Life in the Sixth Form
The Sixth Form acts as a springboard for the future, leading to the third stage in your education. It is the key to your future and your chosen career. It is a time where all that has gone before in school life comes together and should be a rewarding, stimulating and interesting two years.
At this stage it may be unclear what you will finally decide to do when you leave school but unless you have made a specific decision, such as a career in medicine or engineering, then think about keeping open as many doors as possible. Choose subjects which you like and enjoy. We will be able to give you guidance on all of this. However, there is more to Sixth Form life than just academic work. You will have the chance to develop interests and take responsibilities, making use of the wide range of opportunities in sport, drama, music and community services which are available at Westfield. There are opportunities to become involved in our award winning Young Enterprise Group and also participate more fully in Round Square activities. Combine all the privileges and responsibilities which are available at Westfield and you will find life really begins in the Sixth Form.
Each Sixth Form student has her own Tutor who she will meet on a regular basis. Sixth Form tutors are available to counsel students and meet with parents. Tutors will monitor the student's progress through all their academic and extra curricular activities and work closely with them throughout their time in the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students also have many roles of responsibility through the House System. They also enjoy their role of 'Big Sister' to a 'Little Sister' which enables them to form a 'special' relationship with younger girls throughout the school.
Roles of Responsibility
The Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl are appointed in the Summer Term of Lower Sixth, ready to take up their roles in the beginning of their Upper Sixth year. There are a variety of roles for Lower Sixth students as House Captains, Deputy House Captains, Senior Prefects, Games, Music, Drama, Service and Environment Captains. These roles enable the girls to develop their organisational skills and build strong relationships with the younger girls in the school and with members of staff.
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Westfield Association Christmas Fayre
18 November 2015
This year's Christmas Fayre will be held on Friday 27 November from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
Remembrance Day with Vera Baird
11 November 2015
Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, visited Westfield to take part in its annual Remembrance Day service.
Top Newcastle chef picks Cook of the Year winner
09 November 2015
Westfield girls have been battling it out for the Cook of the Year 2015 title in a competition judged by Chris Finnigan, Head Chef at Lane7 in Newcastle.
Westfield Association Bonfire Party
28 October 2015
Tickets are now on sale for the popular Westfield Association Bonfire Party!
Lower 4 cross-curricular project
15 October 2015
Girls in Lower 4 are taking part in an exciting cross-curricular project which uses a combination of Maths, English and Art skills.
Development proposals to go on display
12 October 2015
Plans to bring improved sports facilities, including a county-standard gymnasium at Westfield School, are to go on display later this month.
Upper Four visit Cake Stories in Jesmond
05 October 2015
Girls from Upper Four East recently enjoyed a treat visit to Cake Stories, a coffee house and cakery in Jesmond.
Cook of the Year competition returns
29 September 2015
The popular Cook of the Year competition is back for 2015 and this year the theme is 'A Taste of the Med'
Coffee Morning raises funds for Macmillan
28 September 2015
We are delighted that our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday was a great success!