4th Form Get a Taste of Sixth Form

12th June 2021

On the 10th and 11th of June, the 4th Form got the chance to experience life in the Sixth Form with their ‘Sixth Form subject taster day’. The King Edward’s Sixth Form offers a large number of different IB and A-level subjects, and it can be a difficult task for younger pupils to choose what they want to study. The taster day allowed pupils to trial their Sixth Form options, before committing to them fully.

Pupils had the chance not only to try out how their favourite subjects are delivered in the Sixth Form, but also the chance to try new subjects that are only offered at Sixth Form, such as psychology and economics. Teachers made sure they kept the pupils entertained and excited about what lies ahead, with activities such as as extracting Chrolophyll in biology and felting in art. These all helped them better understand what they would be studying in each at Sixth Form.

To finish off the two days, the 4th Form had a presentation and talk from NCS, who offer a youth programme for 16 and 17 year olds, that encourages young people to move out of their comfort zones and take on fresh challenges, to get a taste for independence and to pick up valuable skills. The talk included the challenge of building the highest tower using only paper and Sellotape, and while the towers initially looked quite promising, unfortunately they all fell before the judging could begin!

Thank you to all the teachers who put together lessons for the taster sessions and helped support the programme, and to Mr Frazer, Head of 4th Form, for his work in organising the event.

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