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Subject Clinics and Clubs

Subject Clinics

All Departments offer clinics where students can come to catch up with classwork, prep, coursework and to benefit from individual expertise. Also students can be helped with advice for background, wider reading at IGCSE and IB level.

Art

The Art rooms are avaliable at lunch times for students who wish to continue with on-going projects.

Art Club

An opportunity for Fourth Form students to develop their artistic skills focusing on the topics and techniques covered in the Fourth Form syllabus.

Art Drop-in Clinic

For students in the Upper School to work on ongoing projects and explore working in a range of different media.

Science Club

Held weekly, incorporating practical activities in the three science subjects, thinking beyond the exam syllabus. The idea is to develop skills, while having fun and learning something in the process! We have bounced eggs, constructed remote controlled robots, tested homemade glues, made cheese and ice cream and erupted volcanoes. We enter a team in the annual Salter's Chemistry Competition at Liverpool John Moores University. Our Science Clubbers may be small in number, but big in enthusiasm, particularly when setting fire to things!

Negotiation Course

This programme is led by Dr Tim Cullen (Trustee) of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation. The course is highly sought after by business leaders and government departments worldwide. This will be a series of six intensive sessions (five evening and one Saturday morning), with a different focus/scenario for each. The programme is mostly based on current political/economic/social issues. Students learn skills in effective negotiation and put them into practice in group negotiation simulations.

Careers Drop In

Students can come to talk to the Head of Careers at lunchtimes to discuss anything involving careers advice, ranging from subject choices at IGCSE and IB to possible University courses and skills such as writing CV's and letters of application and interview technique. They can also make appointments with our external Careers Adviser, Chris Marley, who visits the School on a regular basis.

Interview Practice

Arrange an interview session with Mrs McAndry and polish up your presentation and interview techniques, to help gain work experience placements, summer jobs or a place on the course you want.

Dance Club

Dance Club is not just for people who love to dance, but those who want to 'give it a go'! It is for all abilities.

Ballroom Dancing

Senior students are invited to learn the skills required to impress in an elegant style on the dance floor. Perfect the techniques of traditional ballroom dancing in a relaxed and sociable environment.

Historical Research Society

An opportunity for interested Lower Sixth students to conduct research into the KWC Roll of Honour and associated events as part of the WW1 Commemorations. Participants will develop valuable research and investigative skills that they will be able to apply to the Extended Essay and other IB coursework.

Puzzles and Games Club

This club is based in Stenning and is open to all students in Fourth Form. A range of different puzzle and board games are played to help develop planning, observation and thinking skills – come along and join the fun!

Barrovian Writers

The Barrovian is the annual College publication, reflecting the wealth of events and activities that take place during the course of the year. If you are interested in journalism or a career in writing or the media, you should consider joining the Barrovian team. Over the next three terms they will be busy reporting on all the exciting events that take place in College and beyond. This is your chance to contribute to the History of the College, whilst developing your writing style. Committed and able writers from Middle Fifth and above are invited to apply.

Chess

Chess is an exciting game involving concentrating, analysing and strategic thinking. It is offered to all interested pupils in the library at lunchtime, overseen by the Librarian. College participates in the annual inter-schools chess tournament and the team is drawn from all age groups.

Computer Club

Produce your own animations, programs or apps. Get support with standard software, in particular for coursework. Do some online research. Practice typing skills - become a touch typist! Support is available from the ICT and Computing department.

Writers Inc.

For budding writers in Stenning, an opportunity to get creative and express yourself in written form. Unleash the power of the word! We will explore a range of approaches and aim to create work for publication.

Debating Societies

The Bragg Society (Sixth Form)

The Bragg Society is a discussion forum. Most Bragg Society meetings involve the Society being addressed by a speaker, who leads the discussion; speakers are from within the Common Room or are outside speakers. In addition, prior to the Oxbridge interviews, the members of the Society challenge the Oxbridge candidates to think on their feet and answer questions from the Society. The Bragg Society meets twice a term in the Autumn and once in the Spring and Summer Terms.

Named after our Nobel-Prize winner, Sir William Henry Bragg, who was a magnificent all-rounder at KWC in the late 19th century, the Bragg Society aims to encourage debate and discussion, led by students and staff on a range of provocative and thought provoking subjects.

P4C

All pupils in the Fourth Form attend a P4C (Philosophy for Children/Communities) session approximately once a month. These take place in designated Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth Maths lesson slots, with a different set from both years attending each week. The Maths teacher of the appropriate set usually attends and participates in the Enquiry.

Senior Debating Society

Debating has a long history as an activity here in College. After a break, the Society was reformed last year. The aim is encouraging pupils to develop the skills of debating; research, discussion, persuasion, logical thought and expression of opinions. The Society has a strong base in the Sixth Form and we would like to encourage other year groups to get involved.

UN Mock Security Council, IOM

The UN Mock Security Council is a prestigious debating competition for students in Years 12 (L6), which is held here on the Island once a year. Students enter in teams of two and represent a country on the UN Security Council where they will speak about current issues and how the international community plans to tackle them in a mock UN style debate.

Sixth form here is like no other sixth form and that is not just because of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It’s the way we are treated like adults, have plenty of freedom and are trusted.

U6 Student