On Friday 26th October, 95 of our Y11 students had a break from their usual GCSE diet and became Sixth Formers for the day experiencing a range of A level lessons as part of our advice and guidance on selecting the right path for themselves post-16. The students enjoyed being immersed in the A Level experience from Maths investigations into what differentiation is and why we need to use it, to English where they explored how, through analysis of the author’s voice, they could become more empathetic with other’s lives. In Biology, students negotiated a series of practical experiments to explore the fantastic properties of water, whilst in German they looked at popular culture and politics to explore new vocabulary and insight into modern Germany. Business students evaluated the best ways of raising finance for different types and sizes of business and the chemists experimented with transition metals investigating how their different energy levels influenced the part of the spectrum that was absorbed and therefore their colour. The students really enjoyed the day and the insight it gave into life as a Sixth Form student at John Masefield. The day will be followed up with discussions with a member of the Sixth Form team in early November to discuss their subject choices further.