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St Mary Magdalene C of E School prides itself on balancing academic success with wide ranging enrichment opportunities which will allow you to develop your interests and support the community.

At SMM6 we want to offer you as many different life experiences as possible to help you find out what is right for you and give you a well-rounded education. These opportunities have been built into the timetable and are part of your day to day life as a sixth former, to ensure that your sixth form experience is unique.

Trips and Visits

As well as many subject-related visits to museums, galleries, university lectures, concerts, plays, residentials and field excursions there will also be opportunities for you to travel abroad for some of the A Level courses.

Leadership and Volunteering

The Sixth Form Leadership and Volunteering programme builds upon previous traditional leadership roles (such as Head Students and Prefects) and combines them with volunteering schemes such as paired reading with students in our primary phase and mentoring schemes with our younger students. The school has an excellent reputation for its involvement in the wider community and has developed some successful links with local organisations (e.g. the local homeless shelter and the local foodbank) giving you the opportunity to volunteer and serve others.

Sports Programme

It is our expectation that all sixth formers will participate in our wide-ranging sports programme. You will take part in one hour of sport every week with a variety of different sports to choose from including: football, basketball, netball, yoga, street dance, personal training and many more.

Clubs and Societies

You will be given the opportunity to further explore your passions and broaden your subject knowledge by joining and leading various clubs and societies. Many of these sessions will be student led and may include but are not limited to: Debating, Choir, Drama Club, Mental Health Society, Mindfulness Club and many more. You will also have the opportunity to complete the Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Year 12 students who have the required prior attainment will be given the opportunity to complete the EPQ on a research question of their choosing. You will be allocated a member of staff as a supervisor, devise your own question and complete independent research to produce an extended essay or piece in response. Once submitted and assessed, you will receive a grade for your EPQ which will be worth up to 28 UCAS points.