Clubs and Societies
There are a number of clubs and societies organised for and by Sixth Formers. We encourage students to join in and often students themselves will start a new club or society either purely for other Sixth Formers or for boys lower down in the School.
The Politics Society
This is organised by a committee of sixth formers. They invite outside speakers into school on a regular basis, which in 2018-19 included 3 MPs, 3 MEPs, as well as several academics and campaigners. All those studying Politics A Level are expected to attend most meetings, but all other students are very welcome to do so as well.
A lively Debating Society runs through most of the academic year. Audience participation is also welcomed! The Club has had considerable success in national competitions.
Each tutor group across the whole school will send representatives to committee meetings and the Committee will organise a number of fund-raising events each year. Money raised goes to the Committee’s chosen charities.
Sixth formers have long given up their time to take part in the rich musical life of the School, either in the Choir, the orchestra or with the A Level Singers.
The School stages a play or musical each year and those interested in acting, technical support, stage management and music will be keen to get involved. Sixth formers are also involved in running a lower school Drama Club.
This society for Young Scientists is run by the Science Departmet with sixth formers and aims to develop students’ interest in science through regular meetings with outside speakers. Students have also in recent years set up their own Young Engineers and Young Medics groups, organising activities and inviting speakers into school.
Wordsworth Magazine Committee
This Committee oversees the production of the annual School magazine. Budding journalists are especially welcome, alongside photographers, designers, ad salesmen, etc.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Bishop’s runs its own D of E Scheme and significant numbers of Sixth Formers enjoy success at all levels – including Gold.
Other clubs and societies available to students include Engineering Society, History Society, Politics Society MedSoc, Geography Society and Public Speaking.