14/1/23 Roundup – Sixth form

Sixth Form entry September 2023 – online application

If you have missed the application deadline of 13th January, please get in touch with Mrs Walton via sixthform@tahs.org.uk ASAP.

Reading Group

Staff and Sixth Form reading group will next meet in A6 on Thursday 26th January at 1.20 pm. This is a great opportunity to discuss a wide range of books and looks excellent on UCAS applications.  Refreshments, tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Please bring your lunch.  All sixth form and staff welcome!

The next book we will be reading is ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. Synopsis below:

Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy,Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother. Donoghue conceived the story after hearing about five-year-old Felix in the Fritzl case.

Year 12 Lockers

We will be offering a limited number of lockers to Year 12 students on a first come, first served, basis.  There will be a £5 refundable deposit payable via Parent Pay.

Please can students bring a copy of their Parent Pay receipt to the Sixth Form Office where they will be issued with their key.

Refunds will be issued via Parent Pay when the key is returned.  This must be before the end of Year 13 whilst still on roll.

Bra Collection

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

TAP for W/C 16th January 2023

Y12:  Thomas Character:  happy and healthy, mindful

Monday: Could you be depressed? What about your friends? Visit the ‘Bright Knowledge’ website which leads to an online self-assessment on the NHS website. Please talk to family, friends, your GP, teachers or the Sixth Form Team rather than suffer in silence.

Bright Knowledge

Depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Tuesday:  TED talk

Wednesday:  wellbeing and revision time

Thursday:  future intentions planning

Y13:  Thomas Character – healthy and happy

Monday: Watch this video about the level of personal support you can expect at universities: student support services – Nottingham Trent Uni (just under 10 mins). For those not applying to university, please choose another budgeting sheet from the previous resources eg supermarket challenge or exchange rate info.

Student Support Services – Nottingham Trent University – Bing video

Tuesday:  TED talk

Wednesday:  Use the budgeting sheets not already completed on Monday eg supermarket challenge or exchange rate info.

Thursday: future intentions planning

Date for your diary 2023

Y12:  Parents Evening Thursday 2nd February 4-7pm

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