In addition to the expansive offering within your core subjects, which will see you take part in field trips and cultural visits with your academic studies, you will also benefit from numerous opportunities to broaden your horizons, provide leadership opportunities, accrue additional qualifications and improve your curriculum vitae.
Sixth Form students organise and run their own clubs and activities ranging from whole school charity events, their own in-school business and visits to cities such as Paris and London. They take an active part in the many whole school House Competitions which include sporting events and the Sixth Form University Challenge. They participate in the BASE Challenge, the annual essay writing Competition, the Duke of Edinburgh award, the TGS Media Team and the annual school production. They attend and lead the numerous after school activities such as Film club, Go-kart racing, Dance, Cipher Challenge and Poetry.
During the academic year there are also three de-timetabled enrichment days during which Sixth Form students are able to experience a range of activities including: Cooking on a budget, Self Defence, Financial Management, Health Awareness, Team Building and Interviewing Skills. The Sixth Form also benefits from very close links with the University of Cambridge and University of Suffolk, who regularly provide our students with opportunities to raise their aspirations through talks and visits, as well as practical help and guidance in completing UCAS forms and preparing for interviews.
As a student of Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form these opportunities will provide you with additional skills, new challenges and an enriched curriculum vitae which will benefit you considerably when applying for University, apprenticeships and future careers.