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'...
Christmas market - fancy some handmade presents?
In just two weeks, our Junior Boys PTA will be holding their infamous Christmas Market offering you the chance to buy Christmas presents in peace (and perhaps shop for yourself too!). Local suppliers include Wild Lotus offering unique hand printed tea towels, handmade fudge from Fudgelicious, locally cured meats from Bray Cured, engraved wood from Blue Acorn plus fairies, gonks and gifts alongside homemade wax melts, Tropic skincare and even an artisan gin! For a full list please go to our Facebook page where the event will have all the details with links to browse before the evening itself.
Please put it in your diary, it'll be a great event plus you will get mulled wine and mince pies to help with the shopping experience! 7pm-9pm, Thursday 9 December.
Sixth Form practice exams - Week of Monday 29 November
Sixth Form practice exams will be taking place week commencing Monday 29 November. For Year 13, these will take place within lesson time. For Year 12, who are yet to sit formal exams as actual GCSE exams did not take place, we will be recreating a more formal setting. The Y12 exam timetable has been emailed to students and parents.
‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 10 December
Wear your festive jumper to school for a £1 donation. £2 if you do not wear a festive jumper. Please help us support this worthwhile charity.
Sixth Form - Help the Homeless project
In the run up to Christmas, the Sixth Form are helping Foodshare with donations.
Thank you for your generosity already. Further donations can be made for the “Winter Warmer Rucksack” - in green below or to the “Homeless Food” in grey below. Students will have the opportunity to go to the Foodbank and package the items for 'presents'. All donations of these items will be accepted at the Sixth Form Office. A huge thank you to those parents who have already sent in donations. Mrs Rogers’ office is full of rucksacks and woolies and useful items!
Sixth Form Enrichment Activities
Our Enrichment activities have been devised to help students prepare for independent living, develop and to give to them something positive to add to their personal statement and CVs. We offer a very diverse range of activities across the week from 4pm. Subjects covered include: Survival cooking, maths skills, Model UN, money matters, debating, Make a Difference, psychology club, courtroom practice, history film club, Claires Court Business Academy, and an art themed Open Studio focusing on mindfulness. Y12 students must choose at least one to attend every week, and Y13 may attend as they wish. It would be such a shame to miss out on these great opportunities.
LFT regular testing and PCR
Please ensure your son or daughter is Lateral Flow Testing twice weekly and reporting results via the GOV.UK website. You can order LFT kits here and we do have a small supply for emergency use but unfortunately the school cannot supply these directly to parents anymore.
Please remember LFTs are for asymptomatic testing only, so if they display any of three main covid symptoms (temperature or cough or loss of smell), they must take a PCR test and should not come into school until you have received the results. Please inform the school of PCR test results once received. Thank you.
Hogan Lovells First Steps to Law Programme
With the Hogan Lovells First Steps to Law Programme, you will get to experience what it is like to work on a project that mirrors the skills our teams have and the work they do in the real world. Build skills in gaining commercial awareness, critical thinking, spotting issues, legal research, drafting emails and communication. Whether you already have an idea about what you want to do when you leave school or are still exploring, the Hogan Lovells First Steps to Law Programme will give you a taste of what a career in commercial law might look like for you!
Gain practical skills and experience to better prepare you for the world of work.
Programmes are self-paced so you can learn on your own time.
Learn more about what you will actually do on the job by completing a series of hypothetical tasks based on real life scenarios.
Gain a certificate to share and add to your resume. You'll stand out on your application and have something tangible for your interview.
Claires Court Outdoor Education Instructor, James Wragg, is embarking on a huge challenge this December to cycle 4,000 miles around the Great British coastline to raise money for World Land Trust. Battling through the coldest parts of the year, James said, “I could have done it in the sum...
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