Sheldon Sixth Form is about far more than just academic success. There is also a wide range of enrichment opportunities on offer.
All students take part in Sixth Form games on a Wednesday afternoon. A wide range of options are available both on and off site, led by the PE team and external instructors. There are competitive fixtures against other schools in certain activities and termly internal competitions. The programme is designed to help promote not only health and fitness, but also social interaction.
At the end of Year 12, students participate in a week’s work shadow. Students must organise this for themselves, giving them not only an insight into potential careers, but the chance to develop the skills they require for the world of work.
Every year a group of around 40 intrepid Sheldon students complete their time in the Sixth Form with a month long 'mini-gap' expedition involving community project work, a challenge and some time to relax in a distant location. In the past, students have visited Kenya, Tanzania, Borneo, Namibia, the Himalayas and Sri Lanka.
Students who sign up for this adventure will have just 18 months to raise the money - fundraising is an important aspect of the experience. The expedition requires team work, leadership and commitment, but according to previous groups who have risen to the challenge, it is a trip than can shape your future. Details of our 2018 expedition will be announced at our Induction Morning in July.