SIXTH FORM BULLETIN – Week Beginning 21st March 2011 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 Pharmacy Talk Wednesday 23rd March, 3.30pm On the above date we have a representative from the science faculty at the University of Hertfordshire in school to talk about studying for a degree in Pharmacy and potential career paths. Please sign up on the sheet in the Common Room if you would like to attend. This talk is also open to year 11 students. YEAR 12 PARENTS EVENING – 24 TH MARCH 58PM 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. AS Psychology Study Sessions – sign up sheet in L1 Passing Unit 1: Wednesday 23rd March. 1:30pm in L1 The session will focus on: Ensuring you understand what information questions require. Using key terms. Revision methods. Bring with you … Unit 1 folder Answers to the set questions (see me for questions) Moving from E’s and D’s to C’s and B’s: Friday 25th March. 1:30pm in L1 The session will focus on: Using key terms effectively in your answers. Practice questions. Consolidation tasks and reviews – independent learning. Bring with you … Unit 1 and Unit 2 folder Answers to the set questions (see me for questions) Scenarios and essay writing – Moving to and maintaining A’s: Monday 28th March. 1:30pm in L1 The session will focus on: Effectively answering essay questions – both simple and scenario driven. Bring with you … Unit 2 folder Answers to the set questions (see me for questions) SENIOR BOYS FOOTBALL Our senior boys football team beat Richard Hale (COUNTY CHAMPIONS) 52 with 4 goals from Ryan Richards putting the lads through to the semifinals of the district cup. It was a very tight match with SBS going 20 up after 10mins, however Hale replied with 2 before halftime going into the break level. The second half began with a controversial 10mins, however it stayed level and with 15mins to go Ryan scored 3 goals to the SBS through to the semfinal against St. Mary's. The lads were fantastic and worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school. SWIMMING SESSIONS Would students who have been given a swimming session to cover please make sure that they turn up. We are only asking for one hour from each student and you can take school work to the poolside. If you are unable to make the time slot given can you let me know as soon as possible in order to find a replacement. This is vitally important as it is a Health and Safety issue. Many thanks for your attendance in advance. Mrs Harman, School Manager LIBRARY NEWS The following current issues of journals are available in the Library on the stand at the entrance. Please come and use them and ask at the Library desk for the back copies which are not on display. Authentik en français, Authentik auf Deutsch, Biological Sciences Review, Books for Keeps, British Journal of Photography, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Ceramic Review, Chemistry Review, E Magazine, Focus, Geography Review, Media Magazine, New Books, New Scientist, Physics Review, Psychology Review, School Librarian, Selvedge, Sight and Sound, Sociology Review, tBk. Please note that E Magazine and Media Magazine are also available online. Please see Library staff for passwords. Thank you. Janet Syme (Librarian) 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 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 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.
SIXTH FORM IMPORTANT DATES Wednesday 23rd March, 3.30pm. Pharmacy Talk 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