October 15th 2021

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form entry September 2022 – online application

All Year 11 students have been given access to a Year 11 Sixth Form Applications Team. This is to support them in making their Post 16 choices. Access to the online application form for Sixth Form entry September 2022 is available in this team or by clicking the following link:

Year 11 Sixth Form Application

Any questions please email Mrs Walton via sixthform@tahs.org.uk

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 18th October 2021

Year 12

Is Uni right for you?  How do I know?  Students to watch some videos during form time to help them to prepare.

Year 13

How well do you use source material?  Read the ‘Bridging The Gap’ document complete the CAPS activity for something you have read recently.

Student reminder

Please can all Sixth Form students remember to use the sign in/out book outside the Sixth Form office when leaving or returning to school.

Can you help?

We are looking for students to get involved.  Could you be a Mental Health Ambassador for the school? Information about this can be found outside the Sixth Form office. If you are interested, please see Mrs Walton.

Operation Christmas Child

You may (or may not) be aware that 15th – 19th November is Samaritan’s Purse Operation.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation helps children around the world by collecting shoebox gifts ensuring that all children will receive something at Christmas.

We thought this might be a good challenge for form tutor groups to get involved in.  Next week we will be providing forms with a shoebox to pack your items in, along with an information leaflet and labels.  All you need to do is decide whether your shoebox is going to be for a girl or a boy and what age group, then fill it with age appropriate items like toys, hygiene items, pens, pencils etc.  The leaflet tells you what cannot be included.

If you can get your students to all bring in one item for your shoebox then we should be able to send some wonderful things to children less fortunate.

There will be a prize for the Sixth Form form with the best shoebox.

Fundraising Update

On Friday 8th October, the Sixth Form raised money for Young Minds UK by taking part in their #HelloYellow day. We raised £73.60! Thank you to everyone who took part or donated.

The Senior Prefect Team

Sixth Form Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF)

Sixth Form bursary booklets are now available for collection from the Sixth Form office.

News from PE

Fantastic week of school sport with excellent levels of rugby and hockey played in lessons and great engagement in our after school badminton and fitness.

This week our year 9 netballers played their first competitive games at Deferrers ( see report and pics) and our U18 football team played a county cup game narrowly losing 2-1 away to John Taylor. (see team photo)


Next week is a really busy week in PE with Year 9 Boys footballers playing their first game on Monday at home to Blythe Bridge,  Year 9 Boys rugby players have their first match on Tuesday at home to John Taylor and our U18 boys rugby team travel to Walsall on Wednesday for a County Cup match.


BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity & Fitness – We will be writing to parents with an assessment update over half term, but it is important all students upload their coaching videos to assignments on Teams before half term.

Netball

On Tuesday night the 6th Form team took on the Y11 school netball team in an internal fixture. The level of netball was really high, some beautiful plays and excellent goals were seen. The final score was 15 v 4 to the 6th form team, with the players of the game being Evie Waring and Jess Clay.

Thank you all for participating and it was great to see such good netball being played. 

The teams were; Evie W, Eve B, Jess B, Amelia H and Freya H, Jess Clay, Martha B, Keira F, Lucy O and Megan L. 

House Competition Latest

1 – Elkes: 58

1 – Torrance: 58

3 – Whitmore: 53

4 – Orme: 41

How do you get points for your house? 
Credits Earn credits to help your house win the credit award each week

Attendance Come to school every day to help your house win the Attendance award each Half Term (Triple Points!)

Upcoming House Competitions

Art Competitions – November

Swimming Gala – w.b 15th November

Science News

Follow us on Twitter!

The Science Department Twitter account @ScienceTAHS1 carries information on all things happening within the Department – including a look at a physics investigation carried out by Year 9 and the pigs and turkeys enjoying their fresh bedding on the School Farm!

Follow the link below to find out what’s been happening this week!

This Week’s Science Students of the Week

Year 9

Mrs North would like to nominate Sebastian G and Lewis A for an excellent result in their biology test.

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Spencer W in 9U2 for his excellent electromagnetism investigation, a photograph can be seen on TAHS Science Twitter account!

Mrs Lambert would like to say a big well done to all of 9U1 on excellent engagement in their recent practical activity in biology. We will be viewing our agar plates next week to see how much bacteria there was on our phone and keys! Photos to follow on the TAHS Science Twitter account!

Year 10

Mrs North would like to nominate Joe N, Tom L and Alex H for an excellent result in their chemistry test.

Well done!

Year 11 History

All groups will be having an examination on Paper 1 Medicine Through Time 18th  – 21st October. Students should be revising for this at home.

French

French speaking exams have been rearranged for Tuesday 19th October. Times have been sent home. Bonne Chance.


English Stars

The English department has seen lots of excellent work from students over the last week, as well as some outstanding effort. The following students particularly stood out as being deserving of praise. Well done to:


Year 9  Kai B, Ethan S, Adam R, Lola T, Billie O, Daisy C

Year 10 Alex E, Neve C, Aimee S, Aileen L

Year 11 Georgie S, Lewis M, Georgie F

Year 12 Joshua H, Katie U

Career of the week

This week the career is ‘IT Technician’ click on link to see the My Path video which tells you more – > JOB OF THE WEEK – EPISODE #09 – IT TECHNICIAN – YouTube

Job title:  IT Technician  – IT technical support staff diagnose and solve software and hardware problems for computer users. You could: take details from customers about their IT problems find and fix faults track work in progress and record issues and solutions update online knowledge banks service equipment like printers, projectors and IT networks set up new equipment and upgrade existing systems train people on new systems, face-to-face and online
How to become:College You could take a college course in computing or IT support, like a: Level 2 Certificate in ICT Systems Support Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence T level in Digital Support Services Apprenticeship The following advanced apprenticeships may be relevant to this role: Level 3 Infrastructure technicianLevel 3 IT solutions technician Entry requirements You’ll usually need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Skills required:the ability to work well with othersknowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and softwareanalytical thinking skillsknowledge of engineering science and technologyto be thorough and pay attention to detailcustomer service skillsexcellent verbal communication skillsto be flexible and open to changeto be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
What you’ll earn:£16000 -£35000

              All information taken directly from IT support technician | Explore careers | National Careers Service

College open days and events  

I have attached links to colleges in the local area for students who may be considering this route. There are a number of open days coming up and details of these events can be found on the links below.

Events | NSCG – Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group

Newcastle Open Events… | NSCG – Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group

Events – Derby College (derby-college.ac.uk)

Open days (bsdc.ac.uk)

Open Events 2021/22 – Stoke-on-Trent College :Stoke-on-Trent College (stokecoll.ac.uk)

Course Open Event 16th October – Reaseheath College

School Website

School Shop

 

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