Activities, clubs and societies

While study and exam success is important, increasingly universities and employers want people who can offer something in addition to academic achievement. Sixth Form at GSAL offers you lots of ways to get involved and stand out from the crowd.

Built into the sixth form programme is one afternoon a week dedicated to volunteering, sport and other activities. This, together with our Aspire programme, provides opportunities to learn something new and develop skills and interests outside the classroom.

Beyond the timetable

The wealth of non-academic pursuits on offer at GSAL allows sixth form students to take a lead as well as enjoy participating. An impressive number of our students excel in their chosen co-curricular activity at local, regional, national and even international level.

There is a strong sporting tradition at GSAL and we have achieved some notable successes with a number of national titles to our name. Our lively music department provides ensembles playing a range of genres and catering for all levels of experience with lots of performance opportunities in and outside school. Actors can tread the boards and technicians can hone their skills in our regular drama productions.

Students can take on new challenges through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, try their luck in business with Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme (LEAP), take a stand on the issues of the day with our active debating society, or help out charitable organisations including the school’s own Malawi project.

Intellectual societies and discussion groups regularly attract high calibre guest speakers. Founded by students and run by students, such groups are a great way to bring together like-minded individuals to delve deeper into whatever it is that intrigues them.

Oliver, Head Boy

A plethora of opportunities is available at GSAL; whether your passion lies in sport, the arts, public speaking or outdoor activities, it’s the perfect environment for students to excel at what they love.

It’s crucial to get the right balance between academic work and leisure. GSAL offers just that, with the many societies, clubs and activities helping students complement their studies by doing something they enjoy. For me, playing sport has been an ideal way to relieve academic pressure whilst also getting to know people who share similar interests.

From drama productions to music performances; from debating to CCF and Scouts, and much more, GSAL’s array of extracurricular activities provides something for everyone.

Or, if you prefer to chat with someone please call our admissions team on 0113 229 1552