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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

 

There are a variety of curricular and extra-curricular school trips and events for various year groups, most of which take place annually.

Dates for forthcoming trips and events can be found in the school calendar.

Click on the event name below to view reports and photos.

2019/2020 

September 2019

Rewards & Prize Giving

Celebration of Achievement Event

Various

October 2019

Modern Foreign Languages

China

Years 9, 10, 11

November 2019

Careers

Highdown Careers Fair

Various

November 2019

Business Studies

Maartens College visit

Sixth Form

November 2019

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Open Evening

Y11

November 2019

Fundraising Event

Chilli and Quiz

 

December 2019

Music

Christmas Concert

Various

December 2019

Rewards & Prize Giving

Presentation Evening

Year 12 and Leavers

January 2020

Geography

Residential

Year 12

February 2020

Fundraising Event

Chilli and Quiz

 

2018/2019

 

       
July 2019   BBC Radio Berkshire 

Year 12

July 2019  Art Kew Gardens Year 10
July 2019 Art  Victoria and Albert Museum, London Year 10&12
July 2019  Drama  Aladdin, Theatre Trip to London Year 8 
July 2019 Duke of Edinburgh Rhos Y Gwaliau Year 12
July 2019  MFL China  Year 9
July 2019  Science  Big Bang Science Trip  Year 10 
June 2019 Music  Southampton University  Year 12 
June 2019    RSPCA Debate, Westminster

Year 8 

June 2019    Aiming High Trip to Oxford Sixth Form
June 2019  MFL  MEP Trip to London  Year 7 
June 2019   Rhos Y Gwaliau  Year 8 
June 2019  Duke of Edinburgh  Duke of Edinburgh, Andover Year 10
May 2019  Drama  Theatre Trip, Oxford  Year 10 
May 2019  Duke of Edinburgh Duke of Edinburgh, Andover Year 10 
April 2019  Science  Gold Crest Trip  Year 12
April 2019  Ethics  RSPCA Debate  Year 8
April 2019 Duke of Edinburgh  Duke of Edinburgh Gold, Rhos Y Gwaliau Year 12 
April 2019 Geography  Italy  Years 10,11&12
April 2019 History  Krakow  Year 11
April 2019  Duke of Edinburgh  Duke of Edinburgh Expedition  Year 10
March 2019  Maths  Maths Inspiration Lecture, Reading  Years 12&13
March 2019  Geography  Geography Fieldwork Trip  Year 10 
March 2019  Science  Forensic Workshop, Reading  Year 9
March 2019 History  Tower of London  Year 12
March 2019    Writing for Teenagers Conference  Year 9 
February 2019  Sixth Form  UCAS Higher Education Conference 

Year 12 

January 2019  Drama  The comedy about a bank Robbery, Oxford Years 10,11&13
January 2019 Sociology  Reading Magistrates Court  Year 13
January 2019  English  Macbeth, Oxford  Year 11
January 2019  Science  Engineering in Education Residential Trip Year 12 
January 2019  Geography  Geography Fieldwork Residential Trip Year 12
January 2019  Maths  Maths Inspiration, Oxford University Year 12 
December 2018  Geography  Climate Conference, Reading  Year 10 
December 2018  Drama  42nd Street London  Years 7-13
November 2018  Geography  Tectonics Hazards Conference Years 12&13
November 2018  Drama  New Theatre Oxford, Blood Brothers Years 10&12
November 2018 Geography  Reading Town Centre  Year 12 
November 2018  Ethics Public Speaking Competition at Leighton Park Years 8/10&12
November 2018  Safe Drive Stay Alive  Hexagon  Sixth Form 
November 2018  Textiles  The Oracle Reading  Year 12
November 2018  Science  Gold Crest Johnson Matthey Year 12 
October 2018  Duke of Edinburgh  Duke of Edinburgh Walk Year 10 
October 2018  Careers  Visa Europe, Reading  Year 12 
October 2018  Science  Gold Crest Trip  Year 12 
September 2018  Textiles  Victoria and Albert Museum, London Years 11&12
September 2018  Drama  National Theatre, London Year 13 
September 2018  Computer Science  EGX Conference, Birmingham Years 12&13

2017/2018 

July 2018 BBC Berkshire Radio Club Reward Trip Various by invitation
July 2018 Extra-curricular Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Various
July 2018 MFL China Trip Various
July 2018 PE Sports Day All
July 2017 Extra-curricular Music/ Drama Performing Arts Festival Various
July 2018 Art Kew Gardens Year 10
July 2018 Extra-curricular Rhos-y-Gwaliau Year 8
June 2018 History Ypres Year 9
June 2018 MFL France Years 8 and 9
June 2018 MFL Barcelona Year 9
June 2018 School Event The Great Get Together Various
May 2018 Music/Drama Performing Arts Showcase Year 10
May 2018 Music Concert  KS3
May 2018 Extra-curricular Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Various
April 2018 Economics Bristol Year 13
April 2018 Geography Iceland Year 10 and 12
March 2018 Extra-curricular Drama/ Music Whole School Production Various
March 2018 History Krakow/ Auschwitz Years 10, 11, 12 and 13
March 2018 English World Poetry Day Various
March 2018 Business Studies Bristol Year 13
March 2018 Careers Higher Education Convention Sixth Form
March 2018 English World Book Day Various
February/ March 2018 Geography Field Trip Year 10
February 2018 Art Oxford (coursework research) Year 11
February 2018 English/ Drama Globe Players Visit KS3
January 2018 Geography Field Trip Year 12
December 2017 Rewards & Prize Giving Presentation Evening Year 12 and Leavers
December 2017 Extra-curricular/ Charity Brookfield's Christmas Party Sixth Form
December 2017 Extra-curricular Music Christmas Concert Various
November 2017 Drama Senior School Production Sixth Form
November 2017 Careers Highdown Careers Fair Various
October 2017 Fundraising Event Halloween Disco Years 7 and 8
October 2017 Business Studies St Maartens School Visit Sixth Form
October 2017 Art Oxford Sixth Form
October 2017 Extra-curricular Music Rock Concert Various
September 2017 Drama National Theatre Archives Sixth Form
September 2017 Rewards & Prize Giving Celebration of Achievement Event Various

2016/2017 

July 2017 BBC Berkshire Radio Club Trip Various
July 2017 Alice! Drama Production KS3
July 2017 PE Sports Day All
July 2017 Extra-curricular Music Summer Showcase Concert Various
July 2017 Art National Portrait Gallery, London Year 10
July 2017 Extra-curricular Rhos-y-Gwaliau Year 8
July 2017 MFL China Year 9
June 2017 Maths Paris Year 7
May 2017 Music KS3 Concert Years 7, 8 and 9
April 2017 History Krakow/ Auschwitz Years 10, 11, 12 and 13
April 2017 Travel & Tourism London Sixth Form
March 2017 Extra-curricular Drama/ Music Whole School Production Various
March 2017 English/ Drama Globe Theatre Visit Years 8 and 9
March 2017 Geography Fieldwork Trip Year 10
March 2017 English World Book Day All
March 2017 Art London Year 11
February 2017 Maths New York Sixth Form
February 2017 Extra-curricular PE Ski Trip to USA Various
January 2017 Music KS4 Concert Years 10 and 11
January 2017 Geography Wales Year 12
December 2016 Rewards & Prize Giving Presentation Evening Year 12 and Leavers
December 2016 Extra-curricular/ Charity Brookfield's Christmas Party Sixth Form
December 2016 Extra-curricular Music Christmas Concert Various
November 2016 Computer Science Computer Science in Action Sixth Form
November 2016 Art Oxford Ashmoleum/Pitt Rivers Museum Year 10
November 2016 Careers Highdown Careers Fair  
November 2016 Pastoral Team Building Day Year 7
October 2016 Art St Ives Sixth Form
October 2016 Extra-curricular Music Rock Concert Various
September 2016 Extra-curricular/ Charity TourAid Visitors Various
September 2016 ICT EGX Sixth Form

2015/2016 

April 2016 Careers Microsoft Years 11 and 13
April 2016 Travel & Tourism STA Travel Sixth Form
March 2016 VI Resource Shakespeare's Globe VI Students
March 2016 Art Tate Gallery Year 11
December 2015 Rewards & Prize Giving Presentation Evening Year 12 and Leavers
December 2015 Music Christmas Concert Various
December 2015 Extra-curricular Brookfields' Christmas Party Sixth Form
December 2015 Science Virologist Visit - Reading University Year 11
December 2015 Textiles The Clothes Show Live Sixth Form