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Dates for your diary
Our wonderful Sixth Form Administrator, Mrs Walton, has worked wonders yet again. She has printed and collated all the letters to be sent to prospective Year 12 students regarding their conditional offer for a place within our Sixth Form and information regarding all taster sessions. These will be sent out at the start of next week. Please read then carefully and if you have any questions please email Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.
Linked to this we will be sending letters out to students regarding the opportunity to become ABC Mentors (Anti Bullying Campaign). We ask for a number of volunteers from our new Year 12 to work with the new intake of Year 9 students. They will need to be available for the intake evenings and on the Middle School Transitions Day.
A quick reminder that the school day for all Sixth Form students is 8.40 and we do expect them to attend all tutor registrations wearing the correct uniform.
The Year 13 are working very hard towards their qualifications and we hope that if they have any questions or queries then they speak to the subject teachers for specialist advice. Using a variety of revision tools is recommended by all staff and we encourage past papers to be completed as part of this process.
Maths GCSE Revision
Year 11’s – We Need You!
As an ABC Mentor you will
We will be sending letters out to students regarding the opportunity to become ABC Mentors (Anti Bullying Campaign). We ask for a number of volunteers from our new Year 12 to work with the new intake of Year 9 students. They will need to be available for the intake evenings and on the Middle School Transitions Day.
You will work with at least two other Year 12 students and you will be expected to attend one weekly tutor session with the Year 9 form you are assigned to. The hope is that over the course of the year, you will get to establish a relationship with the students in that form and be a source of support to them.
Some sort of community service is an expectation of all students in the Sixth Form and this is an ideal opportunity, this could also be used for the volunteering section of your DofE.
If you would like more information please come and see Mrs Young in room 15.
Save the Date!
Tues 26th June 2018- Art department Exhibition
Please note that the Art Department Exhibition will be open to the public on Tuesday 26th June 5-7pm, and is a great chance to see a lot of the wonderful work that our students have produced. There is hours and hours of dedicated work in Art, Craft & Design, Photography from Year 9-year 13 on display and a chance to talk to some of the 6th form artists about their work.
News from PE
County Combined Athletics
Sentinel Shield Final
Yr9 Options – Update
Yr11 GCSE Geography
Higher tier Physics students are invited to attend a ‘walking-talking mock exam’ on Wednesday 9th May at 3.10pm in Room 54 to watch how a teacher attempts examination questions.
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Evans are:
Sam Barker and Helena Barton for outstanding commitment to Chemistry
Mackenzie Paterson and Joe Collier for being on or above target in all Chemistry tests
Jenny McKendrick and Hannah Malelu for excellent effort with GCSE Science revision
A Level Photography EXAMS (15 hours)
From *Tuesday 8th May- Tuesday 15th May inclusive.
*Students will be advised on which days that they are doing exams. Check with art staff if not sure.
Please be aware ALL Preparation work will be submitted at the START of your exam, and CANNOT be added to, although you are allowed to refer to it in the exam.
Your 15 hours is under controlled conditions- no phones/music players etc (these will be handed in at start of exam sessions and returned at break/ lunch/home times)
Silence is expected at all times, (exam rooms will have relevant documents displayed.)
Supervising staff are to ensure controlled conditions are met and for TECHNICAL help only should any camera/ lighting/ printer and ICT issues occur.
GCSE/ A Level Art Exams FINISHED!
Well done to all those who have completed their 10/15hour exams this week!
image shows just a couple of the folders we will have the pleasure of marking over the next week. it is always great to see the variety of work our talented students produce each year.
Now that the GCSE and A Level Art exams have finished, students will be expected to attend art lessons to study for their other exams coming up. Please bring appropriate study guides, revision notes, text books GCSE pod etc, every hour counts and the additional 2/3 hours a week using art lessons is a real bonus for your other subjects!
Year 11 – Health & Social Care
Congratulations to year 11 students who completed their Health & Social Care coursework this week. The students worked really hard with many putting in additional hours at lunchtimes and after school and they have produced some excellent work analysing how health and care workers can offer personalised care to individuals in different health and care settings. We are so pleased that many of these students are looking to continue with Health & Social Care in the Sixth Form. For most students this was the last piece of assessment for this qualification and we are sure they will achieve some really good grades. Well done!
Origami club has been continuing on a Tuesday Lunchtime. We have made mothers day flowers, kites and cats, to name but a few. You are welcome in room 104 – bring your lunch.
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
University tasters at Keele, a cracking website and information on Nursing & Midwifery at Burton.