Over 85% of Y11 students had an exciting day sampling life as a sixth former. As well as having access to the Sixth Form Common Room and Private Study facilities, Y11 were challenged with A-level lessons in a wide variety of subjects. In Geography, they debated whether China could take over the world; in Biology students used chlorophyll chromatography to examine pigments in leaves; in Computing (a new course) they looked at logic gates and debugging programmes. Students involved in the German session developed their understanding of regional industry and culture in Germany; in Core Maths students calculated wind chill factor formulae. In Physics, students analysed constructive and destructive wave interference. Health & Social Care students looked at the role of key organs of the body whilst English Literature students discussed the role of women and how they were portrayed through literature in society and culture.
All in all students were challenged and excited by the prospect of A-level study and the next stage is for them to complete their application form by 31 October and have a interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team (w/c 7 November). Individual appointments will be given to students first week after half term.
If any student or parent has any query with regard to the Sixth Form, please speak to Mr Hawksworth, Head of Sixth Form on 01531 638452 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org