Teachers from all departments lead Electives and Societies that reflect their own leisure interests or skills outside the classroom. Several are run by senior pupils. They are an opportunity for pupils to broaden academic horizons and explore artistic, literary, cultural or sporting activities without having to be tested on the experience. They offer a chance for pupils to delve deeper into things that really interest them, such as dissection and photography, as well as a chance to have a go at something that they have never done before, such as bridge or shooting. Above all, they are designed to be fun and embrace the enjoyment of learning.

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A sociable way of learning

Each major academic department runs its own Society, with some offering one at both a senior and a junior level. Each Society welcomes distinguished visitors to speak during the academic year. Most Society meetings take place in the evenings and are a sociable way of learning more about personal interests.

Oscar Radio

OSCAR Radio is the longest running school radio station in the UK. It is the only station run by pupils under the age of 18 and broadcasts for up to eight weeks a year to Oundle and the surrounding area.

Prior to 2019, OSCAR Radio had 39 short-term FM licences to broadcast twice a year. In 2019 OSCAR retired its FM transmitter, and now broadcasts exclusively via the internet stream to its thousands of listeners across the world.

Some of Our Electives and Societies

Advanced Maths for JuniorsAstronomyBadminton
BasketballBoard GamesBridge
Creative WritingCricket SkillsCrochet
DissectionDressmakingF1 in Schools
FivesFootball Greenpower
Hispanic SocietyHistory Film SocietyHistory of Art
Hockey Goalkeeper SkillsJunior Book ClubJunior Psychology
Junior TennisLingua MagazineMaking Books
MedSocMindfulnessModel United Nations
Oscar RadioPhotographyProgramming
Stahl Theatre BackstageStrategic Card SchoolSwimming
Table TennisTarget Rifle ShootingTouch Rugby (Girls)
UK Maths Challenge ExtraWarhammerWaterpolo

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