Outdoor Education

Sparking a sense of adventure and developing long-lasting friendships.

Outdoor Education is key to our curriculum at Berkhamsted Sixth, with activities designed to challenge, motivate and engage our students.

Sixth Form students take part in a variety of outdoor activities including:

–Climbing Club
–Expedition Club
–On site High Ropes Course
–Scuba Diving

Each activity is delivered by our Outdoor Education department, supported on expeditions by other members of staff from within the Berkhamsted family of schools.


A sense of Adventure

Sixth Form students at Berkhamsted also have the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, with volunteering, residential, expedition and physical skills and challenges designed to motivate our students, developing their sense of ambition and adventure and building their resilience.

Inter-House team-building events also form part of our comprehensive Outdoor Education programme at Berkhamsted, with students competing with students from other Houses.

Combined Cadet Force

Developing valuable skills for Life

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is about developing leadership and having fun, through a military style training programme. Sixth Form cadets gain experience through practicing leadership by taking part in challenging, adventurous and fun activities. We are fortunate to be supported with equipment from the Armed Forces, thus enabling us to offer a varied, challenging and a demanding programme.

Each year cadets participate in a variety of camps and visits across the UK and overseas, run by our own Staff. Cadets are also eligible to study a wide variety of external courses run by the Ministry of Defence. These include formal leadership courses, as well as a plethora of adventure training activities such as powerboat training or gaining a private pilot’s licence!

The opportunities available are incredible and will help to develop valuable skills and strategies they can take into their adult life. Membership of the CCF is entirely voluntary and it attracts a large number of students each year.


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Clearly an academically driven department, it’s refreshing to meet the Head of Sixth, Martin Walker, and hear that the students get the support and encouragement to find and follow their own path whatever that may be – from setting up their own business or doing an apprenticeship.