Student Leadership Opportunities
As a member of United College Sixth Form, students are amongst the eldest students in the school and as such, we expect you to act as role models for other members of the school. This means everything from being positive and friendly to supporting students who might need your help.
We expect all Sixth Form students to get on board with supporting staff and the school in a wide variety of roles, from the day to day work of ensuring safe movement around the building to supporting with school events such as Open Evenings, as well as some of the following: sports teams, coaching; helping staff in lessons and working with students struggling in particular areas. For those students who are keen to be even more actively involved in leadership roles and responsibilities, we offer a range of roles and opportunities to all members of our Sixth Form. Detailed information about these roles will be given to students when they start and we hope that many of you will apply and get involved.
Being successful at United College Sixth Form is more than just earning high grades. Sixth Form is an opportunity to focus on developing new skills, making new friends and crafting a path for your future. Getting involved in extracurricular activities will help you to create memories that will last a lifetime. The benefits of student leadership in Sixth Form include making important connections with school leaders, building a solid resume and learning about how to work well with your peers. Leadership roles for Sixth Form students include the following:
Students are encouraged to take part in leadership opportunities in their chosen subjects, such as helping to lead extra-curricular clubs for younger students, or acting as subject ambassadors. They might take on responsibilities within the Sixth Form Executive Team, participating in Student Voice meetings and School Council meetings, as well as being positive role models to others. These experiences help them develop their communication skills, embed their learning and create opportunities to mentor younger students, thereby developing self-confidence and giving them a chance to share their enthusiasm, adding considerable value to CVs and UCAS applications.
Sixth form students are also encouraged to take part in activities in their educational and local community. This includes getting involved in fundraising, organising and volunteering for academy events and much more. These are key development experiences that help students become strong, confident and proactive individuals.