Enrichment and Extracurricular

Sixth Formers are role models for the rest of the school. Our focus is on developing well - rounded individuals as well as achieving academic results, so we encourage all our students to take part in a range of activities which helps them grow into confident, independent young adults. We have an extensive volunteering programme that allows all our students to develop the skills required to meet their career needs.

Curriculum Enrichment

As well as taking your A-Levels, Sixth Formers can opt for the Extended Project Qualification. This is a guided learning qualification that is highly regarded by universities. Students complete a 5000 word project on a topic of their own choice.

D of E

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide for young people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and challenges each enrolled student fully. We are able to offer students the opportunity to achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.

Bar Mock Trial

Every year, Sixth Form students from William Hulme’s take part in the Bar Mock Trial. This is a competition held at the Crown Courts in central Manchester. During the competition, students take on a variety of roles in a mock trial performed in front of a real judge. In the weeks prior to the competition, practising barristers come in to school to offer support and advice to participants.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an academic activity in which participants assume the role of national ambassadors or representatives to debate and seek to solve global issues.  Students participate in the MUN at universities and colleges in countries across the world, and at WHGS students are offered the opportunity to compete against other Manchester schools.


There are many sporting opportunities in the Sixth Form. Alongside House competitions in games, there are numerous sports teams that compete against other schools and colleges. If you really love your sport, you can take part in the staff versus student sports that are on offer on a Friday after school.

Clubs and Societies

Below are some of the activities currently available that Sixth Formers can become involved with:

Amnesty International Duke of Edinburgh
Art Club Eco Warriors
Astronomy Football
Badminton French for Fun
Biology Support German for Fun
CCF / RAF History Homework Club
Compositions / Music Technology Jazz Band
Chemistry Support Muslim Prayers
Chess Netball
Community Languages Physics Support
Concert Band Psychology Support
Critical Thinking Spanish for Fun
Cross Country Urdu
Debating Club Weights

William Hulme’s has played an important role in Manchester life for over 100 years and we are proud to continue this tradition through fundraising, work experience and welcoming community groups to the academy. Throughout the year, our students raise thousands of pounds for local charities.

Combined Cadet Force

This is one of our most popular activities. The Army and RAF sections are both voluntary and membership is open to all students. A field day is held every term and each section attends two camps in the Easter and Summer holidays.

Prefects / Leadership

All Sixth Form students are invited to apply for the positions of Heads of School and Prefects. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop leadership and other essential skills. Heads of School and Prefects are given significant responsibility within the school and only those with initiative, commitment and creativity need apply!

Peer Mentoring

Sixth Form students have the chance to develop and demonstrate soft skills, such as empathy and patience through our peer mentoring programme. This enables Sixth Formers to give something back to the school and have a real impact on the lives of our younger students.

In-Class Support

As we are a 3 - 18 school, we are very lucky to have a Primary Phase on site that enables Sixth Formers to offer in class support to primary teachers. Furthermore, we also run a reading support scheme, whereby Sixth Formers help develop the reading skills of Year 7 transition students.

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