Tutors encourage every girl to test themselves with something new: concentrating on their well-being and developing their skills beyond the classroom through a range of clubs, leadership opportunities and volunteering.
The Head Girl Team, comprising the Head Girl, two Deputies and several Senior Prefects, is elected in January of the Lower Sixth. Every girl is encouraged to outline her aims for the school at the Hustings before votes are cast. House Captains are elected at the same time and are vital in fostering a school spirit and inter form competition.
The Head Girl meets with the Headmistress every week and she and her deputies chair the School Council giving the Sixth Form a powerful voice in the management and direction of the school.
Sixth Formers are involved in mentoring younger years as part of the Big Sister programme. They also run clubs and societies for younger members of the school, for example, the Christian Union, Science club, Dance and Drama clubs, Debating Society and Sports Clubs.
Other school leadership opportunities include:
- Academic Prefect
- Charity Prefects
- ICT Prefect
- Run a team in the Young Enterprise scheme
- Sports Captain
- Eco Reps
- Music Prefect
- Edit the Sixth Form Magazine, The Bromley Eye
- Debate Captain
- Careers Prefect
- Member of GDST School Council
The Darwin Elective Programme
The Sixth Form is a chance for students to continue to develop their broader education: to be exposed to a wider range of skills and experiences that will prepare them for lifelong learning beyond the confines of their chosen specific academic disciplines.
Thus the Darwin Programme of electives offers students a chance to study a range of academic, cultural and practical activities such as: debating, anthropology, current affairs, architecture, digital photography, putting on a Sixth Form production and analysing ‘bad science’.
Volunteering in the local community is an important element of this programme and involves visiting schools for children with learning difficulties, helping the elderly at local residential homes and teaching swimming skills to disabled children.
The aim is to provide a broader curriculum and to extend the students’ knowledge and experiences beyond their A-level subjects. Benefits can include inspiration with higher education choices, volunteering experience, preparation for highly competitive courses and universities, the opportunity to try something completely different, personal skills development and confidence building.
Duke of Edinburgh
At Bromley High School we run successful Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Sixth Form students are invited to participate in the Gold award. Fifteen of the sixteen girls who participated in the gold award last year have achieved the award – this speaks volumes of their resilience, commitment and initiative.
One of the rewards is to attend a presentation ceremony at one of the Royal Palaces such as St James’s Palace or Buckingham Palace.
Clubs & Societies
Music, Dance, Debating and Drama are an integral part of the Sixth Form life as Sixth Formers become leaders and soloists in a rich range of choral and orchestral performances and take leading roles on the stage. We offer a full range of exciting co-curricular clubs including a number of senior societies such as Senior Swimming, Orchestra, Debating and Hockey. As girls become more confident they can also take a more active role in coaching pupils from younger years.
The annual Outlook Expedition provides opportunities for girls to enjoy an inspirational physically challenging and cultural enriching experience. Bromley High has a long history of taking successful expeditions around the globe to destinations including Mongolia, Zambia, Malawi, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Cambodia and Laos.
Many academic subjects offer exciting study trips in the Sixth Form such as:
- Iceland for Geography
- Florence with the Art Department
- San Francisco with Computing, Business and Economics
- Italy with Classics
- Germany, France and Spain with the Modern Languages Department
- The Netherlands with Sport
- New York and Los Angeles with Performing Arts