Leadership Opportunities

At King’s we offer considerable leadership and development opportunities, we expect our Sixth Formers to serve as role models to younger pupils in terms of their learning, values and attitudes.

During Sixth Form there are opportunities for many students, nominated by their peers and by staff, to take on additional responsibilities as Heads of School, Senior Perfects, Heads of House and Cathedral Servers. There are further opportunities to represent fellow students on school councils and committees.

Our Heads of School are high calibre pupils who lead and represent the student body. Our Head Boy and Head Girl who are supported by Senior Prefects, are appointed in the summer term before taking up their duties each September. Students apply for Head of School posts and are interviewed by the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form with the views of staff and their peer group also considered.

House Captains are elected at the end of the summer term, before starting their duties in September. Two students from the Upper Sixth are elected from each of the school’s three houses. The job of the House Captains is to take responsibility for the leadership and organisation of their house throughout the forthcoming academic year. Their roles and responsibilities include: chairing regular House Meetings, organising teams for all events and liaising with staff and other students.

The Peer Mentoring Programme encourages our Sixth Form students to play a responsible role in the school community and ensures that pupils lower down the school are secure in the knowledge that there are always older students available and willing to help them.

In Upper Sixth, all students take part in the Personal Development Programme.  The PDP aims to develop student’s skills and experiences, to help prepare them for the world outside of school. Students have the option to take part in one of the following options;

Extended Project Qualification:

The EPQ encourages independent learning and helps to prepare students for higher education. The qualification is equivalent to half an A level.

IFS Course:

A personal finance course where students develop skills in finance and money management.

Community Sports Leadership Award:

Develops coaching and leadership skills through sport, a nationally recognised qualification that contributes towards UCAS points

Community Service:

We organise a large programme of community service activities, both independently and in partnership with local organisations and initiatives. These include working with local primary schools, accident rehabilitation centres and charities.

By making full use of the opportunities on offer, our Sixth Form leavers always stand out from the crowd.