Bar Mock Trial

The Bar Mock Trial is a national competition for aspiring barristers. Schools compete in regional heats held at local crown courts where they contest a mock criminal law case in which teams of students perform the roles of defending and prosecuting barriers. Each case is held before a real judge, with the winning schools progressing to the national finals.

The competition provides students considering a career in law with a valuable insight into the legal system but may also appeal to drama students who can perform as witnesses during the trials as well as students interested in journalism, who can enter the Court Reporters competition for students that compose a newspaper report on one of the trials that they have observed.


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Choir

The choir is open to all seasoned and aspiring vocalists and welcomes both male and female students. The choir rehearse each week and often collaborate with The Sixth Form band when performing at school functions, presentation evenings and at the annual Battle of the Bands competition. The choir specialises in performing modern and popular music vocal compositions.

The choir is also scheduled to enter the National Choir Of The Year competition.


Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club runs throughout the Spring term. Students meet weekly and work on any medium of creative writing that interests them, from poetry, to short stories through to full novels.

Each year, students have the opportunity to publish their work in 'The Sixer' magazine and the club will also run both a poetry and short story writing competition.

Students will also have the opportunity to enter their work in to The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition, where the first prize is £5000, as well as the BBC Radio 2 500 Words short story writing competition.

 

Debate Team

The Debate Team is ideal for students that are considering careers in fields such as law or politics or for students looking to enhance their university personal statement by evidencing their presentation, verbal reasoning and public speaking skills.

The Debate Team meets during the Autumn term, with debate topics ranging from the abolition of the monarchy to the privatisation of the National Health Service. The team take part in debates throughout the year against other schools in the county and in October the school competes in The English Speaking Union's National Debating Championship for Schools.


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Moulton School Sixth Form students have the opportunity to study for their bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, a scheme that is highly valued by both universities and employers. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is a national qualification that requires students to pass a programme of volunteer work, physical challenges, skills building, an expedition and, for the gold ward, a residential activity. Moulton School is now an accredited provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and you can organise and participate in all of the activities and challenges you need to complete in order to achieve each level of the award through the school.


Economics Society

The Econ Soc is popular with students who are studying A level Economics or are planning to study Politics or Economics at university.

Members of the society enter competitions run by The Royal Economic Society and The Bank of England as well as participating in economics debates with Econ Soc's from other schools in the county.


Film Makers' Society

The Film Makers' Society is popular with students who enjoy media production and might be considering a degree of future career in film, television or other visual mediums.

The work of members of the society will be used during school functions, presentation evenings and assemblies as well as being displayed on the school's YouTube channel and on this website. Members of the society will also have the opportunity to enter the Cinemagic Young Film Maker competition.


Fundraising Team

The Fundraising Team is responsible for coordinating the Sixth Form's charitable activities, from selecting a partner charity for the academic year, to organising and hosting a range of fundraising events.

Recent successful events include a marathon football match, The Great Moulton Bake Off and a Summer Fete.

Over the past two years, the group have worked with Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK and the mental health charity MIND, raising over £5000 during this period through a range of events.

The group is popular with students looking for experience in events management, business or entrepreneurialism as well as those looking to add some community work to their CV's or UCAS statements or those who simply enjoy working on charitable projects.

 

 

 

Ghana Expedition

Each Spring, a team of Moulton Sixth Form students embark on a trip to Ghana where they join forces with a company called Venture Force, who specialise in volunteering expeditions.

The aim of the trip is to contribute to ongoing community projects, with past expeditions helping to build facilities for the Eugemot orphanage in the Volta region of Ghana, such as accommodation blocks and medical facilities.

Students have the opportunity to stay with residents of the local community and learn more about life in rural Africa as well as participating in visits that take in some breath taking sights and allow you to get close to the indigenous wildlife. 

In the past, some students have been so influenced by their experiences on the Ghana expedition that they have taken part in the trip in both Year 12 and Year 13 and some have even taken a gap year before university to continue their association with Venture Force. The local residents, particularly the children, are incredibly welcoming of their guests and most students find it incredibly difficult to say goodbye to their hosts.

Students that return from the expedition do so having been through both a memorable and life affirming experience. This truly is the ultimate volunteering opportunity.

 


Maths Mentoring Programme

The Maths Mentoring Programme is a scheme designed to partner sixth form students with pupils in Year 7 so that sixth form students can support them with their numeracy and maths studies. You will meet with your assigned pupil each week during lesson time, when you will work with them on numeric activities. Before beginning the programme, you will also be fully trained so that you feel comfortable working with young people and supporting their studies. 


Media Leaders

The team of media leaders help to organise media coverage for events involving the Sixth Form and the main school. This could include writing match reports for school sports fixtures that will be published on the school's social media platforms as well as external websites, exposing your work to a national audience. It may also involve composing reviews of school productions, shows and charity events that will be submitted to local media outlets or managing teams of media leaders from younger age groups and helping them to produce school bulletins and newsletters.


Medicine Society (MedSoc)

MedSoc is a society for students considering careers and higher education courses in all aspects of health care, from doctors, nurses and dentists to physiotherapists and occupational therapists. 

Competition for places on such courses is fierce, so MedSoc aims to support members to build a CV that will differentiate them from other candidates. This includes helping members find valuable work experience, attending medical conferences and lectures on issues such as how to get in to medical school as well as entering the prestigious Oxford Medical School Gazette essay competition. Members of the MedSoc also compete in medical debating competitions against other schools in the region.


National Citizenship Service

The National Citizenship Service (NCS) is a national scheme for 15-17 year olds. The scheme requires you to embark on a week-long residential stay at an outdoor activity centre where you will undergo a series of team building challenges such as canoeing, rock climbing, hiking and archery with other students participating in the scheme. Later in the year, you meet back up with your team at a residential centre where you will embark on a programme of skills building, encompassing anything from photography, media, sports coaching and entrepreneurialism.

Finally, you and your team are required to put all of your new skills in to practice by planning and putting on an event or project in your local community. This will require you to fund raise and project manage an event that will somehow benefit the community in which you live. Once your event is concluded, you will graduate as from the NCS with a nationally recognised qualification and you may even be asked to work as an NCS leader.


Reading Mentoring Programme

This initiative partners sixth form students with a pupil in Year 7 or 8. Mentors meet with their assigned pupil once a week and work through a library of reading activities designed to help enhance their reading skills. All reading mentors are required to take part in a full training programme before beginning the initiative.

The scheme has produced some truly astounding results over recent years, with the reading age of some of the students benefiting from the tutoring advancing several years.

The Reading Mentoring Programme is obviously attractive to students looking to enhance their CV's or university applications by demonstrating their volunteer work, their ability to teach others and ability to fulfill a position of considerable responsibility.


School Production

The annual whole school production premieres each spring term. Over recent years, performances have included Grease, Sweeney Todd and Oliver. 

There are opportunities for sixth form students interested in performing arts to take lead and supporting roles as well as for those involved in the school orchestra to contribute to the musical score.

Students can also get involved in set design and audio & lighting production.


Sixth Form Band

The renowned Sixth Form Band are one of the most popular sixth form societies.

Specialising in transforming modern hits into Big Band covers, the band are regular guests at a wide range of sixth form and whole school events as well as competing in school wide music competitions. 

The band also appear at shows and country fairs around the county during the Summer term.

The band are always on the look out for new members, so no matter what instrument you play, the group will welcome you with open arms.


Sports Leaders

The Sixth Form Sports Leaders organise and run sports events, both within school and at external competitions and events.

There are opportunities for Gold Sports Leaders to take control of a school team for one of the younger year groups, planning and delivering coaching sessions and supporting the PE department at fixtures as well as going out to help run competitions and coaching sessions for local primary schools.

Sports Leaders also help officiate fixtures and tournaments and oversee the work of the Sports Leaders from younger year groups.


Sports Teams & Clubs

Badminton & Table Tennis - WednesdayThursday 08.00-08.35 & Wednesday lunchtime

Early risers can attend the twice-weekly badminton and table tennis breakfast club as well as a session that takes place on Wednesday lunchtimes. There are also opportunities to participate in fixtures and competitions against other schools.

Basketball

The boys' basketball team compete throughout the academic year in competitive fixtures against other schools in the county.

Cricket - Wednesday 15.30-16.30 (Summer Term)

The boys' cricket team hold a weekly nets session during the summer term, as well as competing in fixtures against other schools. The team may also benefit from the school's coaching links with Northamptonshire CCC.

Dodgeball - Friday 15.30-16.30 (Girls on Week 1, Boys on Week 2)

This popular club attracts huge numbers, incorporates loud music and is a student favorite. The boys' club and girls' club operate on alternate weeks and both teams participate in fixtures against other schools throughout the course of the year.

Fitness - Wednesday 15.30-16.30 (Spring Term)

This weekly session for girls takes place during the Spring Term and incorporates cardio, strength, conditioning and muscle toning work outs.

Football - Wednesday 15.30-16.30

The boys' football team welcomes players of all abilities, from those already playing non-league football to those who just want to keep fit. The sixth form has a first team and second team, so competitive fixtures are organised for players across ability ranges. The first team participates in the Northants Sixth Form League, and are the current champions, as well as entering the Under 17's Northants County Cup, which the school won in 2015, and the ESFA National Under 18's Schools' Trophy.

Netball - Wednesday 15.30-16.30 

The girls' netball team is open to players ranging from county standard to novices. In addition to the weekly training session, the team competes in fixtures against other schools as well as entering regional netball tournaments and festivals. The team are the current holders of the Northants Sixth Form Challenge Cup.


Teacher Experience Programme

The Teacher Experience Programme is a scheme designed for students who are considering a degree or career in education or for those who want to enhance their CV or UCAS application by demonstrating that they have experience of working with children. Most education degree courses require you to have a mandatory number of hours of experience of assisting a teacher in a classroom environment, which this programme will provide you with.

You will be partnered with one of the school's experienced teachers and will be attached to one of the classes that they teach for a full half-term. Where possible, you will be attached to a main school class in a subject that you are studying at A level. You will have the opportunity to observe lessons from a teacher's perspective, have the opportunity to discuss teaching techniques and strategies with the class teacher as well as getting the chance to work with small groups of students and support them with their studies.


'The Sixer' Magazine

'The Sixer' is Moulton Sixth Form's student publication. Run by the sixth form media team, the magazine offers students interested in pursuing degrees and careers in journalism and creative writing with the opportunity to have their work published. Whether your interests lie in sport, fashion, music, travel, politics, literature or a host of other genres, 'The Sixer' is your chance to write about your passion.

As well as budding writers, the magazine offers opportunities for students interested in photography, editing, ICT & media and sales & advertising.