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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Art and Design Show - 26.05.16
20 May 2016
On Thursday 26 May there will be an Art and Design Show showcasing work from Westfield's GCSE and A-Level students.
May Open Mornings
10 May 2016
We are holding whole school Open Mornings on Friday 20th May and Monday 23rd May from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Come along to find out more about the Top Performing School for GCSE in Newcastle and Northumberland.
Camellia Masquerade Ball 2016
25 April 2016
Tickets are available now for this year's Camellia Ball which will take place on Saturday 2nd July at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park.
Junior and Senior places available for September 2016
15 April 2016
We still have Junior and Senior places available for September 2016.
Top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE
15 April 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!
24 March 2016
We hope you all have a lovely Easter break! The summer term commences on Tuesday 12 April.
Alice in Wonderland
21 March 2016
Thank you to everyone who came along to our open-air Alice in Wonderland production. Well done to all of the cast and Mrs McGowan for putting on a wonderful show!
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.