is better to be a blonde or a brunette.
London Maths Lectures
Short science presentations delivered by students to students.
Lectures on A Level or general interest topics, normally delivered by outside speakers.
Geography – Planned trip to study deserts in Tunisia. Local excursions.
Biology – Slapton, Devon
Economics & Business Studies – Barcelona or Berlin
Modern Languages – Regular trips to France, Spain & Germany
Classics – Variety of locations in Italy or Greece
RE – Local excursions.
Challenge of Leadership
The Challenge of Leadership is a major two-day event consisting of lectures, workshops and “leadership games”. It gives students the chance to develop personal skills not normally covered in Sixth Form academic syllabuses. It is designed to give them a glimpse into how public services, industry, retail and commerce operate; with exercises in management, leadership, production, negotiation and problem solving.
How best to understand what it is like to be a Sixth Form student at Wellington School? Surely the intangibles cannot be demonstrated through information alone.
The comments below come from former and current students and perhaps provide the answers to the questions you really want to know…..
“This has been an amazing experience and I’m leaving with some incredible memories.”
Celia Norton, Class of 2012
“An amazingly inclusive environment where all the best traits are nurtured and encouraged.”
George Flower, Class of 2012
“ Wellington is not only a school that offered me good quality teaching but also has a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Especially important for an international student when you are far away form your home”
Henry Hua Weikin, Class of 2012
“The teaching staff at the school are approachable and kind. And none of them are at all violent.” Suzanna Beaupre, Class of 2012
"Wellington is a truly remarkable place; it even has a pond."
James Stables, Class of 2012
“The Sixth Form are the best years at Wellington ; a true camaraderie feel combined with the subjects you love the most.”
Rose Wakefield, Class of 2013
“Whether it is giving a shy first former, over seven years, the confidence to stand in front of the whole school and give a speech or whether it is providing a student with the resources needed to reach Russell Group Universities, this school will support you without a second’s deliberation” Tyla Elworthy Class of 2012.