Societies and Activities

Societies for students in Years 7-9

These societies are aimed at students in Years 7-9; they aim to enrich students’ learning experience. QEHS staff run the societies, assisted by Sixth Form students. Exact details of when the societies start running is published in tutor notices in September. Where there is a small charge for a society to cover resources and refreshments, this can be paid via ParentMail. Parents should sign students up for Societies at the beginning of the year; these societies run from 12.45-13.15 and students are advised to only attend one society per week.

Society

Activity

Day

Room

Staff

Cost

Comments

Cyber Discovery Club

Computer programming

Mon

28

Mr Senescall

 

Years 8-12

13.15

Repertory Theatre

Creating a play

Tue

PAC

Mr Rigby

 

15.45-16.45

Arts Award

Bronze Arts Award

86

Mrs Lawrence

Approx. £30

Terms 5 and 6 only

15.45 - 16.45

Christian Union

 

31

Mr Russell

Mr Betts

 

 

History

History Society

Wed

 

14

History staff

 

 

Geography

A variety of fun activities relating to world events and the Geography curriculum

4

Mrs Rider

 

Every two weeks

Business Studies

Young Entrepreneur Challenge

38

Mr Senescall

 

Terms 3-6

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM)

Bronze Crest Award

63

Mr Hearnshaw

£15

 

Cooking for Fun

Cooking Club

Thu

 

37

Mrs Jones

Miss Allen

£1 per week

25 students per half term.  Please sign up at the start of the year and your child will be allocated a term

Youth Stars

Learning to coach and mentor other students

6

Mrs Sindall

 

 

Years 9 and 10

Art Society

Painting murals

61

Miss Garrod

 

Year 7

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Bronze Award

Fri

 

Mr Kingdom

Mr Johnson

Mr Watt

Dr Day

Mrs Haldenby

Mrs Holland

£150

Year 9 students only. Details to be sent to Year 9 parents separately.

Italian Club

Learn about Italian language and culture

23

Miss Souter

 

 

Female Lead Society

Discussion/Friendship building and developing Leadership aspirations

68

Mrs Muir

 

 

 

Every two weeks

13.00 – 13.25

Years 9-13

Gardening Club

Creating the QEHS garden

School Garden

Mrs Clarke

 

 

All welcome 12.45-13.15

Junior Book Club

Enjoy sharing your reading experiences

Day varies:  advertised in tutor notices

Library

English Dept.

 

 

Languages Society

Conversation, cultural presentations and other activities

 

QEHS Languages Assistants

 

 

Philosophy Club

Philosophical debate

 

77

Year 12 students

 

All welcome 12.45-13.15

Senior School Societies

Society

Activity

Day

Room

Staff

Cost

Who may attend

Music and Drama

Production rehearsals

Mon

 

86

Mr Corner

 

Cast

Maths

Senior Maths Challenge

75

Mrs Cropper

Year 12 and 13 students only

Christian Union

 

Tues

7

Mr Russell

Mr Betts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Languages

Cultural presentations and enrichment activities

Wed

25, 26, 30

Ms Turnbull Miss Clark

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Silver Award

Fri

 

3

Dr Day

£150

Year 12 and 13 students only

Italian Club

Learn about Italian language and culture

23

Miss Souter

 

 

History Film Society

Enriching learning in History

Lecture Theatre

Mrs Slack

Mr Milutinovic

 

Year 12 and 13 students only

Senior Book Club

Enjoy sharing your reading experiences

Day varies:  advertised in tutor notices

Library

English Dept.

 

 

Business Studies

Young Entrepreneur Challenge

 

38

Mr Senescall

 

Terms 3-6

Music

Students who study a musical instrument or have singing lessons in school are required to attend at least one music ensemble a week. Please take this into account when choosing which society to attend.

Society

Activity

Day

Time

Room

Staff

Cost

Who should attend

Music

String Orchestra

Mon

12.45-13.25

87

Mrs Lawrence

 

All string players

Junior Band

(starts Term 3)

Tues

 

Thurs

Tues

Wed

 

 

Wed

12.45-13.15

87

Mrs Lawrence

All beginners and new starters

Swing Band

12.45-13.25

87

Mr Corner

By invitation

Chamber Choir

12.45-13.25

88

Mr Corner

By invitation

Concert Band

12.45-13.25

87

Mrs Lawrence

Grades 1-4

 

 

 

 

 

Flute Choir

13.25-13.50

87

Mrs Lawrence

Grades 1-8

 

 

Thurs

Thurs

 

 

 

 

Guitar Ensemble

12.45-13.25

88

Mr Poole

All Guitar players

Soul Band

15.45-16.45

87

Mr Allsop

By invitation

Choir

Fri

12.45-13.25

88

Mr Corner

All

Sports

The following sports practices run from 12.35-13.15 during term time. Students should also take this into account when deciding whether to commit to societies.

Society

Activity

Day

Staff

Who should attend

Sport

Netball

Term 1 and 4

Mon

 

Mrs Baldwin

Mrs Heathershaw

Ms Frecknall

 

Year 7 and 8

 

Football

Term 1 and 4

Mr Burge

Mr Johnson

Mr Watt

Mr Fearn

Mr Fortis

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

 

Rugby

Term 2 and 3

Mon

Mr Burge

Mr Johnson

Mr Watt

Mr Fearn

Year 7, 8, 9 and 10

 

Cricket

Term 5 and 6

Mon

Mr Burge

Mr Fearn

Mr Johnson

Year 7 - 10

 

Rounders

Term 5 and 6

Mon

Mrs Baldwin

Mrs Heathershaw

Ms Frecknall

 

Year 7 - 10

 

Athletics Term 6

Thurs

Mr Burge

Mr Fearn

Mr Johnson

Mrs Baldwin

Mrs Heathershaw

Ms Frecknall

Year 7 - 10

 

Tennis Term 5 and 6

Thurs

Sport Ambassadors

All Years

 

Sports Studies

 

Mr Burge

Years 10 - 13

Room 89, 90 15.45- 16.45

 

House practices

Wed

 

House Captains and

Ms Frecknall

House teams as required

 

Basketball

Mr Burge

Years 9-11

 

Handball

Term 4

Thurs

 

Mr Burge

Year 7-9

 

Netball

Term 1 and 4

Mrs Heathershaw

Mrs Baldwin

Ms Frecknall

Years 9, 10 and 11

 

Badminton

Term 2 and 3

Mr Burge

Mr Fearn

Years 7-10

 

House practices

Fri

 

House Captains and

Ms Frecknall

House teams as required

 

Dodgeball

Tues

Mr Burge

Year 8

 

Indoor Football

Tues

Sport Ambassadors

Year 7

Catch up and Revision sessions

Catch up and revision sessions run throughout the year from 12.45-13.15. They tend to be for KS4 and KS5 students. Some students will be instructed to attend, others may volunteer. Departments often add sessions closer to the exam season, these sessions are advertised on daily tutor notices.

Subject

Day

Room

Year Group

Design and Technology

All

All

All

32/33/35

Years 10 - 13

Art

60/61/62

Year 11 only

ITC

29

All

All

Mon-Thurs

Library

The school Library is open to all students for supervised private study until 17.00

Subject mentoring - all subjects

Mon

All

Students to agree with teacher in advance.  Runs from 13.30-13.45

Maths

73

Drop in session Thursday’s

Available to all year groups

12.45 to 13.15

French

Tues

25

All

Drama

Wed

 

PAC

Years 10-13

Maths

73

Years 7-13

Psychology

C2

Years 12 and 13

Physics

Thurs

63

Years 10 - 13

Business Studies

38

Years 10 - 13

Subject mentoring - all subjects

All

Students to agree with teacher in advance.  Runs from 13.30-13.45