Sixth Form

New prefects announced in handover assembly

Our new prefects have been introduced to their peers in a special assembly.

After a rigorous process including formal written applications, a Head Girl hustings and individual interviews for some roles, L6 girls were informed whether or not their applications had been successful - and which roles they had been assigned - on Friday 16th March. Nearly 100 girls applied for one of the 40 available roles, with 25 vying for the top three positions of Head Girl, Head of Day and Head of Boarding.

Head of Boarding Samantha, Head Girl Emily and Head of Day Katya
Outgoing and incoming Head Girl Trip are pictured together
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Prefect hustings see girls put forward their cases

On Wednesday 28th February, girls experienced a taste of democracy as 25 Head Girl trio hopefuls took to the floor to put their case to be selected to lead the School’s prefect team.

Girl addresses packed theatre
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Trip to Swiss research centre gives taste of world-class STEM

How did our universe begin? What is our universe actually made of? And can we create artificial ‘suns’ here on planet Earth to solve our ever increasing global energy demands? These are some of the questions the international community of scientists based near Geneva have been working on for the past 50 years. In October half-term break more than 30 Headington girls were lucky enough to visit CERN and the Swiss Plasma Centre to meet world-leading scientists and hear about the latest discoveries in high-energy particle physics.

Group of girls stand in front of CERN
Girls wearing safety goggles conducting an experiment
Two pupils wearing safety goggles conducting an experiment 2
A piece of scientific equipment at the CERN laboratories
Group shot of our pupils outide the CERN Laboratories
Economists explore price-anchoring at Open Morning

On the recent school Open Day, several Economics A-Level students conducted an economics experiment.  Armed with a clipboard and pen, the girls tested whether prospective parents were susceptible to behavioural ‘nudges’.

The experiment involved asking parents just three things:

 Two girls holding clipboards stand in front of the main entrance to Headington School
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Sixth formers recognised with prestigious accolade

Congratulations go to three of our top Sixth Form scientists who were nominated for Oxfordshire’s Young Scientists of the Year 2017.

Happy, Annelise and Phoebe received these awards for Chemistry, Physics and Biology respectively at this year’s event hosted in Oxford’s Natural History Museum, sponsored by Science Oxford, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and Oxford University Nuffield Dept. of Medicine.

Happy, Phoebe and Annelise stand in front of a fish tank
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