Welcome from the Head Girl Team
Although Sixth Form welcomes the arrival of A levels and prospects of higher education, the LEH experience is defined by a plethora of newly found opportunities across curriculum and extra-curriculum in which to thrive. Girls often cite this period of the school as the highlight of their academic careers, which is heavily facilitated by the nurturing environment and support that staff provide.
Within the larger LEH community, a close knit Sixth Form community exists. As the common rooms connect through the communal cafe, girls are able to interact - even sharing team breakfasts after early morning training! Within the year group, small forms and classes help to solidify bonds made over the five earlier years, whilst also seamlessly integrating the newly joined girls.
Available to all Sixth Formers is a multitude of resources facilitating our learning. The Sixth Form library allows for silent study, while also supplying wider reading in the form of daily newspapers, monthly academic magazines and subject specialist books. Our Careers Department has devoted staff to help Sixth Formers with the next step suited to them; whether this be Oxbridge, American universities or apprenticeships. It provides us with resources, organising fairs with a variety of universities and devoting weekly slots to helping us. However, the best resources, without a doubt, are the teachers. Within the small classes at A level, close relationships are formed with teachers who are passionate and supportive in the exploration of their subject.
LEH as a school is rich in opportunities, but the Sixth Form is unparalleled. The range of extra-curricular activities offered to students is astonishing - whether it’s playing lacrosse competitively at a national level, rowing competitively at National Schools’ Regatta or coaching the younger years at football alongside teachers. But sport isn’t for everyone, and Sixth Formers certainly aren’t restricted. Within the recent school year, the buzzing Drama Department has seen pupils learn to stage-fight for the school play ‘Boudica’, tap dance in ‘Crazy for You’, and work backstage communicating in teams through headsets in total darkness. Additionally, through joint enrichment lessons with Hampton School, we have learnt a range of new skills which complement our curriculum. In courses such as debate, oracy or even cooking to a higher level, we have learnt invaluable life skills. Furthermore, yet another possibility worth highlighting, is the positions of responsibility available from the beginning of Lower Sixth, in which Sixth Formers are given the opportunity to lead their houses, become sports captains or even mentors to Year 7 pupils, building and maintaining close relationships across the school.
Finishing GCSEs marks an occasion more momentous than simply completing public exams. The transition from teenager to independent young adult moulds who we are going to become in the future. LEH breeds independent thinkers who are prepared to thrive in mature life. We are all incredibly thankful to LEH for this and having thoroughly enjoyed our years here, we are sure that you will find the same.
Anna, Daisy, Lucy and Niamh - The Head Girl Team 2019-2020
My time at LEH has been punctuated with so many beyond curriculum opportunities ranging from lectures at the Royal Geographical Society from leading environmental scientists to running our own History of Art club at LEH Junior School. No school day is the same for me at LEH. Beyond that in 2019 alone, I am going on three international trips; to Iceland’s glaciers, the east coast of the US to play lacrosse and Florence to study renaissance architecture.
niamh - head girl team 2019-2020
Filmed and edited entirely by LEH's Lower Sixth Creative Directors, the Alternative LEH Sixth Form video shows LEH Sixth Form directly through their eyes. Thank you to Emma, Michelle, Niamh and Thea for their hard work in putting this together.
Throughout my time here at LEH, I have been given the opportunity to engage in multiple new sports, some of which I have continued to National level. Lacrosse has been a significant highlight for me as it has enabled me to not only grow as an individual, but strive for achievements within a team. Representing LEH at National Schools was one of the highlights of my lacrosse career, and I have loved seeing the progress that the team has made.
anna - head girl 2019-2020
During my time at LEH I have been given the opportunity to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities; with my favourite definitely being the many Duke of Edinburgh expeditions that I have embarked on. D of E is undoubtedly the most eventful few days that any girl at LEH will experience - from overcoming flooded fords to trying to put up tents in torrential rain. But I know I will treasure these memories forever; spending time with the most wonderful girls, overcoming anything we are faced with.
lucy - head girl team 2019-2020
My love of Classics has been enriched by the wonderful trips the department has run here at LEH. Memories of watching Greek tragedy at the theatre, hiking up Mount Vesuvius in Naples, admiring Athens from atop the Parthenon and eating gelato in Rome will stay with me always. Being able to share such experiences with similarly-enthused girls has only deepened my enjoyment of them.
daisy - head girl team 2019-2020