MONDAY AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES (MAA)
This activity is available for any Fourth, Remove and Fifth Former who is keen to develop their analytical, evaluative and creative thinking through discussions/debates about topical and contentious issues in the news. The group will be led by a number of Sixth Formers and overseen by a member of staff.
THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR CRITICAL ESSAY COMPETITIONS
The Junior Critical Essay Competition is open to all pupils in the Remove or Fifth Form and the Senior Critical Essay competition is open to all pupils in the Lower Sixth. The aim of these competitions is to encourage intellectual ambition, realised through passionate writing derived from independent enquiry and critical thinking.
Entries to the competition – which must be handed in by early September – are scrutinized by a panel of judges on the quality of analysis, evaluation and written communication. All entrants are invited to attend the Award Ceremony in the Michaelmas Term where prizes will be awarded for the best essay and the runner-up.