Sixth Form Life

Thrive Not Survive 

Our Sixth Form students will be encouraged to become confident, intellectually-curious, independent thinkers and life-long learners.  Our dedicated tutorial programme will support students during their time in the sixth form and also prepare them for life after Trinity.  Over the course of their time in the sixth form students will receive support and guidance that covers five broad themes.  The themes and examples of topics are show below.

Well Being

  • Consent
  • Road safety and driving
  • Healthy living
  • Drugs and alcohol

Money Management

  • Types of bank account
  • Loans and savings
  • Budgeting
  • Pensions
  • Mortgages
  • Money pitfalls e.g. payday loans, pawning, rent to buy

University and Careers

  • Careers evenings
  • Oxbridge evening
  • University evenings for parents
  • How to apply and use UCAS
  • Trips to open days
  • Writing the personal statement
  • Understanding university finance
  • Transition to university day

Work

  • Public speaking
  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques
  • Debating
  • Work shadowing

Leadership

  • Head Boy / Girl
  • Prefects
  • House Captains
  • Mentoring
  • Societies
  • Politics
  • Lectures
  • Current affairs

Friday Lectures

Our Friday lecture programme is designed to widen the students perspectives of the world they live in, and to help them to understand more clearly the role they have in it.

Lectures so tar this year have included

  • Lord Jonathan Evans KCB – Retired Director General of MI5 – “Protecting National Security”
  • Ian Watmore – First Civil Service Commissioner – “Business and Politics of Sport”
  • William Alexander – Caste Farm, Kent – “Food, Farming and the Future”
  • Katharine Hill – UK Director, Care for the Family – “Real Relationships”

We also have a wide range of speakers scheduled to visit over the remainder of the academic year.  This includes the Couture Manager for Alexander McQueen, an Assistant Director of UBS, the local MP, a retired Chief Superintendent of Kent Police, a local Judge, and Fiona Spargo-Mabbs (Founder of The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation) coming to speak about making safer choices

Sport

Sport and teams will be an important part of the Sixth Form at Trinity School.  Time for sport will be blocked on the timetable to enable students to keep fit and active, and for our sports teams to take part in fixtures against other schools.

Service

Serving others is a key part of the Trinity ethos.  Students in the Sixth Form will be supported to find service placements within the school and external communities.  Already we have a number of students in the Sixth Form engaged in service.  This includes leading clubs and teams and helping at a mother and toddler group at a local church.