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Sixth Form Enrichment

We believe that enrichment is key to the success of our students. With that in mind, we are committed to offering you a host of activities and societies. We hope that the opportunities we offer will help to enable you to broaden your horizons, take an active part in the local community and develop autonomy and personal responsibility.

Helping you to become a Worker, a Helper and a Learner

We promote the ethos that Sixth Form students should see themselves as a Worker, a Helper and a Learner. We provide a range of opportunities that will help you to develop the skills and character that are essential for future success.

Rugby Academy

We are proud to be the school chosen by Newcastle Falcons to deliver full-time Post-16 education to its academy students, as part of the AASE Scheme. Students come from as far away as Cumbria, the Borders and Teesside. The Gosforth Academy team reached the Final of the AASE League in 2016 and 2017 at Allianz Park.  We expect to see rugby continue to flourish.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award programme will provide students with a real adventure. If you are lucky enough to secure yourself a place on the programme, you will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity.

Personal Development

We offer a range of opportunities that will help you to develop interests and skills which will prove invaluable in life beyond school. Our sporting activities include basketball, football, netball, running club, cheerleading and squash.

Student Union

There are a number of committees led by Sixth Form students, which is something we encourage.  It is important to us that our students have a voice, and many important aspects of our Sixth Form community are led by students. These include our Prom Committee, who play an integral role in the organisation of our end of Year 13 function, our Recycling Committee, who ensure that as a whole school, we stay green, and most importantly, our Charity Committee, who coordinate a vast array of fund raisers and help the wider community.

Clubs and Societies

Dedicated staff and students work together to run a wide range of clubs and societies outside of lessons which will allow you to explore your more creative side, including: creative arts, music, choir/fusion band, film club and reading club. For those of you whose interest is rooted in academia, you may wish to become a part of one of our outstanding societies, which have included: 

Politics and Debating Society - For those students who wish to develop their thinking and rhetorical skills we run a well established and successful debating society. This is a great opportunity for those of you with a competitive spirit, as a team of our best debaters is entered annually into a national competition.

Psychology in Practice – Providing an opportunity to discuss practical applications of the psychology content covered as part of our A Level programme. A wide range of current issues have been discussed to date this year.

Literature and Philosophy Appreciation Society - An intellectually enriching experience for students who have a love of philosophy and literature; a society which aims to explore and critically discuss a range of literary texts and philosophical ideas. 

Work Related Learning

We ensure that all students are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of, and experience in the world of work. Students are encouraged to participate in activities based around a wide range of professions. Popular activities include Health Alive for potential nurses, the Reece Scholarship Programme for potential engineers, as well as a number of workshops with various universities, employers and training providers.

We help students to make important life choices by opening doors through which they can explore a host of industries. We operate a Careers Convention Day, and hold regular talks from industry professionals. We also allocate a two week period for work experience, where students are  supported in arranging a placement in an area of their choosing.