To achieve a healthy balance with work, most students need time set aside each week for other pursuits such as sports, hobbies, social events or visits. Social activities help each student find their place in the College and achieve a sense of well-being.
Oxford Sixth Form College offers a lively programme of visits and extra-curricular activities that complement the academic curriculum. While staying with us, students will have a great cultural experience and come away with memories of Oxford that will last a lifetime.
Social life and culture
Throughout the year Oxford Sixth Form College runs a number of extra-curricular activities, including debating, music, film, law, table tennis and football – along with social events such as international evenings, fundraising events and film screenings. At the beginning of Michaelmas Term (autumn) there is an informal welcome party, and at the end of term a Christmas party. A boating trip is also held in early summer – a gentle finale to the academic year.
Students are also encouraged to take part in the rich cultural life of Oxford. Theatres and cinemas are both plentiful in the city, and Oxford has many fine galleries and museums, including the Ashmolean, the Pitt Rivers, the University Museums and the Museum of Modern Art. We are also happy to assist those who wish to join the various clubs and societies open to them in the city.
Team sports and events are organised in conjunction with other Sixth Form colleges in Oxford. Basketball and soccer are amongst the most popular. A sports hall is booked each week for basketball and badminton, a floodlit pitch is available for five-a-side soccer, and tennis courts are booked for students during the summer months. Squash courts are also available locally, as is a fitness gym and two excellent swimming pools.
Students wishing to play rugby, hockey, lacrosse or any other team sport on a serious basis can often be introduced to city or University clubs.
These are led and often run by the students. There are clubs and societies such as book club, law society, charity club, table tennis, football and basketball that run at lunchtimes or in the evenings. The clubs change each year and are determined by student preference. Additionally, all students are informed about the Student Council, which meets weekly. The Council attends meetings with College officers every half-term and is instrumental in College developments and changes.
Students who want to undertake other extra-curricular activities are supported by the Activities Manager, who works with the Personal Tutor Coordinator and the Student Services Director to put on lunchtime speakers and other activities that might be of interest to students. Students who are seemingly withdrawn or shy are also encouraged to participate as part of a group, which helps them to grow in self-confidence.
If you would like to discover what Oxford Sixth Form College can offer, or see the College yourself, you can contact us to find out about our open days and book a tour. Call us today on +44(0)1865 793333, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.