Sixth Form News

 

VISIT TO CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY 13/10/2015

Mrs Cheval has organised a number of visits to local universities this year, giving our students an opportunity to get a personalised tour with talks specifically for Wrotham Sixth Form. Megan Storey reflects on this trip:

‘I’ve been to plenty of open days and university visits with the sixth form; most recently, I went to Canterbury Christ Church University with the school for a tour and a few seminars that introduced us to budgeting and what courses they offer. Our tour guide, Charlie, was a 3rd year Psychology student and told us about a company called UniTemps that  works from the school’s library and allows students to get paid for doing tours and helping at open days. This is another way that people can fund their own way through university and it was really helpful to hear because he had not heard of this service before. We spent some time analysing their prospectus, and in groups we all picked a course to research and learn more about. As well as this, we had a visit from Tolu, one of our ex-students. It was great to see that he was fitting in well!’

The next trip is to Bucks New University at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 4th November. Please ensure you have received your letter from Mrs Cheval by the end of term 1.

 

A LEVEL RESULTS DAY SUCCESS! 13/8/2015

The atmosphere was electric in the Study Centre as our students collected their results and had their university places confirmed. We are delighted that all of our students who applied for university have been successful and are studying such a vast array of courses, from Architecture, to Forensic Science, to Law, to Journalism, to name just a few. We also have a great success in the number of our students who have been successful in applying for cadetships and apprenticeships in even more varied subjects, from Events Management, to Business Administration, to Web Design and Quantity Surveying.

We’re immensely proud of our students and wish them bright and happy futures. If you’d like to read our press release,please click here. If you’d like to see reporting of our results day in local media, please click here.

 

WROTHAM SIXTH FORM ON NEWSROUND! 17/7/2015

We had to keep this secret until broadcast, but the staff leavers video that we made for our Year 13 leavers assembly was featured on CBBC’s Newsround in an article they did about the social media trend. Miss Hollinshead was so excited when they called to ask permission to show it, but wasn’t allowed to tell anyone! We’d like to thank the staff who gave up time after school to give a special goodbye to our students – and can’t believe it’s received over 4,000 views on YouTube already!Here’s a link to the montage that Newsround made for their article (the actual news clip is no longer available) and here’s the video if you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen it.

A LEVEL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 9/7/2015

Every year our students amaze us with their creativity, ideas and talent, and this year was no exception. Parents, staff and members of the public were treated to some incredible pieces of work that students had invested hours of effort and skill into creating. The approaches to the themes were diverse and imaginative, from topics such as mental health, to the coast – one of which included a live goldfish as part of the work! We’d like to extend our congratulations to the students and our thanks to Mrs Stewart and the art department who have worked so hard to support them. If you’d like to see some photographs, please click here.

BEATING OUR CHARITY TARGET! 29/6/2015

We are really pleased to announce that we have exceeded our target to raise money for our chosen charity, Megan’s Wishlist, which was founded in the memory of a dear friend of our sixth form students, Megan Fox. This local charity aims to help and support the families of children with terminal illnesses and a lot of our students are active supporters and fundraisers. It was selected as our charity for this year and we have contributed over £1000! A message from Megan’s parents can be read hereand Miss Hollinshead read it to our Year 13 students at their end of year prom. Well done, everyone!

YOUNG CONSUMERS OF THE YEAR 26/6/2015

A team of four of our Year 12 students, Lewis Dunkley, Dan King, Megan Murrell and Rob Young, went to Westminster for a two-day national final of the Young Consumers of the Year competition, run by the Trading Standards Institute. They won fifth place, beating hundreds of schools from around the country and we couldn’t be prouder of them! Just in order to reach this national final, they had to win the regional final, the Kent final and the South East final, so this has involved a lot of hard work and ingenuity over a year. If you’d like to read Mr Williams’s account, please click here. If you’d like to find out more about the competition, please click here.

YEAR 13 LEAVERS ASSEMBLY – MESSAGES FROM FAR AND WIDE! 10/6/2015

What a way to say goodbye! We had a wonderful celebration of the past two years, with photographs from Year 7 onwards, messages from staff who have since left the school and even a visit from one – Mr Beckham. We are so proud of the journey that all of our students have made, but this year group in particular have shown they are resilient, caring and able to achieve anything. It’s not uncommon for teachers to want to ‘shout from the rooftops’ about how proud they are of their students, but when we shared your story, we found so many others who were equally impressed. We had messages tweeted to us from celebrities of stage and both the large and big screen (you can read them on our Twitter feed @WrothamSixth). We had one particularly heartfelt message from Julie Hesmondhalgh, the actress most famously known for her roles in Channel 4’s Cucumber and as Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper. You can read that message in full here.  Letter from Julie Hesmondhalgh

Good luck everyone – we’ll see you on results day.

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