Games Programme - Sixth Form
In the Sixth Form, pupils may choose freely from the whole range of sports on offer at Millfield, ensuring that they register for a minimum of three sessions per week, ideally including sessions on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
The range of sports available varies a little from term to term and consists of;
Archery, athletics (including cross country), badminton, basketball, chess, clays, cricket, dance (girls only: including ballet, modern, street and tap), fencing, fitness (including aerobics, pilates, yoga), football, golf, hockey, karate, modern pentathlon, polo, riding, rugby (boys only), ski racing, squash, swimming, trampolining, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and outdoor activities including canoeing, climbing and sailing.
Some sessions require prior approval to join, such as those for squads and sports specialists. These are clearly indicated at registration, and registers will be corroborated with Head Coaches in the first week of each term.
In addition, there are a few specific caveats that pupils should adhere to:
- No more than two gym sessions per week, no more than one of which can be free weights
- No more than one session of yoga per week
Having made their games choice, pupils may only change once during the term and can only do so after the first two weeks of the term up until the end of the first week after half term. Changes must be processed through the Sports Co-ordinator with the approval of the Head of Games, using the Change of Games Form.
Scholars outside of sport
Pupils who are scholars in academics, art, chess or music may apply to the Head of Games for dispensation to drop one session of games each week, to pursue their specialisation instead. If approved, the relevant Head of Department would assume responsibility for ensuring the pupil is occupied in their specialist pursuit during what would otherwise be their games session.