Good Luck to all of our Year 13’s as they start their study leave! Wishing you all the best in your exams – we will miss you
TAP w/c 5th June 2023
Y12 Thomas Character – self fulfilled, one community
Mon: Watch this talk from gap year provider Project Trust delivered at a different school (start from 2 mins in) to get students thinking about gap years as an option. It’s 30 mins long so you won’t get chance to watch the whole thing. You could also quickly look at the Project Trust website and show students some of the geographical areas they could visit. Project Trust will also be in school during Future Intentions Week to inspire students and answer their questions. Gap Year Talk with Project Trust – YouTube
Tue: Debate: is tourism a good or bad thing? Is it better to go off the beaten track? What is responsible tourism? Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water | TED Talk
Weds: wider reading, well being or revision.
Thu: future intentions planning or revision.
UCAS ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE
8th June is the UCAS deadline to accept firm choices. Students should also ensure that they have their accommodation if needed and student finance in place. For students who have rejected courses, they should ensure that their student finance application reflects their current needs as Student Finance England may not have up to date records where university choices have changed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 12 Lockers
We are offering a limited number of lockers to Year 12 students on a first come, first served, basis. There is 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.