Sixth Form students at Newcastle-under-Lyme School can manage their co-curricular programme to fit their own interests, to develop their leadership skills and to complement their academic studies.
Mr Rob Lench
Assistant Head (Co-curricular and Community)
Sport continues to play a major part in School life for Sixth Form students. As in the Senior School, Sixth Form matches and fixtures take place on Saturday mornings.
At Sixth Form level, our teams continue to strive for success with our First and Second teams regularly performing well at local, regional and national tournaments.
Mr G Chesterman
Director of Sport
At all levels the creative and performing arts are highly valued and the opportunities for drama, music and art are quite exceptional.
Our rich and imaginative annual programme of concerts and plays gives every child the chance to make a contribution and experience the excitement of creative performance.
Overview of the CCF
Information on Sixth Form entry
Mr N Carter
Contingent Commander (CCF)
The Gold Award
The usual sections need to be completed: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and an Expedition, but students also need to do a 5 day Residential course. The requirements for each section are slightly more demanding than for The Silver Award.
Each year, the school runs a training expedition and an assessment expedition. If you have not already completed the Silver award you will be categorised as a Direct Entrant, and will need to complete two training expeditions as well as the assessed expedition.
The expedition can be completed on foot, or even in a canoe (depending on the degree of interest expressed and relevant previous experience). The expedition will be over four days and three nights and, once again, the groups will be self-sufficient cooking and looking after themselves. There may also be a requirement to spend at least one night in a wild camp (depending on local conditions).
The groups will subsequently need to give a presentation about their journey or complete, and hand in, a log of events.
Miss L Herian
Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator
Young Enterprise is the largest business and enterprise education charity in the UK. At Newcastle-under-Lyme School, our Sixth Formers take part in the Company Programme.
News: Young Enterprise - World of Wedgwood event March 10 2018