The Perspectives programme focuses on nurturing your sense of self-awareness, your personal influence and your wider understanding of your place in the world.

Our Sixth Formers are given the chance to understand their three spheres of influence; themselves, their community and their world. Modules in wellbeing, financial management, health, careers, sport and study skills give each student a framework of key skills to help them when they begin university life.

Leadership and volunteering opportunities give you a greater understanding of your role in the local community and beyond. The 360 Programme is designed to focus on life within school and then beyond through involvement in social enterprise and the charitable sector. You really can make a difference in other people’s lives. Our students are active in teaching science in a local primary school or in our successful SHINE outreach project with our partner schools, with sporting activities such as KEEN or Riding for the Disabled, playing music and talking with visitors at the dementia café, or working in local charity shops and the Oxford food bank.

The third sphere of perspective encompasses your influence on the wider world. Oxford High is incredibly fortunate to have wide-ranging connections with Oxford and other leading universities, via our parents, our staff, our alumnae and the GDST. We take full advantage of this in the Perspectives programme with a Lecture Series offering a world view of political, economic and humanitarian issues, a structured range of educational visits to develop an awareness and understanding of global issues and a vast array of national networking events and internships with global companies such as Deloitte, HSBC, PwC, Nomura Bank, Sony Eriksson and Rolls-Royce through the GDST Careerstart programme.

New for 2016 has been Oxford High taking a leading role in an elite hub of five GDST schools who are driving innovation in Sixth Form learning skills alongside sister schools in London – Putney High School, Wimbledon High School, South Hampstead High School and Notting Hill & Ealing High School.