The Cambridge Experience
The Leys has always taken pride in being more than just an 'exam grade factory', and as an institution it has always taken life beyond the classroom seriously. This is reflected in countless ways and the rich and varied wider curriculum on offer can be rightly regarded as one of the outstanding features of the school. The Leys also never forgets the city that surrounds it and for this reason it now offers The Cambridge Experience to members of the sixth form.
Sixth Formers are given the opportunity to sample the cultural and intellectual delights and highlights of Cambridge with events 'sprinkled' throughout the year, as well as having Cambridge-based pre-eminent speakers coming into school to cover anything from the birth of Anthropology to why Zebras' stripes are vertical.
Sixth Formers are expected to attend the compulsory events in school and to sign up for those outside school which might be of interest to them. The operating principle is to encourage them to discover a little more about the city and university, as well as to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. Their challenge is to make the most of what we hope will be a wide-ranging, eclectic and fascinating programme.