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We are proud of our commitment to the personal development of all our Sixth Formers. 

 

The Sixth Form Retreat to Soli at Alton Castle

The Sixth Form residential retreat to Soli at Alton is truly one of the high points of any Hagley Sixth Former’s experience.

Alton Castle is the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s retreat centre for young people in Staffordshire.  The Sixth Form Retreat is open to all members of Year 12.  There is nothing like getting away from school but a Sixth Form retreat is more than an activity weekend or a school holiday trip.  It’s a chance to step out of the treadmill of daily life and gain a few moments for real spiritual reflection and recreation.  The retreat is not run by teachers but by the Soli staff who are gap year students, very sensitive to young people’s needs and who know how to help you to get to know needs and who know how to help you to get to know each other and also yourself.

John Paul II Award

The Pope John Paul II Award enables you to take an active part in the local community, British Society and the life of your Church.  It enables young adults to become more aware of the role of the Catholic Church in the world.

The Award is committed to helping you enhance your spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help you to demonstrate your ability to commit to a task and goal, providing excellent evidence to incorporate into your UCAS Personal Statement.

The Award is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment.  Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 20 weeks.  You have a maximum of sixteen months to complete the requirements of the Award.

The Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them.  What better way to be a positive role model for other young people in society than contribute to this community work!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

A world class youth award scheme, famous for its expedition as well as for its volunteering.  We currently offer Silver and Gold programmes in the Sixth Form.

Photography

A highly rewarding six session introduction to photography from a very successful professional photographer.

First Aid

A full day course providing a qualification in Basic First Aid

Lessons from Auschwitz

An amazing opportunity to travel for a day to Auyschwitz and then to teach others about the Holocaust.

Debating

The debating club provides a fantastic opportunity to develop your debating, public speaking and analytical skills.  Great for those interested in competitive courses at University.

Peer Listening Scheme

We are particularly proud of our anti-bullying support provided by Sixth Formers for younger pupils through our innovative Peer Listening Scheme.

Survival Cooking

Find it difficult to open a tin of beans? Learn a few cookery basics from our very own in house chef.  Sign up and be the envy of your friends at University

How to be a Culture Vulture in the 21st Century

Interested in classic modern films, fancy taking time out to explore some of the avant garde art galleries in London, or do you just generally enjoy discussing about how modern life is represented – then make sure you participate in this brilliant group that runs every fortnight.