Lecture Programme

Sixth Form life is as much about the contribution the school can make towards preparing our students for life beyond the classroom as it is towards the academic studies they complete whilst with us. We want them to become independent thinkers and young men and women of character with passions and opinions, with the confidence and self-assuredness that universities and employers value.

Our lecture programme is an important feature of Sixth Form life. It exposes students to the insights of leaders from the private and public sectors, who share their experiences and guidance. This regular contact with professionals at the top of their various careers is an informative and inspirational addition to students’ education as we seek to add value and breadth to their experience. Drawn from regional, national and global organisations and academic institutions, our speakers provoke intellectual curiosity, broaden horizons and support aspirations.

Past presentations have included:
John Mowbray OBE, former Director of Northumbrian Water
David Soanes, UK Country Head of UBS
Sue Snowdon, Lord Lieutenant of Durham
Alistair Dormer, Global Chief Executive, Hitachi Rail.


"Sixth Formers study for international A Levels and Pre-U in some subjects and their programme is enhanced by the EPQ, a wide-raising lecture programme given by outside speakers, field studies and cultural trips in the UK and abroad.” Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2016