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- Moving Up to Secondary SchoolYear 7
My advice to Year 6 children would be don't be worried or scared. All year 6 children come to The Buckingham School for two days in July. During the two days here I met all my new classmates and my new form tutor. We had two days of planned lessons, PE and fun activities. It was really helpful and made me feel less nervous about starting school. When we did start in September, each tutor group was allocated a Year 9 mentor to help us find our way from lesson to lesson - this helped us settle in quickly.
- GCSE Option ChoicesYear 8
In the Spring term of Year 8, we look at the GCSE option choices ready to start in Year 9. The process is really thorough with extensive information for parents. We have the opportunity to talk to teachers from subject areas, and can meet students who presently study the subjects and see the resources available. The choices are based on academic ability and there are many subjects to choose from which provide potential for opportunities Post 16 and beyond.
- Extra Curricular ClubsYear 9
There are so many opportunities at The Buckingham School. Extra curricular clubs run at break, lunchtime and after school. I am part of the Computing Club which runs every week. Students can get a taste of app development, robotics, writing programs amonsgt other computing activities. Not only is it really fun and raises awareness about computer science education, it exposes students to the critical role computing holds in all careers.
- Fantastic OpportunitiesYear 10
The Buckingham School's Performing Arts department has great dance facilities. There is a dedicated large dance studio with a full set of mirrors and ballet barre. I am taking GCSE Dance as one of my subjects - dance is my passion and I am also so lucky to be part of The Buckingham School's Dance School Company. This is a fantastic opportunity to further my love of dance.
- Sixth FormYear 12 & 13
Studying at The Buckingham School's Sixth Form is a real experience. The facilities are fantastic - having been totally refurbished in 2013 after a £1.8m Local Authority Investment. We have a study area, break-out room, as well as light and business-like classrooms. See the Sixth Form area of the website for full details on what life is like in the Sixth Form.