Year 12 (2017-18) Trips Letter

For students who will be in Year 12 for 2017/18. Please read this letter: Sixth Form Trips 2017 2018

Action needed: Please complete and return the permission slip and contribution, following the instructions on the letter.

Rather than ask for ad hoc contributions towards trips every few weeks we have planned the schedule of visits and activities which form part of the statutory careers information, advice, education and guidance (CIAEG) across year 12. These are the compulsory elements of the programmes of study in year 12.  They include, but are not limited to:

  • Skills Fest visit
  • UCAS exhibition
  • London day trip
  • Young drivers course
  • Barclays life skills
  • University visits
  • Pathway Careers events (CTM)

There will be other trips that do incur a cost from subject areas but these do not apply to every student and are therefore not included in this list.

We fund as much of this as possible and there are some events that have no cost but it is necessary to ask for a contribution of £40 per person. We hope you will agree with us that this is excellent value for money, given the volume and variety of opportunities. Should there be a surplus at the end of the year it will be refunded.

16-19 Bursary Applications Now Open

The information and application forms for the 2017-18 academic year are available now to download and complete.

Please make sure that you read the statement first because this explains the different levels of support available so that you know which you should be applying for.

When completed, please hand your application with supporting evidence to the finance office. We will endeavour to copy and return your evidence as soon as possible, but the earliest this will happen is September.

Supporting Your Child

A lot of parents would like some advice about how to support their child through the examination period – most of them just to reassure them that what they are already doing is actually helping!

Here are some tips put together by the PiXL6 group with some tips and advice.

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Year 13 Psychology – Right from the source

Year 13 Psychology students were lucky enough to have attended a Psychology seminar in London on the 29th, headlined by one of the world’s leading Psychologists, Elizabeth Loftus. The students have studied her work throughout the duration of their A level course and her presentation was insightful and useful for their June Exams.

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Barclays Life Skills visit

We had a wonderful day with our sixth form students when Fiona from Life Skills delivered a number of sessions on Tuesday, including:

Exploring Bank Accounts and Credit Cards; Renting Accommodation and Choosing Insurance Policies; Credit Scores; Facing Challenges; Building Resilience; and Assertive Behaviour.

The students had a really valuable experience and were keen to share their praise –

“Fiona was so brilliant, she was enthusiastic and incredibly engaging.  Everything she told us was so helpful, and it was one of the best learning experiences I think I’ve ever had.  I learnt a lot of valuable skills that I would not have known without going to her session.” Chloe Crumley (Year 13)  

“The session was better than I thought it was going to be, I actually learned a lot more beneficial things about how to effectively manage my money, and how that if you don’t ask you don’t get and how to properly communicate with other people in jobs and other important meetings.” Jack Marshall (Year 13)