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Weekly Words from Mrs Rogers

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mrs Rogers and the team about the week gone by.  Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 10

    Published 26/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Jane Marshall, Independent University Consultant, outlined the overarching features of a successful interview to Y13 this morning in her trademark, highly entertaining style. Thorough preparation, 'name dropping' (authors, researchers, academics, artists, composers etc), 'bigging yourself up' (highlighting academic skills, competencies and talents) as well as checking the logistics of travel means and timings are all essential. Arriving late, stressed and sweaty for such an important meeting should be avoided at all costs!

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 9

    Published 18/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    We encourage our students to ‘build a network of luck’, which means they make the most of every networking opportunity they have because those contacts may prove invaluable at a later date.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 8

    Published 12/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    We will remember them. Moving and poignant words which echoed across the Sixth Form Centre yesterday, a deeply emotional reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to all the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their very lives, to ensure we continue to live in freedom to this very day.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 7

    Published 04/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Our first UCAS application has been submitted and the student concerned received their first offer within 24 hours of applying! Early birds and worms spring to mind. As a result, there is quite a buzz amongst Year 13 and the motivation to polish personal statements, complete application forms and register for face to face or virtual open days to help finalise course and university choices has palpably increased.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 6

    Published 15/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Go Team Red! There has been a noticeable primary colour theme this week as we also showed our support for all those facing with mental health issues on #helloyellow day. 

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 5

    Published 08/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    The Zen Zone is up and running, with a significant number of students joining Ms Ackland-Snow in the art room on Fridays for hot chocolate and a chat about the stuff that matters to them. I dropped by and was treated to a doughnut and was impressed with the candour and quality of the conversations I heard about later.

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  • Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 4

    Published 01/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    What an inspirational week! Meeting students for their 1:1 sessions and discussing their next steps is one of the most rewarding and exciting aspects of my role.

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  • Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 3

    Published 24/09/21, by Hayley Johnston

    ‘Why bother?’ A provocative question posed to our new Year 12 cohort this week in relation to applying to university! Jane Marshall, former Imperial College Admissions Tutor and now independent consultant, brings a witty and rhetorical approach to her presentation.

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  • Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 2

    Published 17/09/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Every teacher is driven by three things - the love of learning, a commitment to their learners and ultimately, the ambition to bring these two loves together. And that is what I have witnessed in every Sixth Form work space this week. The buzz of teachers and their students discussing subject based topics, asking each other questions and thriving in a dynamic learning environment. 

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 1

    Published 10/09/21, by Hayley Johnston

    ‘You can have talent and ability, but you need the right attitude, the right mindset and behaviour - this generates belief, confidence and success.’ (Mark Foster). This sentiment, describing what makes an Olympic athlete successful, is especially pertinent to Year 12 and Year 13 students at the beginning of a new academic year; they have a fresh start, a blank canvas, with so many opportunities to thrive and flourish ahead of them.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words summer week 11

    Published 08/07/21, by Hayley Johnston

    How sophisticated we are! Year 13s enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea, with bubbles, at The Crowne Plaza in Marlow to top off what has been a memorable year and a unique Sixth Form experience for them.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Summer Week 10

    Published 02/07/21, by Catherine Corrigan

    Year 13 celebrated their final day in school with an energy and pizzazz befitting their remarkable two years in the Claires Court Sixth Form.

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