Sixth Form Careers Master Classes

We are delighted to share a fantastic opportunity for our sixth form students to participate in careers master classes run by high profile businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The classes will provide students with the opportunity to gain insight into all aspects of the particular career being focussed on in each session; and will cover apprenticeships, university and employment pathways.

The next session is on Tuesday 22 January and is “Careers in Finance”, delivered by 360 Accountants. Each class is being held in the school’s W1 classroom from 12.45 -1.15. Head of Sixth Form, Mr Andrews, said “We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our students and look forward to welcoming them to the sessions”.


Under 18 Girls Hockey

On a foul night for sport the under 18 girls entertained their counterparts from South Hunsley. In their first game for a few seasons the under 18 team fielded a strong and enthusiastic team who took the game straight to the opposition and were on the front foot throughout. Driving rain and bitter temperatures didn’t make for great hockey but the team played a neat, simple passing game and ran out 5-0 winners.


Sixth Form Life

At Driffield Sixth Form we are always committed to encouraging and supporting our students to achieve excellence in their studies, but we also understand that the overall Sixth Form experience forms a fundamental part of the student’s two years with us. The run up to Christmas always provides opportunities for this aspect of the Sixth Form and this year has been no exception. The final week of the winter term saw the annual Year 12 vs Year 13 Girls rugby match take place. There was some excellent play from both sides, with some great passing and crunching tackles in evidence. Eventually led by their top scoring captain, Sophie, the Year 13 students emerged victorious, although the Year 12 team gained some valuable experience in preparation for next year’s game. The Sixth Form held the event as part of their fundraising efforts for the new Songali Youth Centre in Malawi, which three of our students will be visiting as part of their visit to Malawi in the summer.

2018 ended in the traditional manner for the Sixth Form, with the annual Sixth Form Revue taking place in the North Hall on the last afternoon of term. This is a student led showcase where both Year 12 and Year 13 students and staff present a range of acts to their peers, often with hilarious consequences. This year highlights included an epic “lip sync battle” between Tom and Libbigail (and their backing dancers) where Tom’s Beyonce tribute emerged victorious following a student vote. Additionally Lucy performed her comical audition piece from a university interview, which had previously seen her secure an offer to study comedy writing and performance next year. There were a range of other acts and the usual staff panto to round off the event, with all students leaving for a well-earned Christmas break, thoroughly entertained.




PlayStation National Premier League Cup

The Year 11 boys have enjoyed a fantastic run in the PlayStation national premier league cup:

Round one – Buy.

Round two - Drawing local rivals South Hunsley they knew it would be a tough game and so it proved. A 2-2 draw resulted in penalties and it was after a number of hits and misses it was left to Goal Keeper Matthew to seal the result.

Round three - On a good 4G surface the boys played fantastic football to beat Sirius West 2-0, with a man of the match performance from Year 10 student James.

Round four - A routine 8-0 win against Goole High School!

Round five - A tough visit to national ranked fifth in the country St Mary’s, Hull, led to a 3-0 loss.

Head of PE, Mr Duke, said “It was a great effort from all the boys whose performance and conduct was a credit to the school”.


Student Investor Challenge

In October five teams from Driffield School embarked on the Student Investor Challenge. The Student Investor Challenge is a competition for 14-19 year olds which gives a taster of buying and selling shares to make a profit. The Challenge is free thanks to the support of the FTSE and Bloomberg.  Teams compete against other teams in school, as well as teams across the world. There are many prizes to win including the top prize of an all-expenses paid trip to New York with £200 spending money for each team member.

Each team, consisting of four students, has 2 portfolios of virtual money to invest in the stock market. By reviewing and analysing market information, they select shares and make judgements of when to buy and sell in order to maximise profit. With share prices provided by Bloomberg, a provider of financial data, news and analytics, the Student Investor Challenge is the most realistic share trading competition available.

Currently Team Phoenix, made up of Year 11 students Yasmin, Lucy, Rosey and Lydia, are in 250th position out of 5500 teams. They aim to be in the top 200 at the end of January and make the next round to be in with a chance of winning the trip to New York. 

Good Luck Team Phoenix!