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Sixth Form Life

The Sixth Form at Guildford High School is a vibrant, creative, happy place to be and the students consistently astound us with their capacity to enthusiastically embrace new challenges and opportunities.

Fun, Friendships and New Experiences

Whether they are producing the Year 7 Panto, choreographing the annual Fashion Show, joining ‘People and Planet’, getting involved with charities or the school newspaper, there is something which appeals to every individual.  The teamwork, organisational skills and confidence which they gain from these opportunities stand the girls in good stead for university and for life in general. 

Leadership and Responsibility

Sixth Formers make a valuable contribution to the wider school community, taking on important leadership roles through the Senior Prefect Team, incorporating Head Girl, Deputy Head Girls, Heads of Houses, School Council, Charity Committee and Sixth Form Management.  Staging the Year 7 Panto, organising the Fashion Show, debating in the senior debating team which has a fantastic record at the European Youth Parliament and putting entrepreneurial flair to the test through Young Enterprise all contribute to the development of new skills and confidence. 

Out and About

Intrepid Sixth Formers embark on Gold Award Duke of Edinburgh and numerous fascinating subject-related trips take place each year, such as A Level Geographers putting investigative geographical enquiry techniques into action in the Lake District and Politics and Economics students attending an EU Conference in Paris.  Recent expeditions to far-flung destinations have included Cambodia and Nicaragua, where girls work with community projects, learn about local cultures and have a 'once in a lifetime' experience. 

Sport

Competitive sport is held in high esteem and senior Guildford High School teams are notably strong.  There is ample opportunity in Sixth Form to enjoy competitive traditional school sports through a full and varied fixtures list, representing school at local, district, county and national level.  For weekly games lessons an exceptional array of activities is available to allow girls to try out leisure activities which they will enjoy and continue beyond their school days.  A well-equipped health and fitness suite is located in the Sports Centre and options including Barre Pilates, Fencing, Golf, Ice Skating, Spinning, Squash, Yoga and Zumba are offered.

Music and Drama

The lively musical programme includes many concerts and opportunities to perform.  The Senior Choir, a large, non-auditioned choir, sings at the Carol Service and major choral concerts.  The auditioned Chamber Choir performs at a very high standard, as does the GHS and RGS Joint Chamber Choir.  The Symphony Orchestra, String Chamber Orchestra and Wind Band impress audiences at numerous concerts and around 50 ensembles meet each week.  Sixth Formers are encouraged to audition for parts in dramatic productions and to become the mainstays of the technical/design team that operates behind the scenes.  In Michaelmas Term, there is a play solely for Years 10-11 and Sixth Formers to demonstrate their talents and a major senior production takes place in the Lent Term.  Music Scholarships are available at 16+ and are open to both internal and external candidates.