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Membership of the Sixth Form opens all kinds of windows to invigorating intellectual and cultural opportunities; you might participate in an organised debate, fund raising events or other whole-school charity events such as the Sierra Leone project.

There will be many subject-related visits to museums, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, as well as a number of compulsory field trips and other visits.


The Sierra Leone Project has provided a profound, life-changing experience for participating students.

Visiting our partner schools in Waterloo, near Freetown, students worked with children whose lives could not be more different from those of us in the First World; they have taught in the schools, led activities with the students, gained medical experience in the local hospital and helped rebuild a refugee camp school.

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Forget the days when the end of your school days meant a disco in the school gym!

Now it’s more like a night out at the Oscars with students being delivered to top venues in stretch limos with photo flash lights, the lads in their tuxedos and shades, with the girls in their posh frocks and fake tans! Seriously though, at Great Barr School the School Prom has become an unforgettable experience for the youngsters before they leave for ‘pastures new’.

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...the formal recognition of achievement

This enjoyable event brings together all our Sixth Form students to celebrate and recognise their achievements - the culmination of two year’s hard work. With invited special guests, parents, governors, teachers and the students themselves, Presentation Evening is the final piece of the jigsaw that completes the students’ school career.

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