Many Sixth Form pupils take part in the CCF and play a vital role in its organisation and management.
Sport also plays a large role in the life of many pupils, demanding a high level of commitment and organisation.
Those who choose to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme are encouraged to use the Wednesday afternoon activity periods to undertake the voluntary service section of the Award.
The school's many clubs and societies rely on Sixth Form pupils for their range of activities. Sixth Form pupils also act as mentors and guides for younger pupils. Indeed, this is a unique feature of 11-18 schools; we can offer many opportunities for Sixth Form pupils to develop vital skills in leading and caring for younger pupils.
Extended Project Qualification
Kirkham Grammar School offers all pupils the opportunity to undertake an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
EPQ is an opportunity for pupils to investigate in depth an area outside their studies for A Level, producing an extended report not unlike a thesis in higher education.
EPQ requires the pupil to take on their chosen task under the supervision of the school, but with no directly taught input. pupils are encouraged to use research and investigative skills, and are given the support of the Library.
An EPQ is normally researched and prepared in the Lower Sixth, then written up during the summer break and first half of the Upper Sixth Year.
Universities are highly supportive of the EPQ, often allowing pupils access to further research material. Many universities will acknowledge the completion of an EPQ within their A Level grade offer.