Exeter School regularly runs major expeditions. Recent adventures include Vietnam in 2015, the Indian Himalayas in 2013, Peru in 2011 and Namibia in 2009. These expeditions are open to Sixth Formers and are designed to challenge pupils and develop leadership and team skills. In Summer 2017, pupils travelled to Cuba with Operation Wallacea to collect data and observe scientists first-hand, with a particular emphasis on Biology and Geography fieldwork. In 2019, current members of the Upper Fifth and the Sixth Form are travelling to Borneo.
The Sixth Form have their own purpose-built centre, study and seminar rooms and a cafeteria with hot snacks on offer at break time. The Sixth Form offers an opportunity for pupils to learn with greater independence and there is a distinct shift in the classroom culture with pupils expected to read around their specialist subjects in order to bring their views to the classroom.
Sixth Formers have the opportunity to take part in the Young Enterprise Scheme, the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity. They set up and run a trading company for a year under the guidance of a Young Enterprise Business Adviser, developing their team working and problem solving skills. The challenge is to design and market innovative products. In recent years, pupils have reached the Devon Finals winning ‘Best Trade Stand’, and ‘Best Overall Business’, and represented the county in the West of England Round of the Competition.
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