Sixth Form Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Head of Sixth Form Autumn 6
Head of Sixth Form Autumn 6
This is a day I look forward to with great anticipation each year and this group’s presentations were as stimulating as any I have heard. Last Friday afternoon, interested Year 12s and staff were treated to some very diverse and fascinating...
Saturday 13 OctoberPTA Fireworks Spectacular5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday 22 OctoberHalf Term HolidayAll Day
From the office
Junior Boys on Saturday 13 October from 5.30pm

It looks like a mild, dry evening.  Tickets will be available on the gate - so if you haven’t purchased your tickets in advance - you can still come and join in the fun! More information on our website.

If you have our old phone numbers (starting 01628 411...) in your phone please delete them!
In May last year the School changed its phone numbers. It appears that recently one of our numbers has been re-allocated. We have received a complaint from the new holder that they receive calls from ‘parents’ on a daily basis from 6am. As far as we are aware our old numbers are no longer listed anywhere, however should you be aware of any please inform Thank you.

Year 12 EPQ Talk from Lydia Newton
Earlier this week, Y12 students enjoyed a visit from Lydia Newton, Higher Education Adviser from University of East Anglia, who shared information about writing an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  
Lydia explained that EPQ is a research based report - a mini dissertation which enhances UCAS applications, shows passion, determination and reflects the skills required for university. It is vital to choose a subject that interests you and you know enough about to write 6,000 words on the topic.  Ensure you will be able to find resources/information on the subject, research continually and link the project to aims and objectives.  
EPQs help develop understanding of sources of evidence, literature searching, appreciation of academic learning, reading, critiquing and referencing skills.  It is important to document all research within a Production Log which includes all evidence based knowledge and properly organised references. A good EPQ grade can lower A level requirements for university, contributes hugely to university applications and is well worth the effort.

Mrs Rogers’ Assembly
For the past two weeks, Mrs Rogers’ assemblies have been introducing the “A Level mindset” and “GAMES” – Goal setting, Attitude, Mastery, Effort and Systems. Today’s assembly focussed on the latter three steps. “Effort” in particular looked at independent study, both reactive from teachers and proactive being work students set themselves. Proactive work includes reviewing class notes with the textbooks, keeping a folder of current affairs related to the subjects and using the extended reading list given by teachers.  Students who get the best results are doing 20 hours of independent, proactive study per week. Start with the biggest, hardest most important task first, and put your effort where the outcome will be greatest. “Systems” is all about how students need to project manage their time and work. Each A level requires 144 lessons per year, so 3 A levels will be 432 lessons. Across both years of Sixth Form, A Level students will have 864 separate pieces of information to organise, remember, file and recall. BTEC students will complete 180-200 final assignments across the Extended Diploma. Getting organised is a fundamental skill and is key to being successful. The more organise a student is, the better the final grade.

Sixth Form Social Club Subscriptions
Please can all Sixth form students who wish to attend the Christmas Party and Summer Ball pay your subscriptions as soon as possible. These should be paid by half term - Friday 19 October. Subscriptions are £50 and cheques should be made out to “Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club”.
Cash is accepted but will need to be £50 exactly, and handed in to the Sixth Form office in an envelope with the student’s name on. 
Max Selected For U18 German Rugby TeamMax Selected For U18 German Rugby Team

Year 12 student Max was invited to train with the U18 German Rugby team in Berlin last weekend. This follows his last training session with them a year ago in Hanover.
Trips and letters home
7 November - A Level Geography in Action
1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW
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