Year 6 is the final year at High March.
In the Autumn term the girls are busy with the Bucks County 11+ examinations and preparing for the independent senior school entrance examinations which take place between November and January. As well as thorough preparation for these examinations and academic scholarship papers, some girls will also be encouraged to apply for All-rounder, Art, Music or Sport Scholarships.
Once the academic examinations are over, the curriculum is broadened to include a number of extra subjects and activities. The girls are able to participate in a skiing trip to Austria and a trip to a French Chateau in the Summer term.
Each year there is a Year 6 production which involves both the Drama and Music departments. In recent years, the girls have performed "Me and My Girl", "Grease", "Guys and Dolls" and "Bugsy Malone".
Positions of responsibility are given to all girls in Year 6. Each pupil becomes a Prefect and these roles include Head Girls, Sports Captains, Swimming Captains and House Captains. When allocating Prefect roles, each girl's talents are taken into account so that they are given a role they will be able to perform well. For example, girls with musical, artistic or dramatic talent may become Music, Art or Drama Prefects. Girls who display a particular interest in Science may become Science Prefects and girls who enjoy reading may become Library Prefects.
Our aim is that by the end of Year 6 the girls leave us feeling confident and self-assured. They should feel proud of their accomplishments and ready for their move to senior school.