Sixth Form open evening was a chance to show off the school to possible future Sixth Form students and with over 1000 visitors flooding through the Challoner’s gates, it can only be deemed as a great success.

Firstly, external students got a chance to hear from the Headmaster Mr Atkinson, Director of Sixth Form Mr Colquhoun and finally from Sophia Arkley, a student new to the school this year. They talked about the implementation of a co-educational Sixth Form this year and it was clear it has been a great success so far. Just as the external students got the chance to explore the school, the current Year 11s received a talk about how Sixth Form life differs from the lower school and the opportunities that will arise.

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Throughout the evening the prospective students had the opportunity to look around all the subjects offered at the Challoner’s co-educational Sixth Form. These varied from Politics to Physics, and Electronics to Economics. There were teacher lead talks about their subjects, attempting to capture the imagination of the students.

They were also able to see the world-class Sixth Form Centre and the students I was showing around were certainly very impressed by the quality of education and facilities here at Challoner’s.

Mr Atkinson was very pleased with how the evening went and said many people spoke to him with positive feedback about the evening, the students, the teachers, the subjects, and our school in general. New Sixth Form students played a key role in showing visitors around the school and telling them about their experiences in the Sixth Form so far. It goes to show how well all our new students have been fully immersed into Challoner’s life.

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