Activities are offered before school, at lunchtime and after school, with additional trips running at the weekends and during the holidays.

From drama (including LAMDA), choirs and orchestras, and astronomy to performing in a musical, the students are encouraged to be actively involved in the running of a club (in collaboration with a member of staff). This allows them to develop their leadership skills for the benefit of the wider school community. In particular, many Sixth Formers run sporting activities for younger pupils – which helps them gain valuable coaching qualifications.

  • Full list of Sixth Form clubs
    • Creative Writing Club
    • Book Club
    • TorNews
    • Knit & Stitch Club
    • Mosaic Club
    • Painting & Drawing Club
    • Art Scholars Club
    • Christian Union
    • Muslim Prayer
    • Drama Club
    • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
    • 3D Printing Club
    • Countdown Club
    • Languages Club
    • Les Francophiles
    • Senior German Club
    • Feminism Society
    • Biology Enrichment
    • MED:SEM
    • Conservation Club
    • Dissection Club
    • Forensics Club
    • Genetics Society
    • Senior Engineering Clubs
    • Science in the News
    • Astronomy Clubs
    • Digital Leaders
    • Programming Club
    • Past Times Club
    • History Film
    • Puzzle Club
    • Chess Club
    • Mock Trial / Debating Club
    • Yoga
    • Cooking for University Club

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All students are encouraged to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a worthwhile scheme for both personal development and applications for employment and university.

Expeditions run throughout the year at all three levels of the Award and prepare the students for our international expeditions to Nepal, Mozambique and Cambodia.


Sixth Form students have the opportunity to explore different locations, to learn outside the classroom and to enhance their understanding of subjects and places.

Trips to museums, galleries and the theatre are offered throughout the year. Biologists and geographers will participate in residential fieldtrips within the UK. Those studying Geography will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of Iceland. Students of Government and Politics have the opportunity to visit Washington.

Sixth Form students are also encouraged to take on the challenge of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, which involves expeditions to the Welsh Black Mountains and Dartmoor. There is also a comprehensive Sports Tour Programme. Past tours have included Malaysia and South Africa.

Tormead has established links with the town of Besishahar in Nepal and the Mai Chau region of Vietnam. These links are nurtured with Sixth Form expeditions to both locations. Past expeditions have also included Ecuador, Zambia and Botswana.

Where next?

Sixth Form