SIXTH FORM BULLETIN – Week Beginning 14th March 2011 WORK EXPERIENCE YEAR 12, 13 TH – 17 TH JUNE THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR RETURNING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE FORMS IS FRIDAY 18TH MARCH. Please see Julie if you are having trouble securing a placement. ASSEMBLEYS Y12 – Tuesday
Y13 – Thursday (attendance is compulsory for both year groups)
SMARTCLOUD Smart Cloud training/information sessions for sixth form students will take place during their assemblies. Y12 Assembly Tuesday 22nd March Y13 Assembly Thursday 24th March PARENTS EVENING If you have not already done so please remember to return your reply slips to your Form Tutor. If we do not receive a reply we will contact your parents. It is particularly important that you attend as it will be an opportunity to discuss your progress. HELP & SUPPORT Help and support is always available to all of our students. There are a number of students that are receiving support with their organisation and time management. If you feel that you would benefit from this scheme please see Mrs Salt for further details SIXTH FORM SEPTEMBER 20110311 If you know of anyone who is interested in joining our Sixth Form in September they need to contact Mrs Salt as soon as possible so that we can arrange a meeting to discuss subject choices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01992 410400 ext 230. EPQ Report Deadline All students must have completed their EPQ report and production log and be ready to hand it in on Friday March 18th. If students require any support, please come and see Mr Tzellos at the earliest opportunity and utilise the EPQ Clinic session every Friday lunchtime in S3. EPQ Exhibition – Wednesday 30th March 17:0019:00 in the Sixth Form Common Room Your Sixth Form colleagues who have undertaken an Extended Project invite you to attend the EPQ Exhibition. They have been busy all year planning, researching and writing up a project on a topic of their choice, including: ‘What are the long term effects of the BP oil spill?’, ‘What impact did the French Revolution have on fashion?’, ‘Where have the bees gone?’ and ‘Real life escapism: where do we draw the line?’ They would relish the opportunity to share with you details about the project process and their research findings. It is an ideal opportunity to show your support to these students. If you would like to attend, please contact Sam Stingemore: email@example.com or on 01992410400 Ext 252. Mr Tzellos, EPQ Coordinator LIBRARY NEWS To celebrate World Book Day (3rd March) there are £1 book tokens available for students in Years 12 and 13. Please collect one from Mrs Salt or from the Library staff. The tokens are valid until 27th March and are limited to one per student and only one token per transaction. They can be used against any book or audio book worth £2.99 or more. Further details are available at www.worldbookday.com. Happy reading! MOTIVATIONAL MASTER CLASS with guest speaker Derek Redmond The University of Hertfordshire, deHavilland campus, 25 March 2011 9.45am – 14.30pm. This event is aimed at students from Year 9 to Year 13 including those pupils who have the potential to be gifted and/or talented and others whose teachers feel they would benefit from such an experience. It would particularly ideal for talented sports students. For more information see Mr Jones STUDENT FINANCE
New Students application service opens 16th March 2011 deadline for submissions 31st May 2011. From this date, all students applying for fulltime courses in higher education can apply for student finance online at http://www.direct.gov.uk/student finance. YEAR 13 PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR Writing Excellent Essays & Improving Grades The Christine Brain is coming!!!! Wednesday 30/03/11 3:30 5:50 venue tbc. Compulsory attendance for all This is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to the author of two of your core texts who has until recently been the chief examiner for A Level Psychology for Edexcel. She will cover Unit 4 issues and debates and essay writing skills with you, and for the last half an hour will go over the Unit 3 paper for any of you who need to retake (you'll know by the 10th!). Think of questions to ask and get them to me early I can put them to her before she comes and she may be able to include them in her delivery or simply answer it straight! Pizza to get us through without grumbling stomachs we will ask for a £2 donation and we'll get the pizzas in before we start. PRIMARY SCHOOL HELP NEEDED Morgans Primary School is looking for some sixth form students to work with Reception and Year 1 classes next term. They would like help with a topic on 'Food'. If you are interested then please come and see me or email me and I will arrange it with Morgans. Thank you, Miss Baynham UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: YEAR 12 SUBJECT MASTERCLASSES We would like to invite you and your students to apply to attend our new Subject Masterclasses, an aspirationraising initiative aimed at academically able Year 12 students. Subject Masterclasses are largescale events which provide participants with the opportunity to explore both arts and sciencebased subjects that they are interested in studying at University and may not previously have experienced. The day includes two or three lectures and subject sessions, an introduction to the admissions process, and the chance to hear about student life from a current undergraduate student. The days run on selected Saturdays from March to September. There are approximately 150 places for each masterclass, and a £10 charge per class (a percentage of free places are available for those in receipt of EMA). For more information please see the attached flyer, and to register and book please visit http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/masterclasses/. The application process is simple; just follow the link to our booking page on the website. Register your details (either individuals, or teachers with small school groups), and book online. Note: Applications close one week before each masterclass.
SIXTH FORM IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 17th March. Year 13 Parents Evening Thursday 24th March. Year 12 Parents Evening Wednesday 30th March. EPQ Exhibition 11th 25th April. Easter Break 16th May 28th June. Exams Friday 20th May. Year 13 Leavers Ball. 30th May 3rd June. Half Term 13th 17th June. Year 12 Work Experience 4th & 5th July. Sixth Form Induction 6th July. Year 12 UCAS convention. Thursday 21st July. End of Term Thursday 18th August. A Level results Thursday 25th August. GCSE results