Head of Sixth Form Summer 7
Sixth Former James has already begun accruing UCAS points! Following his impressive LAMDA 'Level 3 in Communication', with pieces entitled “Down in the coal mine”, “Poverty defines true wealth” and “ Soldier”, James was awarded the highest honour - a Distinction. He can be incredibly proud of this achievement and the added breadth of his offer to any university or employer which this qualification provides.
Year 12 students have been focused on their academic development throughout the year with regular exam and assessment 'checkpoints' punctuating each term, providing opportunities to master their subjects and invaluable feedback to ensure they continue to progress their knowledge and understanding. This week has seen them sitting summer internal exams which will form the basis of their predicted grades for UCAS, degree apprenticeships and employers. With so many ambitious and aspirational individuals in the year, targeting Oxbridge, Russell Group and mainstream universities, choosing to apply for vetmed, engineering, law and creative arts degrees, to name but a few, the next couple of weeks leading up to the end of this year have significance. Registering on UCAS, writing the first draft of their personal statement, considering degree apprenticeships and polishing CVs are key aspects of the Sixth Form FutureFocus during the final week of this term. What an exciting time in their lives!
Claires Court has a proud history and an accomplished alumni boasting success in medicine, scientific research, politics, film and stage and so many more areas of society. Both our outgoing Year 13 students and current Year 12s are clearly going to add further to our unique legacy. As a school we have clear values and goals, with extraordinary provision for our students who have a diverse range of talents, gifts, abilities, interests, needs and ambitions. They work with dedicated and expert teachers in a supportive and high nurture environment enabling them to over perform and to become the competent, confident, resilient and independent young people they want to be. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special" (Nelson Mandela), and each one of our students is extraordinary.