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There is far more to Backwell Sixth Form than study.  We offer a huge range of trips and activities - sporting, artistic, vocational and outward bound - to suit the ambitions of every student.​

We expect all our sixth formers to take part because, not only are activities enjoyable and rewarding, but equally importantly they complement the work done in lessons and are seen as extremely valuable by future employers and universities.  Here are just a few examples:​

Sport and Culture:  You can take part in the annual Sixth Form drama production, Sixth Form inter-house sport competitions and the amazing Paarlauf relay race.  Our Sixth Form sports teams are very successful in competition with other schools and colleges and we run a very popular ski trip.  You can join in whole school drama, dance and music events and there are a number of student-led clubs such as MedSoc.​

Competitions:  You can join in with inter-tutor group debating, take part in the University Challenge contest, or you can represent Backwell School in the model United Nations.​

Volunteering:  This is an integral part of life at Backwell as sixth formers are encouraged to work with younger students through the Sixth Form Help Scheme and also to volunteer in the community.  Students also regularly carry out fundraising events for their chosen charities.​

Academic Enrichment:  We are able to help students take advantage of a number of enrichment activities such as summer schools, work experience placements and university seminars and workshops.​​

Backwell Sixth Form has helped me develop as a person both inside and out of the classroom.  The school embraces us for who we are and helps us better our strengths, whatever they may be.  (Adam, Deputy Head Student)