In the Sixth Form at Backwell, we offer a lot of opportunities outside the classroom. We expect all sixth formers to take part in these activities because they are enjoyable, they complement the work done in lessons and they are seen as extremely valuable by future employers and Universities.  

There are four main kinds of Enrichment Opportunities: 

Volunteering – at Backwell through the Sixth Form Help Scheme and charity fund-raising or outside school through the ‘Community Action’ programme.  

Sport– such as the annual Sixth Form Production, House Matches and the Paarlauf relay competition.   

Competitions - such as the Young Enterprise scheme, inter-tutor group debating, University Challenge and the Woodspring Parliamentary Debating Tournament. 

Academic Enrichment – summer schools, work-experience placements, essay-writing competitions, University seminars and workshops are all advertised regularly for Sixth Formers.