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.
Our clubs and societies are run by our staff on a voluntary basis and cover a wide range of interests. ome of the clubs that have run during the past year include:
- Acoustic Guitar
- Biology drop-in
- Chess Club
- Creative Mixed Media
- Creative Writing
- Drama Club
- Houseplant Club
- Model United Nations
- Poetry Club
- Philosophy Club
- Ultimate Frisbee
Students themselves also have the opportunity to run clubs and societies for their peers; last year we additionally had:
- Be You Club
- Comic Book Club
Social life and culture
Throughout the year Oxford Sixth Form College runs a number of social events such as international evenings, fundraising events and film screenings. At the beginning of AutumnTerm there is an informal welcome party, and at the end of term a Christmas party. A punting and picnic party trip is also held in early summer, as well as a Summer Ball to see the academic year out in style.
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.
Team sports and events are organised in conjunction with other Sixth Form colleges. 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 senior College staff once every half-term and is instrumental in College developments and changes.
Students who want to undertake other extra-curricular activities are supported by the Student Council Manager, who works with the Senior Tutors 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.
The possibilities are endless!
Oxford Sixth Form College does not pretend to offer a vast range of extracurricular activities; our focus is and always has been on academics and ensuring you are receiving the support you need. That said, if there is a particular activity or sport you are interested in, we will try our hardest to find a local club you can join while you study with us and, where possible, work your schedule around it. We have the utmost respect for our students’ interests and talents and will help you in every way we can to pursue them.
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 email@example.com.