|Head of Sixth Form Lent 2|
|"If you are not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." Woody Allen's wise words underpinned the focus of our Sixth Form assembly today. With Year 12 and Year 13 students...|
|From the office|
|GAMBIAN FUNDRAISING EVENING: FRIDAY 25 JANUARY|
Join the school community at this evening of curry and fun! The event is Tickets are still available and include an Indian buffet, Gambian drumming and much more - £30 adults/£20 students and pupils, and can be purchased via the Payment Portal. Further information about the event can be found on our website.
As the weather gets colder and more wintery, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP FROM SCHOOL
REMINDER: Our school car park gets extremely busy before and after school and we have limited parking on site. College Road (near the Nursery gate) has short term parking availability before and after school and it is safer and more secure for you to park there. Our coach bay and the small front car park should not be used for parent pick up and drop off.
GUEST SPEAKER – Alison Wilson, Winchester University
Alison Wilson of Winchester University came to talk to Y12 students about how an excellent personal statement can make a student’s UCAS application really stand out and differentiate them. This is often the only opportunity to make a good impression on Admissions tutors who are looking for maturity, ability, commitment and knowledge. Personal statements help tutors make decisions on offers, especially for competitive courses. They should show a genuine interest in the subject, contain evidence of academic ability and reveal qualities and skills that make students suitable for their chosen course as well as reflecting their interests, abilities and personality. It is recommended that 70% of the statement should focus on academic achievements and 30% should be information about the student and their skill set for their chosen degree. Y12 will be writing the first draft of their personal statements in the summer term.
SIXTH FORM LUNCH SITTING
The experiment of the Sixth Form having a lunch sitting in the Dining room from 1.15pm has been working very well and will be continued. The common rooms have been much cleaner as a result of them being a food-free area. All hot food must be consumed in the dining room as must sandwiches etc.
The school day for Sixth Form begins at 8.45am with registration and finishes at 3.25pm at the earliest. Between these times, all students are expected to be in school, irrespective of when they have lessons, unless we have received a call or email from a parent or guardian. Year 13 only have 12 weeks of teaching left before they go on study leave. They should ensure they are making the most of every minute of every day in school to target the grades they need.
SIXTH FORM MOCK WEEK
Sixth Form mock exams for both Year 12 and Year 13 will take place week commencing Monday 25 February, straight after the half term holiday. Art and textile mock exams are taking place next week on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 January.
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