May 7th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


There is a mandatory skills session with your Sixth Form form tutor scheduled for the following time:

Week 4 – P3 on Tuesday 18th May from 2.05pm – 3.05pm

Year 12

Focus will be personal statement writing

Yea 13

Update on Year 13 ball and opportunity to say farewell to your form tutor and form group.

This session will be replacing your timetabled lesson if you have one at that time.  

You must attend this session even if you have a non-contact or no scheduled lesson as registers will be taken


This week’s activity is to work through the Change Makers session 9 – Be Decent, available on Teams for both Y12 and Y13.


3-9 May is deaf awareness week.  Watch this video for ideas on how to be deaf friendly:

You could also consider learning some British Sign Language such as on this great site:


Unifrog are currently recruiting paid interns for 3 different roles, in either Graphic Design, Written Content or HR operations/finance.  They will be paid at £11 per hour and work either remotely or from their London office.  Please contact Mrs Bell if you are interested.


Although the tutor activity programme during form time has covered what to expect on results day and clearing, there are plenty of videos on Unifrog for students and parents to watch such as ‘what is clearing’, ‘results lower or higher than expected’ and ‘what should you do after you have accepted a place’.


Students who have not received their next GCSE certificates can collect them from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office

Year 11 Opportunities

See the images below for two fantastic opportunities for our year 11 students:

PE Update 

PE – Update

It has been great for students to return to PE lessons.  We have begun the term with, rounders, cricket, softball, swimming and frisbee. Please ensure all students have full PE Kit. They will all require , Black Polo shirt, Black Shorts, Sports socks, Indoor Trainers. Students also require a black swim costume / black swim shorts. If students are injured or unwell they should bring a note and their PE kit as the will still have a role to play in the lesson and should have a coat if the weather in inclement.  BTEC Sport

** We have purchased on line learning resources for BTEC Students in Yr10, 11, 12, 13. Please see Teams for Log In details and how to access the resources **

Year 10 –  students are working towards coursework on Sports Injuries.

Year 11- All Component 3 coursework needs completing on Teams. Students are now beginning to practice their practical leadership and so need PE kit for lessons.

Year 12-  Students are now working on Unit 3 developing understanding of the sports industry. Students should now be using homework and independent study time to work on their Coursework.

Year 13- Students have received an individual mark breakdown via email. It is important that they use this to access lessons and resources they require. With uncertainty around summer exams it is vital students are fully prepared for the units they are taking to give them the best chance of their highest grade.

Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Year 9

Miss Thorley would like to nominate – Garrard W (9E1), Caitlin D (9T2), Carly D (9T2) and Logan G (9W1) for exceptional investigative process in the circuits practical.

Year 10

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Zak S-S (10E1) for fantastic knowledge and understanding of reversible reactions.

Year 12

Mrs Hughes would like to nominate the following students for a fantastic chemistry practical write-up:

Jack B, Jack D, Sophie G, Freya H, Adam M, Ellie R, Layla T and Izzy W.

Well done!

Yr11 Laptop Return

If you have been loaned a school laptop could you please return it to reception or Rm8 as soon as you are able to do so. If you still need to use the laptop please speak to Mr Godwin to make alternative arrangements.

Thank you 

English Stars

For English this week, students of the week are:

Year 9 Victoria H, Lucas WS, Abbie C
Year 10 Juan B, Chloe K
Year 11 Reece A, Katie U, Joey P, Tom K
Year 12 Martha M, Rosie-Mai KP
Year 13 Rubie G, Aidan R, Torin N, Emma K, Tom F


With the assessment done students now need to ensure they maximise their opportunity of a good grade by putting finishing touches to their controlled assessments. To assist with this room 43 will be open on Wednesday evening until 4.15 exclusively for y11 ICT students.

Do not miss the opportunity of maximising this section of the course – 50%!!!

Health & Social Care 6th Form Masterclasses

Bishop Grosseteste University are running masterclasses in a variety of subjects in June and July this year. We are very pleased that all of our year 12 Health & Social Care National Extended Diploma students have been allocated a place for the following masterclasses : –

Health & Social Care – ‘Caring Looks Different for Everyone’

Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion – ‘Want to Learn.

Can’t Learn’Counselling – ‘A Masterclass in Self-Compassion

Primary Education – ‘Debating Behaviour in Primary Schools – Do Rewards & Sanctions Work?’

These masterclasses will really deepen their understanding of the care industry and give breadth to the vocational nature of the course.  They will also support their applications to university, apprenticeships and the world of work next year.

MFL Musings

Year 11 – The Final Straight

Congratulation to all of our GCSE students so far, there has clearly been some incredible effort at home over the past few months.

Over the next few weeks, we are offering the final opportunities to show off your skills in Listening, Reading and Writing. We recommend focusing your writing revision on jobs/work, health, your region/where you live, and friends/family.

Don’t forget to use your revision workbook, and!

What’s your favourite French word?

You could win up to £40 by sharing your favourite French word with the University of Exeter – details of how to enter are here: (you will have to sign up to Flipgrid)

MFL in the news Apparently we’re getting more popular…

In the French news 

Netflix stream in France too! What other films can you find which are dubbed or subtitled in French as well?

Springpod Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Find Virtual Work Experience | Meet Springpod – SpringPod are offering a wide range of virtual work experiences aimed at students between the age of 14-18 in June this year. The experience is completely free and is a great way of exploring careers within different sectors. The experience is spread of 2 weeks and is approximately 10 hours of live webinars and activities to complete so you can fit them around your school studies. If you cannot attend one of the live sessions they are sent to you to watch when you are able.

Work experience opportunities like this look great on your CV and will help you to develop practical skills and knowledge which are important to your employability when you leave school.

All opportunities below are hyperlinked to the registration page. They all start on 1st June so get signing up!

Engineering Work Experience | Springpod

Finance Work Experience | Springpod

Journalism Work Experience | Springpod

Marketing Work Experience | Springpod

Law Work Experience | Springpod

Graphic Design Work Experience | Springpod

Veterinary Work Experience | Springpod

Fashion Work Experience | Springpod

Technology Work Experience | Springpod

Dentistry Work Experience | Springpod

TV and Film Work Experience | Springpod

Business Management Work Experience | Springpod

Charity Work Experience | Springpod

Psychology Work Experience | Springpod

Healthcare and Support Work Experience | Springpod

Allied Health Professional On-Demand Work Experience | Springpod

Career of the week

Job title: Horticultural Worker  Horticultural workers grow and sell plants in garden centres, and tend to plants in parks and gardens.   On a typical day you could: sow seeds, plant bulbs and ornamental plants grow plants from cuttings and by grafting water, weed, prune, feed and spray plants mow grass, cut dead growth and branches, and generally tidy up lay paths and look after ornamental features research new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production pick, sort and package produce to be sent to retailers sell plants and other products advise customers in a garden centre
Entry requirements:You can get into this job through: a college course an apprenticeship applying directly training with a professional body   College You could take a course at college. Relevant courses include: Level 1 Award in Horticultural Skills Level 2 Certificate in Gardening Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture   Entry requirements You’ll usually need: 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course   Apprenticeship You may be able to get into this job by doing a horticulture and landscape operative intermediate apprenticeship. You can also do a packhouse line leader advanced apprenticeship, if you’re working on a horticultural production line, for example picking and packing plants and flowers to order. You could move onto a horticulture supervisor advanced apprenticeship as you get more experience. Entry requirements You’ll usually need: some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:You’ll need: to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to work well with others the ability to work on your own to be flexible and open to change persistence and determination physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity the ability to work well with your hands physical fitness and endurance to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you’ll earn:£13,000 – £23,000
Working hours, patterns and environment:Likely to work on a Rota, including weekends and bank holiday. Up to 45 hours a week.   You could work on a country estate, in a park, in a garden or at a garden centre.
Career path and progression:With experience you could progress to a supervisor or manager role, or set up your own nursery or garden maintenance business. You could move into a research job for a university, or with a food and agricultural development company

Current opportunities

Gardening Apprentice Calke Abbey –

An excellent opportunity to work in a heritage garden and gain a qualification packed with knowledge & practical experience. Calke Abbey has atmospheric walled gardens, parkland and pleasure grounds where you will learn about vegetable & fruit growing, flower gardens, glasshouses, propagation & pruning, and the use of machinery & tools. Gardening Apprentice – Calke Abbey – Find an apprenticeship (

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