April 29th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

 

Year 13 Leavers Prom

Year 13 leavers prom is fast approaching. Friday 27th May at the Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Tickets are available to purchase via ParentPay at a cost of £35.00. Ticket price includes food and DJ.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday 13th May.

Don’t miss out on a great evening of food, music and “awards”

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 9th May 2022

Year 12

Barclays life skills:  what are the current skills shortages and how can you develop these to make you stand out in the job market? 

Barclays life skills

Year 13

Revision time.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.

Sixth Form Finance:

The school has been allocated a Discretional Bursary Fund (DBF) which students are able bid into throughout the academic year providing they meet the financial criteria set by the school and outlined in our DBF policy.

For the academic year 2021-2022 students are eligible for funding of up to £400 if their parental income is below £27,000 (proof required) or if they were designated as pupil premium. If a student is a looked after child (LAC) they may be entitled to up to £1,200 of financial support. Students must use this funding to support their Post-16 education.  For example, Sixth Form uniform, transport costs to and from school, textbooks, revision guides, course materials, IT equipment (up to £150), educational visits, UCAS application Fee, University entrance tests etc.

More detailed information will be available in the DBF booklet which students can be obtain from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office or by emailing sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and if they leave site briefly for food etc they MUST sign out and back in. This is both a legal and safeguarding requirement. No one should leave site to go to the gym or similar during the school day.

RS Revision

Saturday 14th May 10am – 12pm. – there will be an optional revision session in room 2 to support students with the Religion Paper which will be on 16th May. All welcome. Please bring your revision guide with you if you attend. There will be a session on parts of Christianity and Buddhism relating to the Advanced Information and a chance to talk through practice questions.

English

There are 5 weeks to go until the deadline (June 10th).

This week’s tip is to think about your starting, and ending, points. It can be easy to write a story (or an essay) which essentially says “and then… and then… and then…” but it’s not very interesting to read. Why not start in media res (in the middle of the action)? Similarly, make sure you know where you’re heading. We like our analogies in English, so think of it like a journey. Are you aimlessly driving around the local roads (storylines) until you run out of fuel (words)? Or do you have a set destination in mind, and enough fuel to get there?Work of the Week

We love it when a teacher from another subject sends us something “Englishy” their students have done. This week, Y9 have been working on raps in Music. Mrs Todd was so impressed with Teigan’s, she just had to tell us all about it. We were impressed too! Here’s some of Teigan’s rap, entitled You No Longer Know Me.

You don’t know her favourite song anymore.

She changed it.

It was Pompeii, but that’s the same as yours,
and now it’s new rules.

Got a new haircut – it’s quite short and it’s blonde, too.

Not like her long brown hair you used to put behind her ear.

Well done, Teigan!

Book recommendation

Imogen in Year 13 thinks everyone should read “Emma” by Jane Austen. She thinks it’s a great explanation of life as a woman in Regency England, but it’s also a really engaging storyline. Luckily, it’s out of copyright, so you can even read it online! Emma, By Jane Austen

New Life on the Farm

Geography 

– Reminder to all year 13 students that after school revision for the next 2 weeks will involve watching webinars put together by Edexcel examiners. These include exam skills and content which will be useful to support your revision. Please attend on Wednesday 3:05pm in room 7. 

– Reminder also to year 11s to attend after school revision on wednesday and fridays with Miss Robinson in 6a. 

GCSE Maths – Breakfast Revision

Before each of the GCSE maths exams the maths department will be running breakfast revision sessions from 8-8.30am.

This will give students the opportunity to get their brains into ‘maths mode’, ask any last minute questions and complete some focussed revision based on the advanced exam information for each paper.

The maths exams are on: Friday 20th May, Tuesday 7th June and Monday 13th June.

Students will need the following equipment for their maths exams: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and scientific calculator (for paper 2 and 3).  Calculators can be purchased through the online shop, everything else can be purchased from the maths department.

 Exam Stress: Tips and techniques for keeping last-minute nerves at bay and performing at your best!

Free webinar aimed at GCSE students – we will discuss do’s and don’ts for last minute revision, tips for keeping your cool during the exam and ways to kickstart your motivation in this final stretch.

The free webinar takes place on Wednesday 11th May at 7:30pm.

Sign up at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FAWlM49wToSOilPz59tdOw

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week are:

Mrs North would like to nominate Alistair D in Year 11 for excellent engagement in GCSE+.

Mrs Lambert would link to nominate – Will P and Joel B in Year 12 Biology for excellent verbal contributions to lesson this week, particularly regarding data handling questions. 

Well done!

Art Winners

News from PE

BTEC Sport

Year 10- Exam 9am Monday 9th May. Good luck to all!  Revision materials are available to all on Active Learn.

Year 11- All Assignments should be completed. Please ensure everything has been uploaded to Teams.

Year 12- Re-sit Exam 16th May. Ensure you are using practice papers, revision materials on Active Learn and folders.

Year 13- Unit 2 Resit Monday 9th May. Make sure you review examiners reports and read through your January exam.

PE

Tuesday – Athletics practice

Wednesday – Cricket practice all years

Thursday – Year 10 Cricket v Clayton Away.  Rounders Practice. Year 9 County Rugby Tournament.

Friday – Badminton practice.  Fitness Club

Music News 

Thank you to Year 11 Music Students for working incredibly hard on their music course work and supporting each other in performance recordings. 

Well done to all. 

Year 11 Prom

I am pleased to provide further details regarding the Year 11 Prom. This year’s Prom will take place on Friday 8th July at Uttoxeter Racecourse. The event will run from 7.30pm – 11pm and the evening will include a buffet style dinner of sandwiches, snacks and desserts, a DJ, photobooth and a bar serving non alcoholic drinks. The price of the ticket is £25. Students can purchase tickets from Monday 9th May and the deadline will be Friday 27th May. 

This week’s job of the week is a drama therapist! The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role:

JOB OF THE WEEK EPISODE #034 – INTERPRETER – YouTube

 If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: 

Interpreter job profile | Prospects.ac.uk

Get onto Medicine Conferences

While students are very busy with exams, this is the best time for them to start their UCAS Applications. One of the best ways for students to save time during this is to attend one of our free Get into Medicine Conferences.

Dr Kennedy and myself host The Get into Medicine Conference to give students a comprehensive overview of UCAS and everything they need to know about the Medical Application process.
I highly recommend students interested in Medicine attend one of our Get into Medicine Conference running on:

Sunday 8th May: 9.00am – 1.30pm.
Saturday 14th May: 9.30am – 1.30pm.

We’ll provide support, training, and guidance in:
UCAS & CV building

Personal Statements

Entrance Exams: UCAT and BMAT

Medical School Interviews

Accessing Medical Awards, Prizes, Leadership Programmes, and Scholarships to study Medicine at University
Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance – a fantastic addition to their UCAS application.

Spaces are very competitive this time of year, so please encourage your students to secure their place as soon as they can by clicking the link below:
https://airtable.com/shr66li3bqG3ZpkPM
We’re here to support teachers and students every step of the way to make this period as stress-free as possible.

I hope to see your students this weekend!

Best wishes,
Dr Siva
Your Medic Family

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