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Sixth Form Enrichment

Sixth Form life at Antrim Grammar School isn’t just about the subjects you study. There are lots of other areas of school life you can get involved with.

Being involved with enrichment activities gives you the chance to make friends, have fun, develop new skills, complement your academic studies and really get stuck in to sixth form life. Furthermore Universities and employers place a lot of value on enrichment activities, so being involved can have benefits in terms of your future too by enhancing your CV and university application.

Below are just a few of the enrichment opportunities we offer:

Leadership Opportunities

It is our aim that all students in Sixth Form will Aspire, Grow and Succeed; we offer a wide range of leadership opportunities for all students.

In Year 14, the Head Girl and Boy, their deputies, and the Senior Prefect Team play a vital role in school leadership and are often the first people you meet when at arriving at any school event. There are also opportunities to be a Year Representative on the Student Voice or to hold the position of Class Captain.

There are many Student Committees which play an intrinsic role in school life such as the Student Learning and Teaching Committee or the Be Safe Group (e-Safety). There are also opportunities to act as Literacy and Numeracy Leaders within the school, to be a learning mentor for junior students or to assist with classroom support of junior classes.

Sixth Form students also support the transition for new Year 8 pupils, acting as Class Mentors and Social Buddies, visiting form classes and organising a range of events across the year.

Extra-Curricular clubs offer further leadership opportunities such as Club or Team Captain, Committee Chair or Leader of the School Orchestra.

Extra Curricular Clubs

The enrichment opportunities offered through the school’s extra curricular programme are engaging and varied.

We offer a variety of team sports, including both Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey and Rugby, football and cricket. We also have a separate Fitness Suite within the school gym.

Students have the opportunity to be involved in Choir and Orchestra or to avail of private music tuition within school. In addition, Sixth Form students are often heavily in the School Musical Production be that onstage, as part of set design or as a member of the sound and lighting team.

However, we offer much more….from Yoga club to Film Club, Public Speaking to French Debating, Mock Bar Trial to Crochet Club. Whatever your interest, we’ll have an extra-curricular opportunity for you!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

We offer students the opportunity to complete their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Overseas Experiences

Antrim Grammar Schools holds the coveted International Schools’ Award and constantly seeks to develop our international links.

We have a long-standing link with Somerset College, South Africa and annually send Sixth Form students on an exchange visit where they have the opportunity to attend school in South Africa and, in turn, to host South African visitors.

There are a wide range of school trips on offer through subject areas which seek to enhance the student experience. We also offer World Challenge expeditions and destinations in recent years have included Vietnam, Cambodia and ….

Volunteering

We offer a range of volunteer placements both inside and outside school at Sixth Form helping students develop their skills further.