A Guide to our Sixth Form


In addition to your courses, you will be encouraged to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and additional qualifications. These will provide you with opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and will help to give your future applications (University, Apprenticeship, Employment) ‘the edge’, an important element in today’s competitive market. Whether you choose to join a sports team, ‘Go for Gold’ in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or become a member of the Student Council, our programme will help to enrich your learning adventure and equip you with skills to boost your university and job applications. Student voice plays a large role in determining the activities we run each year, in a typical year you might expect to see:

  • Makaton
  • First Aid
  • Sporting Fixtures (Football, Rugby, Swimming, Hockey, Running Club)
  • National Citizenship Service Award (NCS)
  • Student Council (Year 12 and 13)
  • Work Experience Opportunities – professional development week
  • Debating Society
  • Krakow – Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit
  • UCAS Conventions
  • Students Mentors (Involvement with lower school KS3 – Paired Reading/Reading Rangers)
  • Sixth Form Quiz League
  • Duke of Edinburgh (Gold)
  • University Open Days and Tasters
  • Exchange Trips overseas
  • Scholars Programme
  • Theatre Visits
  • Young Enterprise
  • Youth Speaks
  • Drive Awareness Course
  • PREVENT Training
  • Model United Nations (MUN)

Sixth Form Dress Code

The following table is the Marches Sixth Form Dress Code. It should be adhered to at all times throughout the academic year.

For clarification on any clothing, please speak to one of the Sixth Form team.

Appropriate for School Not appropriate for School
All students should wear smart, modest work style wear.You set an example for other students in school, please remember that you are dressing for a school setting.

If you are unsure whether your choice of clothes is suitable, please ask a member of the Sixth Form team before you wear it into school.

  • Casual round neck t-shirts (unless shirt worn over the top)
  • Denim Jackets
  • Sportswear (including tracksuit style bottoms)
  • Obvious logos or pictures on any item of clothing
  • Jeans of any description
  • Ripped clothes
  • Hoodies (with the exception of Marches Sixth Form)
  • Sports, denim or casual style shorts
  • Hats or Caps
  • Visible underwear/ bare midriffs (shoulders covered)
  • Casual Shoes including open toe sandals, canvas shoes or trainers, Vans or Converse (even leather ones) or flip flops
  • Leggings or Jeggings
  • Leather or mock leather clothing of any kind
  • Short and or stretchy, elasticated skirts or dresses
  • Extreme hair styles/unnatural colours
  • Fashion tights (tights worn should be a solid colour)
  • Visible tattoos
  • Multiple facial piercings (one stud should be worn, facial piercing should be modest and safe for a school setting)

This list is not exhaustive, if you choose to wear something which does not fit within the spirit of the policy or is unsuitable to wear on the main school site you may be asked to go home and change.