| ||Sixth Form Bulletin |
|The Heads Of Sixth Form Summer 3|
|Students should make time next week to ensure that they meet with teachers and ask questions on anything they are unsure about. It’s now time for them to be proactive, take the initiative and responsibility for their revision.
|From The Office|
|VISITING SPEAKER – CHRISTOPHER WARD, ENTREPRENEUR|
After a successful career in retail, Chris Ward and his friends were at a bit of a loose end, so while sailing along the River Thames in 2004 they decided to start a watch company that reflected their shared love of horology. But this was going to be no ordinary watch brand………..... As a local entrepreneur, Chris came to speak to the students about his on-line watch company which began with selling one type of watch and now they sell over 400 different types. The students were very fortunate to be able to speak to Chris. Those Business Studies students who are interested in an entrepreneurial future were very inspired by Chris’s story.
THE THAMES VALLEY ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IS 35 YEARS OLD
Over 14800 visitors use the Adventure playground each year. Only 5% of its annual costs of £350,000 are met through the local authority. It relies heavily on the backing of local people and businesses. To celebrate their Birthday, there are many events going on this year. Please visit the website for more information - http://www.tvap.org.uk/
EXAMS, STUDY LEAVE AND LESSONS
During study leave, BTEC lessons for Year 12 and Year 13 will be taught as normal and students are expected to attend unless they have an exam on that day. All subject staff will be available for students to see them in their usual timetabled lessons in their normal classrooms up until the AS or A2 exams in that subject have been taken. Lessons in Year 12 linear subjects will continue throughout the study period and students will be expected to attend unless they have an exam that day – linear subjects are Drama, History and PE. Year 12 will begin their study leave on Monday 15 May and will return to school on Monday 12 June. Year 13’s last day will be on Friday 26 May and study leave begins officially after the half term holiday on Monday 5 June.
TOUGH MUDDER SUNDAY 7 MAY
Year 12 students, Tom Stalker, Matt Hine, Isaac Challis and Billy Gore are all taking part in a Tough Mudder course at the weekend to raise funds for a boy with neuroblastoma cancer. We are raising funds at school and collecting for this very worthy cause from the Sixth Form students and staff. More to follow next week.
SHOE BOX 4 SYRIA
Again, a big “Thank You” from us for all your wonderful contributions for the “Shoe box 4 Syria” ‘Make a Child Smile’ charity. Our 11 filled shoe boxes were a significant part of the 164 boxes that were collected by the Marlow area of the charity and the organiser was thrilled with your response.
PTA NEWS - SUMMER FESTIVAL 24 JUNE 2017 ‘BETTER ALL TOGETHER’
To any individual entrepreneurs out there, would you like to take a stall at the summer fete this year? The PTA’s key aspect this year is the bustling Summer Market so if you have a venture already underway and would like the opportunity to promote your product please complete the form or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUIPMENT FOR EXAMS
Please can parents remind students this weekend to look for all the equipment that they will need for their forthcoming exams and not leave it until the last minute. They will need a clear, plastic pencil case, lots of black pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, calculators and spare batteries. Water bottles should be label free.
NO IPODs, MOBILE PHONES, MP3/4 PLAYERS, SMARTWATCHES OR ANY POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGICAL/WEB ENABLED SOURCES OF INFORMATION ARE ALLOWED IN THE EXAM HALL.
|MEDIC TALK BY HARRIET BURDETT|
Harriet Burdett, daughter of Mrs Burdett, came to speak to the Year 12s about her journey as a medic and they found her very easy to talk to. The Year 12s were very interested as she spoke about her Cambridge interview and how she felt she had “blown” her interview with her responses. She also spoke about the different routes that students can take to get into Medicine; Harriet herself began as a Natural Sciences student and changed course. She also spoke about the new “physician” role available in medicine. The students were fascinated to hear her story – Harriet is now off to Inverness for one of her medical placements.
ASSEMBLY – TALK FROM ED PAWSEY FROM THE ARMY
Ed Pawsey , Army schools liaison officer for the area, came to speak to the Sixth Form about careers in the Army. We always have a few students who are interested in Army careers and there are many opportunities but Ed stressed the importance of being aware that 85% of jobs in the Army are not on the front line. Careers such as IT, Communications, HR, Finance, Engineering, Medical, even Musical and ceremonial are covered within the army. Harry Ould from Year 12 has already attended a course for Officers at Sandhurst, and Lucy Wooliscroft saw Ed for opportunities in Logistics, finding his advice informative and helpful. For more information, do check FB at Army Careers centre reading or visit the website at www.army.mod.uk.
GEOGRAPHY LECTURE HOLYPORT COLLEGE THURSDAY 11 MAY
The Sixth Form have been invited by Holyport College to a lecture on Thursday 11 May about “The Fall and Rise of China”. Although it is not directly related to A level courses, it may be a good opportunity for students to attend a lecture to further their geographical, political or historical interest and knowledge in this area, and may be a subject to write about on a UCAS personal statement. Please see Miss Clifford in the Geography department for more information.