During the Lower Sixth students are offered an academic enrichment programme of seminars designed to broaden their intellectual horizons. The seminars seek to go beyond the confines of examination specifications, introducing the students to new and challenging ideas and giving them a flavour of what subjects might be like should they decide to pursue them to undergraduate level. The seminars are designed to encourage debate and discussion, and provide ideas for further independent research as the students begin to prepare for their university applications and the drafting of their personal statements.
Throughout the sixth form students are also encouraged to participate in the meetings of a range of academic societies. Again, these seek to widen academic horizons, sometimes through debate and sometimes through presentations by visiting speakers. The societies that meet regularly include the Literary Society, the History Society, the Philosophy Society, the Science Society, the Debating Society, the Economics Society and the Wesley Society, a group that seeks to challenge and inspire students across a range of academic disciplines.