The Sixth Form Enrichment programme opens up a world of opportunities to explore and discover. The aim of the programme is to learn something that is different and maybe a little unusual and, more importantly, something that will enrich you as an individual.
At Newcastle High we offer the Gold Arts Award, Young Foreign Language Leader Award and Level II Community Sports Leadership Award: all are excellent in developing new skills. In addition, through our Cultural Studies Programme girls can attend lessons in a choice of subjects such as Art History, Film Studies and Financial Planning).
Voluntary Service is major part of our Enrichment Programme and every girl is encouraged to volunteer in the local community in some way – working with children, disabled people or the elderly for instance.
Leadership opportunities abound, we have the Head Girl and her Senior Prefect Team, House Captains, Forum Prefects and the many other roles that help make our school such a special community.
Physical fitness is the key to a healthy body as well as the basis for creative intellectual activity. With this in mind PE is compulsory in our Sixth Form and we offer a range of options that reflect the girls’ interests; as well as team sports girls can get involved in activities such as Zumba and yoga or have the opportunity to go to a fitness suite.
Our range of clubs and activities is boundless. Girls can extend their Music skills in numerous ways; learn to put their point across in Debating and Public Speaking, satisfy their wanderlust through international travel and dance themselves fit. They can join some of the best sports teams in the region, attend the Medical or Law Society or join a Reading group just to name some of the options. There is always the option to set up a new club too.
Preparing for the future forms a major part of our Enrichment programme, providing girls with extensive advice and support as they start to plan for life after A Levels. Our Careers and Sixth Form team guide the girls through the application process, from choice of course and institution through to the completion of their UCAS forms and writing of personal statements. The annual NHSG Higher Education evening is an exceptionally valuable event where girls and parents are able to meet with staff from a wide range of Higher education institutions as well as businesses offering higher apprenticeships, while our biennial NHSG Career Connect event brings businesses and other organisations into school to both inspire and offer advice. Over and above, the GDST offers girls a range of work experience opportunities and Insight days with prestigious companies such as PWC, Barclays and Rolls Royce.
Our aim is for the girls to choose the right future pathway for them, based not only on their passions and interests, but having researched and gained sound advice and guidance on their choices.