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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Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
04 February 2016
Our next whole school Open Day is Saturday 5 March from 10am to 1pm.
Green Flag Inspection success
02 February 2016
Westfield recently passed a Green Flag inspection with flying colours and was awarded a fourth Green Flag. We received some wonderful comments from the Assessor.
Sixth Form Taster Day - 5.2.16
28 January 2016
Our Sixth Form Taster Day is on Friday 5 February. Please contact the school office to find out more and reserve your place.
Westfield Association Quiz Night - 5.2.16
27 January 2016
The Westfield Association Quiz Night takes place on Friday 5 February at 7:00pm.
Top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE
21 January 2016
For the second year in a row we are the top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland at GCSE according to the latest league tables!
Sunderland High School
19 January 2016
We are so sorry to hear about the closure of Sunderland High School today. Westfield welcomes any girls who are looking for a new school to attend our Entrance and Scholarship examination day on Friday 22 January or our Open Day on Saturday 5 March.
Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
18 January 2016
Our next whole school Open Day will be held on Saturday 5 March 2016 at 10am. For more information please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day - 22.01.16
12 January 2016
Our 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day is Friday 22nd January. To find out more please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
Second consultation for Westfield School development proposals - 13.01.16
08 January 2016
Plans to bring improved sports facilities, including a county-standard gymnasium at Westfield School, are to go on display again.