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Clubs, Sports, Societies and Trips


We are very proud of our very broad curriculum and academic programme.

From over 20 A Level subjects to choose from, to our enrichment and co-curricular activities, there are exceptional opportunities for the girls to develop their interests and explore new ones.

Our extensive and ever-evolving Enrichment programme provides countless opportunities to explore academic subjects and wider interests outside the classroom and beyond the curriculum.

Each department runs its own Enrichment Programme, catering for the needs of the girls, preparing them for their university applications and beyond.

Academic and 'Inspire' Enrichment Programme

The Sixth@King’s supra-curricular activities are extracurricular activities that relate specifically to a subject. They provide our girls with a wide range of opportunities to develop their own interests and to explore new ones.

Sixth@king’s societies

Our leading academic societies are all run by Sixth Formers. They plan their events, invite their speakers and have the chance to hear from and speak with the experts they choose themselves.

Café Philo
A student–led informal discussion group that meets and focuses on a topic of interest related to philosophy, politics, ethics and current affairs.

Café Sciéntifique
Our innovative science group with its own blog and visiting speakers. A fun and exciting way to discover more about science and the universe.

Hobbs Society
The Sixth Form Chair and Secretary invite guests to address students on a range of topics.

Landor Dining Society
A Sixth Form led society that invites speakers with diverse specialisms and expertise.

Lit & Phil Society
For anyone interested in exploring ideas beyond the classroom.

Literary Society
A dynamic and intellectually curious group that meets in the Innovation Centre to explore authors, texts, and literary movements and theories.

Ruth Court Mathematical Society
Meets to ponder interesting problems that are different to those that might be encountered in the classroom.

A wide variety of subject-related clubs and trips are offered during Sixth@King’s. Our Sixth Formers can join and lead subject-related clubs and are encouraged to enter competitions, to compose, to perform, to visit museums and galleries, to go to the theatre in Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham and London and to write or paint; to excel.

Girls confidently accept positions of responsibility, responding well to the challenges of leadership

Most recent ISI Inspection Report

Academic Supra-Curricular

English And Drama 

Creative Writing Club • Debating Club • Drama Club • The Landor Times Journalism Club • Quiz Club

Sixth Form successes

National Writing Competitions: Young Writers, Young Poets • Amnesty International’s Young Reporter of the Year • Wicked’s Young Writer Awards • LAMDA Distinction And Merit grades

Highlights

Theatre Trips • day and evening performances • weekend trips to London • performance workshops • National Theatre Connections Festival

Maths, Science And IT 

Additional Maths Club • Computer Science Club • Dissection Club • Economics Society • ECDL • Journal Review Club • Maths Challenge Club • Science in Action • Solving Science with the Sixth Form • STEM Club • Talk Science

Sixth Form successes

Maths Challenges • Shell Bright Minds • Chemistry Olympiad Silver and Bronze Medals • Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Gold Medal • Biology Olympiad • Physics Olympiad • Talent 2030 • Women in Engineering Winners • Rotary Club Innovation Awards

Highlights

Trips to Bletchley Park • the Science Museum, London • Local Museums such as MAD Museum in Stratford and Think Tank, Birmingham

Humanities: Geography, History, Religion And Philosophy And Classics 

Film Club • Geography Club • Greek Club • Politics Club

Sixth Form successes

Oxford University Film Competition • Rotary Club Youth Speaks

Highlights

Fieldtrips and residential visits • British Museum in London • the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford • Wroxeter Roman Villa • Roman Baths • residential trips to Iceland, Russia, Morocco, China, Greece, Italy, Amsterdam, Venice, Paris, French Battlefields, Munich, Berlin and Nuremberg, Arizona and the Grand Canyon, Washington DC and New York

Modern Foreign Languages  

French Club • French Conversation • German Club • Italian Club • Spanish Culture Club • Mandarin

Sixth Form successes

Anglo-French Speaking Competition • Goethe-Institut award • Wainwright Writing Award • Top student in the Country in Language for Business

Highlights

French, German and Spanish Homestays and Exchanges • work experience • language cinema trips

Art, Design & Technology And Music  

A Capella Choirs • Art Clubs • Big Band • Design & Technology Club • Life Drawing Club • Textiles Club • Photography Club • Aural Class • Bella Capella Vocal Group • Canticum Choir • Chamber Ensembles • Clarinet Ensemble • Cooking For University Club • Flute Choir • Foundation Chamber Choir • Foundation Concert Band • Foundation Orchestra • “Foundation 16” • Foundation Wind Orchestra • GCSE Composition Workshop • Guitar Ensemble • Harp Ensemble • Intermediate Orchestra • Jazz Bands • Junior Chamber Choir • Junior Choir • Jazz Combo • Landor String Quartet • Lower Brass Ensemble • Main Orchestra • Music Theory Group • Recorder Consort • Rock Bands • Senior Chamber Choir • Senior Choir • Senior String Quartet • String Ensemble • String Orchestra • Upper Brass Ensemble • Windband • Wind Ensemble

Sixth Form successes

National Concert Band Platinum Award Winner • Music Rising Stars • Eton Choral Courses • Rodolfus Choir • Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) • Millennium Youth Choir • National Youth Choir • Birmingham Youth Chorus • St Mary’s Choir • Soloist with Solihull Symphony • National School Photography Awards • People’s Choice Photography Winner • National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Highlights

Venice Art Trip • Paris Art Trip • Gallery Visits to London • Oxford • Smallwood Manor Strings Ensemble Weekend • Birmingham and local art trips, such as Compton Verney and Jephson Gardens

Trips

Some of the most memorable and exciting trips we offer take place during the Sixth Form years, ranging from day excursions to extended residential adventures. Each trip has its academic focus and gives girls the opportunity, perhaps, to ski, climb volcanoes, go camel trekking, ride horses or elephants, and to experience the culture and landscapes of these cities and countries.

INDIA

One of the best-loved and most memorable Sixth Form trips is to India. This two week trip explores the sights of the Golden Triangle of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur, and visits to the Taj Mahal, the Amber Palace, the Royal Observatory, Jama Mayal Mosque, Humayum’s Tomb and the Red Fort. Sixth Formers employ their own fundraising programme beforehand to financially support our partner school Alchauna school in the foothills of the Himalayas; our second week of the trip we spend working in the school and community, completing projects and building relationships which improve the educational opportunities for the students in this remote village.

"One of the best weeks I have had at King’s was during the India trip, where we taught in a school. It was great to see the changes we were making to the children’s lives in just a short amount of time." King's High Sixth Former

Homestays

France • Germany • Spain

Skiing

North America and Canada

Trips

Amsterdam • Berlin • Iceland • India • Italy • Malaysia • Morocco • Munich • New York and Washington DC in the United States • Nuremberg • Paris • Ranching in Arizona • Russia • San Francisco • South Africa • Venice

The Talented Athletes Programme (TAP) 

Whether you aspire to gold medals or being a part of a county or national championship team, at King’s High we understand the challenges of combining studying with top level sport, and we can offer unrivalled support for our student athletes. Girls selected for our Talented Athletes Programme are allocated their own Performance Sport Mentor, and benefit from university trips, visits from professional athletes, and practical workshops on training, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports injuries, psychology and time management.

Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

The Combined Cadet Force programme runs jointly with Warwick School. Girls take part in weekly sessions and drills, and residential training camps, with an opportunity to attend Summer Camps on a military base. They learn military skills, and undertake adventurous training, such as rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.

"CCF is a Friday afternoon activity that I love. From learning how to march in a squad to loading weapons, camp craft, and shooting on a live range, it has taught me skills that I would not have learned otherwise! It’s a great mix of logic and outdoor adventure which appeals to someone sporty like myself."

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme (D of E) is very strong at King’s, with almost 2,000 girls completing the expedition section at various levels since 1994.

 

Over 200 girls have achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Mentoring

Every subject nominates high-achieving Year 12 and 13 girls to act as a mentor for girls across all year groups. The girls meet once each week for these personal tutorials. The programme benefits both the girls requiring the additional support and the Sixth Formers, who reinforce their own subject knowledge through sharing and revising during the mentoring process. Year 12 and 13 girls can also take up the opportunity to support a younger student, either on a one-toone pastoral mentoring basis, or through the King’s Listening Service. Acting as a Mentor is considered one of the qualifications for the King’s Baccalaureate.

Young Enterprise (YE)

Young Enterprise is a nationally recognised programme which affords our girls the platform to develop business and workplace skills, as they start a business from the ground up. Run in collaboration with Warwick School, our YE companies have won prestigious county and regional awards for their businesses, and the manner in which they have produced, marketed and sold their products. The skills developed within YE are valued by universities and future employers.

Recent successes include: Best Company, Joint Best Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Use of ICT, Logo Prize Winner, Best Trade Stand, Best Presentation, Best Company Report, Best Finance Report, Best Company Report, Marketing Award, Best Managing Director, Best Finance Director, Best Adviser, Teamwork Award.