The Hewett Sixth Form is a place where students thrive academically and socially and we believe our students benefit from our diverse and cosmopolitan community.
In the future, your plans may include studying at an institution of higher education with several thousand students. You may also plan to travel abroad during a gap year or work for a multinational company, with people from all over the world. By studying in one of the largest school sixth form communities, renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you will be well prepared to live and work in the most challenging and exciting places.
Half of our students have not studied at The Hewett School before and come from a wide range of schools around the county and beyond, including a growing number of students from other countries. There is help for students who do not know anyone else though most students settle in quickly to new or expanded friendship groups.
We have a very active Hewett Sixth Form Union (HSFU), which is student-led, allowing all Sixth Form students to get involved and make a difference to their student experience whilst at the Hewett Sixth Form. Within the HSFU, students debate issues and discuss ideas, to bring about changes and improvements. Moreover, the HSFU oversees the running of the common room and its facilities, is actively involved in raising funds, and organises successful social events, including parties and the annual Sixth Form Prom.
We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community, where all types of people can express themselves through new roles, responsibilities and a lively social life.
In today's changing world, you need to continually develop your transferable skills and be able to demonstrate your flexibility and breadth to Higher Education institutions and employers. Later in your life your success may be determined by your ability to convince those interviewing you that you have qualities additional to those represented by your academic and vocational studies and qualifications. We believe in the development of the whole person and have an impressive range of enrichment activities on offer to our students.
Curriculum enrichment opportunities include 'AS' and 'A' level options in subjects such as Further Maths and students can also do an Extended Project Qualification. Alternatively, students can opt for a self study GCSE or A-Level with the National Extension College (NEC).
Throughout the year we also incorporate specialist guidance events such as the Futures Day, Student Conferences, Higher Education convention and visits to institutions.
We have a long and successful tradition of volunteer activities. Students find these activities varied, interesting and rewarding and employers and Higher Education institutions value the transferable skills they represent, many of which are highly relevant to specific Higher Education and career choices, from teaching and the health professions to working in an office environment or with the elderly.
We offer an excellent range of extra curricular opportunities, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, diverse sports teams, music bands, groups, the orchestra and singing.
We have a professional and well equipped theatre for the use of our students and we attract exciting companies to perform for them. Our students are involved in dramatic and musical performances, lighting and backstage work.
We have also had European exchanges, Arts faculty city breaks, ski trips, Geography field visits to Malham Tarn, Biology visits to Wells field study centre and Philosophy of Religion and Ethics visits to Leicester and London.
"There are lots of social events including parties and everyone gets along really well."