| ||Sixth Form Bulletin |
|Heads of Sixth Form - Summer 11|
|In assembly today we saw some impressive 60 second presentations by the prospective student leaders who had to complete application forms and have interviews for their roles. Next week students and staff will be able to cast their votes.
|From the Office|
|END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS|
Last Week of Summer Term
Early buses all week
There will be no Activity and Study Clubs w/c 10 July
After School Care - available Monday to Thursday only (note is in operation on the last day for Nursery children only)
Friday 14 July - Last day of Summer Term
Buses home are operating at the revised times to coincide with the early finish
Nursery - Normal day until 3.30pm with After School Care available to Nursery children only
Junior Girls - Pick up from 12 noon. We kindly ask that parents do not congregate in the Atrium but collect their daughter from the playground
Senior Girls - 12.15pm finish
Sixth Form - 12.00noon finish
Junior Boys - 12.00noon finish
Senior Boys - 12.30pm finish
COACH REQUIREMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 - REMINDER
Information on the coach services for September 2017 was emailed last week Please use the online booking form to reserve a place no later than 14 July.
INTER-SITE TRANSFER AND COACH REQUIREMENTS
Inter-site transfer is now available between Junior Girls and Junior Boys both in the morning and evening. Further information can be found here. If you are interested in using this service, or using our home to school coach service please complete the online form here by 14 July.
SIXTH FORM PHOTOGRAPHS
Our Sixth Form photographs are now available to order online through Tempest Groups. Type Claires Court into the search criteria box, then enter the password 120031 on the following page.
|TRIP LETTERS ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK|
15-29 July 2018 - B11-13 Rugby Tour to Canada - Fundraising Letter
ENRICHMENT WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 JULY
Next week’s Enrichment programme is packed full of interesting and informative events and we have several outside speakers scheduled to speak to the students. Monday and Wednesday are full of sessions on university courses, the applications process, apprenticeships and employability skills. Business Dress is required on these days. Tuesday is Induction day for the new Year 12 students from September, so ONLY prospective student leaders should attend school on Tuesday. Everyone else should be making sure that they have registered online for UCAS, should be preparing initial drafts of their personal statement or researching apprenticeships. Thursday is Sailing day at Summerleaze lake from 10am and you will have received a separate notification about this. Friday will be target setting and reflections time in form groups to establish smart targets for September. These will be sent home with the Year 12 reports at the end of term. We will finish with our Final assembly to wrap up the year. School will finish at 12 noon on Friday 14 July.
WORK EXPERIENCE AT 10 DOWNING STREET BY MATTHEW DAVIES
Last week I was lucky enough to go to 10 Downing Street for a work experience placement. The first day I walked up the street and knocked on the famous door. Later on that day I went to the House of Commons and sat in the gallery as the Prime Minister gave her statement over the Grenfell tower fire and the debate that followed. I spent most of my time in Downing Street replying to letters sent into the Prime Minister on her behalf, most of which were congratulatory over her election victory, or offered sympathy and encouragement after recent terror attacks and the Grenfell tower disaster.
During my time there I was lucky enough to get two tours around the building, and saw many famous rooms, including the cabinet room and the Pillared state drawing room. I also saw many items belonging to Robert Walpole and Pitt the Younger, as well as a desk belonging to Pitt the Younger which Neville Chamberlain wrote a letter to Hitler from. Overall it was fascinating to be inside such a historic building and receive tours which are not generally available.
VISITING UNIVERSITIES ON OPEN DAYS – A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
I am hoping to do a degree in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. I have researched the Unis that have curriculums that really interest me and the 3 I am visiting are Durham, Canterbury and Glasgow.
I have had a formal visit to Durham which was amazing – it’s a very beautiful city and the Uni is integrated across the City with several campus areas. The accommodation is in small colleges that house 200-500 students in different locations. Each college has a different look and feel - many in very old building including the actual castle in Durham. The colleges have different cultures too - some being very sporty, others being very musical. They all have their own bars, restaurants, playing fields and pianos! The students who hosted the open day loved the uni and I was really inspired.
I still have open days to attend at Canterbury and Glasgow (in August and October) - I visited Canterbury for an informal visit last week, and again like Durham it is a beautiful and multi-cultural city with great uni. I haven’t yet seen the accommodation or visited the Education department - but my visits to both these uni's are in weekends/holiday time so I have 2 days at both that will give me an even better idea.
Right now though I really loved Durham and it is the number 1 uni for teaching currently - so I would really like to go there, it is very competitive with around 380 applicants and only 80 places - so now I am looking forward to working with CCS to help me prepare and put myself in the best position with a great personal statement that gets me to interview (Durham interview in November), and then hoping I get a conditional offer.
I am looking to do sport management with the hope of being a sports presenter or broadcaster. After looking at Bath, Loughborough and UCFB, I have decided that Loughborough university is my favourite. It offers the opportunity to go on really good placements to companies such as BBC and Sky. In relation to accommodation, it's really hit or miss. There are areas where you get a large ensuite, in a prime location near all the world class sports facilities, then there's some which somewhat resemble a doctors surgery.
Bath is an amazing university with quality sports facilities but the accommodation is once again hit or miss and the course isn't exactly what I want to do. UCFB is a good university which offers incredible placements but is not as academic.