At BCS Sixth Form we have no doubt that our Sixth Formers will go on to be the future leaders and innovators in their chosen fields. A wide variety of opportunities are available to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and we see all our students as role models and potential leaders. The development of these skills is a real strength of our Sixth Form. At the beginning of your Sixth Form career you will have the opportunity to undertake a teamwork and leadership training course; this is crucial for your personal development and also provides an opportunity to spend some time working and bonding with your year group.
The most prominent form of leadership is the Prefect system. Senior Prefects have a high-profile role in the life of the school, and undergo a rigorous and competitive selection process. There are many other opportunities for personal growth, displaying initiative and taking a lead. All Sixth Form students will have the opportunity to become prefects, and to apply to be Head Girl or Head Boy. Sixth Form prefects are expected to organise charity events, mentor events, musical events, lower school sports competitions, run the School Council and assist in a multitude of whole school activities.
The senior student team also assist in the running and organization of the annual Sixth Form Ball and other events. Sixth Form Prefects are appointed to subject areas designated as responsibility posts and curriculum areas may also nominate students to be ambassadors. This provides an ideal opportunity for students to develop their own strengths and to have a direct input into these areas of school life.
Senior students can get great pleasure and fulfilment helping younger pupils with extra-curricular activities. Running drama clubs or helping with the choir, sports coaching for the lower school teams; can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Any Sixth Former can become a mentor for lower school students, for which they will receive training and support. In addition, some students, following appropriate training, choose to become 'Buddies' to new students in the school. This invaluable opportunity allows pupils to develop the community feel that we are proud our sixth form possesses.