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:
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
Krakow – Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit
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
Drive Awareness Course
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)
Sportswear (including tracksuit style bottoms)
Obvious logos or pictures on any item of clothing
Jeans of any description
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)
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.
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