TAHS Weekly Newsletter.
Dates for your diary
6/05/2019 Bank Holiday
13/05/2019 GCSE Examinations Start
24/05/2019 End of Term
Anatoly Shapiro, Jewish Red Army commander whose troops liberated the camp
We have ‘hit the floor running’ this week. Year 12 students have got their mock timetables ready for the summer examination season in June, Year 13 students are revising with their subject specialists and attending important webinars which are providing a further insight in to their impending exams, please ensure that you have a copy of your child’s exam timetable so that you are aware of when their exams are.
Final choices for university destinations have been selected, the deadline was Wednesday for those few who were undecided. This is a big choice to make but can be amended on results day if it needs to.
We are looking at taking all of our Year 12 students to the NEC on Tuesday 25th June, this is to the UCAS Convention. The focus is on Degree Level apprenticeships and university options. There are over 200 exhibitors at the NEC on this day and it is the student’s opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the courses they are interested in. If your child is unsure about what to do Post-18 then attending this convention really will allow them to see how much is available to them.
Today we had Staffordshire Youth Participation Team in to talk to Year 12 and Year 13. They explained the purpose of their organisation and how it benefits young people and adults within Uttoxeter and our local area.
‘Participation is about young people and parents being involved in the development of youth mental health services. We want to know what you think is working well, and what’s not working well, and we want to invite you to be a part of making changes.
This can range from being involved in interviews for new staff, re-designing buildings to make them youth friendly, co-producing and co-delivering training/workshops, presenting work at wider events, being involved in system changes like transition plans and lots more!’
Please click on the link below for further information.
Practice your algorithms for unit 2 by using this fantastic free resource. More items are to be sent throughout next week via Insight. Remember the final revision session is on Thursday after school in room 43.
Also see this fantastic knowledge organiser for paper 2:
Year 9 Options
Youth Mental Health Participation
Ski Trip 2019
A party of 49 left school on the first Saturday of the school holidays for the long over night journey to the Aosta Valley in Italy. La Thuile is in the high Alps in the shadow on Mont Blanc and again gave the students fantastic snow conditions for Easter skiing.
6 days of skiing ensued, with experts to beginners enjoying the cold & sunny conditions, more like February than April. All groups showed fantastic progress, enjoying the food, snow weather and new experiences. The two top groups even had the opportunity to ski into France and explore the new pistes in La Rossiere.
This is much more than a ski trip, it is an opportunity for the students to try a new sport, look after themselves, gain independence, try a new language, try differing foods (we love mystery meat and chips!!) and socialise in groups that they would not normally. All students were a credit and we all had a fantastic trip.
Look out for 2020 being advertised soon.
A Level Biology Webinar
On Thursday 2nd May our Year 12 and Year 13 A Level Biology students attended a webinar, which is a live web-based conference relayed over the internet. The webinar was presented by the AQA Examination Board to support the students’ preparation for their upcoming Paper 1 exam.
The one-hour session was led by an AQA examiner who guided the students on how to interpret questions to ensure they fully understand what the question is asking; to understand command words and also how to gain maximum marks in the real summer exams.
This type of feedback regarding exam technique and the use of key terminology is vital when tackling A Level papers. The students were very attentive throughout and gained valuable techniques to use in their exams.
Thanks to Mr Milward for organising the event.
There are two more sessions for the Year 13 students to attend:
Thursday 16th May for Paper 2
Thursday 23rd May for Paper 3
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Melland are:
Georgia Edwards and Ollie Birch for working well in their Physics lessons
Saffron Forrester and Orla Hodgkinson for working well in their Physics lessons
George Mothershaw and Georgia Fleeman for their commitment to Physics revision.
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