Our most successful students are those who embrace opportunities beyond the classroom.
St Marylebone 6th Form boasts a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Performing Arts, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, World Challenge, debating, sports, Student Leadership, volunteering opportunities and a host of clubs and societies run by passionate subject teachers. 6th Formers also write and produce publications such as the Marylebone Messenger, the current affairs paper NewsTues and our podcast SMSpeaks.
Students in Year 12 also enhance their leadership and organisational skills through the enrichment programme where they all organise activities for younger students, take part in work experience, take up volunteering and lead charity events.
During Year 12, every student will undertake a double lesson community service placement during the school day. This placement can be volunteering in the wider community (outside school) or within the school community. 6th Form Passport teachers and Form Tutors help students with suggestions for placements.
A sample of placements students are currently participating in include:
- Local NHS Medical Centres
- Local Primary Schools
- Well-Being mentors for lower school students
- Church Youth Groups
- Local charity shops
- Care homes
Learning outside the classroom
6th Form Passport
The 6th Form passport is a 2 year enrichment and skills-based programme pursued in addition to A-Level study. This gives students the opportunity during the school day to develop skills and undertake enrichment that will equip you with skills, opportunities and experiences to leave St Marylebone as a well-rounded, interesting and interested young adult.
The Performing and Visual Arts are at the heart of St Marylebone’s success and creativity – in all areas of learning. In the 6th Form this includes creativity in all subject teaching, form time debates and competitions, assemblies, gallery and theatre visits, our Creative Show and Art & Textiles Exhibitions, workshops with professionals and numerous opportunities to participate in school productions in Dance, Music and Drama, and producing our own podcast, SMSpeaks.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM)
Creativity is not confined to the arts classrooms at St Marylebone; teaching and learning are just as vibrant and popular in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We are also a Maths Hub and a magnet for enterprises and industries wanting to work with young people. Our creative STEM programme includes industry talks from leading professionals, workplace visits and placements, employer-engagement projects and mentoring. Many go on to universities and industry success in these fields.
Student Leadership makes a significant contribution to St Marylebone’s community. You can read more about this on the Student Leadership Team page.