9/12/22 Roundup – Sixth form

Sixth Form entry September 2023 – 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 2023 is available in this team or by clicking the following link:

Sixth Form Application September 2023

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

Data Collection Sheet

Any students who haven’t returned their data collection sheet, please can you drop it into the Sixth form office.

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 2022-2023 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

Year 13 Reminder

TAHS internal deadline for UCAS applications Friday 9th December. Please speak with your form tutor if you need any support with this.

Work Experience Feedback

Employer Feedback:

‘’Further to the Y12 work experience scheme that took place last week,

we wanted to let you know how impressed we were throughout the whole week with both Livvy and Daisy.  Their attitude to the entire work experience week was outstanding.  They worked incredibly hard and were fantastic representatives of TAHS.’’

Bramshall Meadows First School

‘’Lucy applied herself with consummate professionalism to this role and was of huge assistance to my students in their development.’’

Staffordshire University

‘’ I can honestly say Beth was the best work experience person we have had. Great teamwork, Great work ethics.

The Hermitage Care Home

Student Feedback:

One thing you learnt through doing the placement

I learnt that veterinary can be an extremely rewarding job but long hours and little sleep makes it difficult as a profession.

What you did during the placement of which you’re most proud

Having the confidence to ask questions and interact with the staff. For example, I asked to see some testing take place on a sample from a dog which was one of the highlights of things I saw during the placement.

How doing the placement impacted on your plans for the future

Made me think more of what profession I would like to go into and makes me excited for my future.

One thing you learnt through doing the placement

I learnt how a jet engine works in simple terms, learnt about the different materials used to withstand the heat, the cooling systems and aerodynamics of the turbine blades and how they test the engines.

What you did during the placement of which you’re most proud

Actually learning how a jet engine works.

How doing the placement impacted on your plans for the future

I talked to lots of apprentices, degree apprentices and post grads. It has made me think that if I can get one, a degree apprenticeship would be the best option for me. It means you can move round different areas trying out the kind of things that they do at Rolls Royce and get a degree in it.

One thing you learnt through doing the placement

How to encourage and help students to join in sports/pe lessons in school, also how to set up and carry out a pe lesson to help improve skills in areas of pe and to also make it enjoyable.

What you did during the placement of which you’re most proud

Meeting and engaging with new people in a pressured environment, helping with lessons and school things eg Christmas fair, helping in a year 5 food lesson

How doing the placement impacted on your plans for the future

It definitely gave me a good insight into teaching and made me definitely massively consider teaching as a path in life.

One thing you learnt through doing the placement

I learned that it is important not to get frustrated when making a mistake, and that asking for help from those with much more experience is a good option. I was taught how to safely use the industrial machines, irons and overlocker which I used in my own sewing. I also had an insight into the behind the scenes of Alton Towers performances and how costumes are kept, as well as dressing rooms, makeup and costume swaps.

What you did during the placement of which you’re most proud

At the end of the placement, I got the opportunity to see the costumes that were made during the week be worn by performers. I felt proud to help out with this and we spent the morning assisting them and getting everything ready. I also felt a real sense of achievement when being trained to use the overlocker as this was something I wanted to learn how to do from the start, and used this knowledge to make an elf hat.

How doing the placement impacted on your plans for the future

After meeting all members of the costume department and getting along with them really well, I would love to go back. The department have offered further work experience for me, and I can definitely see myself in a similar role at some point in the future. I really enjoyed this experience!

Tutor time activities week commencing 5th December 2022

Year 12 

Mon:  Read the ‘Revision’ handout and ‘getting to 3a revision status’ handout. Make a revision plan for over Christmas. Build in any coursework deadlines. Also look at the ‘procrastination’ video clip for ideas on how to use time wisely Procrastination – YouTube. Also look at the pomodoro timer Pomodoro Timer Online – Pomofocus and Forest app online which some students find useful for time management and motivation around revision and staying off your phones Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present For iOS – Bing video.

Tue: If you haven’t already, look at European and American universities which can be considerably cheaper. Watch these 2 clips for more information. There are also webinars available for free on Unifrog about studying abroad. For sixth form 7’s, make a university shortlist.

Unifrog – American universities vs British
Unifrog what’s it like to study in The Netherlands?

Weds: Use the Unifrog ‘revision getting motivated’ sheets.

Thurs: Last Saturday was international Human Rights day.  Please share the following video and websites looking at careers in human rights.  Log onto Unifrog and search ‘human rights’ for a selection of careers advice, video clips and music linked to this important topic.

What does Human Rights Day mean to you? – Bing video.  

Human Rights Careers | Courses, Masters, Jobs, Internships and more.  

Human Rights Jobs and Vacancies | Human Rights Careers

Search – Student – Unifrog

Y13

Mon:  Complete and update your UCAS application and/or Unifrog competencies. For those who have completed their applications, learn some sign language – tutors can continue this on Wednesdays if their group are keen. LEARN BSL Alphabet! Use the alphabet in British Sign Language to fingerspell names and words! – Bing video

Tue: Citizenship debate: hand out (1 per group) the ‘unifrog stereotypes’ sheet. Tutors use the ppt ‘unifrog stereotypes micro aggression’ ppt – only slides 2, 3, 10 and 11. Discuss and debate the issues.

Weds: wellbeing and revision day.

Thurs:   Last Saturday was international Human Rights day.  Please share the following video and websites looking at careers in human rights.  Log onto Unifrog and search ‘human rights’ for a selection of careers advice, video clips and music linked to this important topic.

What does Human Rights Day mean to you? – Bing video.  

Human Rights Careers | Courses, Masters, Jobs, Internships and more.  

Human Rights Jobs and Vacancies | Human Rights Careers

Search – Student – Unifrog

All Students:

Please remember to look at the future intentions round up weekly as each week there will be new information about apprenticeships, open days, scholarships and additional free support and information.  Don’t miss out!

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