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Current News and Events 

This term has seen lots of events taking place in Sixth Form including guest speakers about health and well-being.  We recently had the Gym Group in to talk about the importance of exercise and nutrition in managing one's own well-being, which was really well received by students

Social Science Trip

Year 13 Criminology, Sociology and Psychology students attended a Criminology Day at Gloucester University where they experienced taster sessions and activities. 

Their first session took place in the on-site Crime  House; the students had to don Hazmat  suits and face masks and undertake detection activities to uncover what dastardly  deeds had taken place! 

The second session involved a sociology lecture on social identity in a digital age and it looked at how technology shapes the way we see ourselves. Needless to say there was an age gap evident between the staff and students on this one!

After a great lunch in the refectory the students then had a Criminology lecture  on the portrayal of real crime in the media and to what extent it is a reflection of reality. The case of Jack the Ripper was used to get students to think about reality versus media representations. 

Finally the students went off on a campus tour in the sunshine, student ambassadors taking the students around and answering their questions.

A great day out, bringing what they learn in the classroom to life .

Key Dates

Inset Days

1

Thursday 1 September 2022

2

Friday 21 October 2022

3

Monday 31 October 2022

4

Tuesday 3 January 2023

5

Monday 17 April 2023

6

Friday 30 June 2023




Internal Exam Dates

07– 11 November 2022

Y13 PPE1

09 – 13 January 2023

Y12 PPE 1

13 – 17 March 2023

Y13 PPE 2

19 – 23 June 2023

Y12 PPE 2

 

Sixth Form Events

29-Sep-22

Y12 New Parent Info Evening

24-Nov-22

Y13 Parents Evening

26-Jan-23

Y12 Parents Evening

23-Mar-23

Y12 Post 18 Info Evening

 

Reporting

Year Group

Progress Review

Issued Week Commencing

Y12

1

23-Jan-23

2

10-Jul-23

Y13

1

21-Nov-22

2

27-Mar-23