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30/06/20

Information letter for Students who will be going in to in September 2020 https://t.co/j2fMwzQs26 https://t.co/K4PtzehrX3

24/06/20

Further Safeguarding information can be found at https://t.co/DqQk6fXfTT and The Sharp System can be accessed from https://t.co/b4bd64MjTN https://t.co/THaLUoPLXj

20/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Are you currently exploring your career options, from university to higher or degree-level apprenticeships? 🤔 Why not save yourself some stress and sign up for UCAS updates 🤷‍♀️ You'll get everything you need direct to your inbox 📩 Easy 😃 https://t.co/rPBwczSxDl https://t.co/ALl5cc7lzP

15/06/20

Some examples of excellent history work on Civil Rights posters and a woman’s rights book review by years 8 and 9 students https://t.co/NtpbUQX6oS

15/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Starting uni in 2020: What are my options? 🤷‍♀️ With the deadline for acceptance of university offers approaching, 18 June 2020, is here to help guide you through the process of making the right decision for you 🙌 Find out more: https://t.co/Xmzj2Qagyi https://t.co/Zy9ldS2us9

15/06/20

Scam Warning: Snapchat Account Takeovers https://t.co/MewjHRWLKW

09/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Ian Diley, from Council's Public Health team, explains the importance of social distancing and handwashing in protecting us all from the as lockdown restrictions ease. More on what you can and can't do➡️ https://t.co/gW1h4RD0Kn https://t.co/jpDq80h1Wq

09/06/20

Well done to the two year 7 students who have been looking at French Food and Culture as part of their French lessons and baking some delicious delights! https://t.co/QrQF3US9cC

09/06/20

2020 Book Collections and Guides Follow the link for suggested reading for https://t.co/lONBqBu6KL https://t.co/lONBqBu6KL

08/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Join us live, Thursday 11 June, at 16:00 (UK time) when our panel of experts will be discussing how to approach and manage big life decisions. Make sure you leave us your questions for our experts 👇 https://t.co/8DOhQVEJTS

06/06/20

Vegetable Garden The staff and students that were in school put the vegetables the students are growing into boxes. There are broad beans, tomatoes and a sweet pea. Well Done! https://t.co/Q8BJOfGCKH

06/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

If you know a young person who may be struggling because they still aren't back in education or seeing their friends, please forward them these telephone support details📱 Call/message 07903 101 748 every day from 9am-9pm. Full details➡️ https://t.co/dsGu9nmU6M https://t.co/CIcTIN7EiB

06/06/20

Year 12 Thinking Forward - Latest edition now available https://t.co/rwN0TkD8O4

04/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Confused about your options after college or sixth form? 😨 🎓 University 🛠️ Apprenticeships 💼 Employment 💻 Internships ⛩️ Gap year Follow us. We'll help you every step of the way.

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge YOTPS

A Young person on our reparation project details things parents can do to keep their children away from gangs https://t.co/s2fuf8a0Eu

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

More than 50 people are now involved in our online support programme, designed to stop abusers from harming a loved one. Our team provides confidential advice and guidance if you're struggling to control your behaviour. ➡️ https://t.co/kuvBlO5lYZ https://t.co/LuVk6N9COo

04/06/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

The rainbow flag is flying over Redbridge Town Hall to mark Pride Month🌈 https://t.co/q0iWeBnuRN

03/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Advice for students, from students. Start a conversation today: https://t.co/DzXZ387J8O https://t.co/7kkSOvZKGJ

03/06/20

Link for parents to sign up for training https://t.co/ViNFcPjU1m https://t.co/zgqS17oH5u

03/06/20

The Body Coach TV - YouTube Parents’ school closure survival guide tip: Try to keep active. Exercise is known to improve concentration. Joe Wicks The Body Coach runs daily PE lessons: https://t.co/QClke2iIXm https://t.co/wEam3XB5Sj

01/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries 💷 If your student loan won’t nearly be enough to cover your university costs, check out these extra pots of money available to help with living expenses and tuition fees. 👉 https://t.co/5YMd3Vkyie https://t.co/LkBtprf3R7

01/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Advice for students, from students. Start a conversation today: https://t.co/DzXZ387J8O https://t.co/9CDvYlT9C7

01/06/20

Retweeted From UCAS

If you’re a parent, you’ll be used to your kids keeping you on your toes. But the rapidly changing social media landscape means it’s increasingly hard to keep up. has some top tips for your kids when seeing news online. https://t.co/BDgrckq5Bw https://t.co/2H4CqpJwFg

28/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Should students still apply for accommodation? 🏠 https://t.co/qUNiR2t3b1

21/05/20

Mutual Aid Groups continue to provide an important lifeline to our communities during the UK lockdown. Families who may need support can make contact via https://t.co/Fhd0QpqCCq or can email the school directly on Safeguarding.net, and the school can pass on the request https://t.co/9gATBTPyRB

20/05/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

Are you a victim or witness of hate crime related to the COVID-19 pandemic?We do not tolerate hatred or abuse directed at communities because of their race , religion,disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please tell us & we will act. 6238T https://t.co/9ipoU7sg6F

20/05/20

Year 12 Criminology students went on a virtual school trip today to Shrewsbury Prison. The next live stream will be Wednesday 27th May at 11am via https://t.co/UXLTe40PYu https://t.co/CSu0XB3ijU

20/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

As part of we want you to perform one random act of kindness every day. Today's act of kindness: Tidy up without being asked 🧹 https://t.co/vlUyTS46RB

18/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries 💷 If your student loan won’t nearly be enough to cover your university costs, check out these extra pots of money available to help with living expenses and tuition fees. 👉 https://t.co/5YMd3VC9GO https://t.co/NKy3xx8zNr

16/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

What do we know about the impact Covid-19 will have on 2021 applicants? 🤔 Our Policy and Qualifications Manager, Ben Jordan, provides insight into how the current situation could impact 2021 applicants. https://t.co/39G5moFBFD

12/05/20

Safeguarding from harmful influences online advice from https://t.co/j42sDbEeDb

12/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Should applicants still be making applications for student finance? 🤔 https://t.co/kDIp9QzsiA

11/05/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Donation from Gants Hill Rotary Club Thanks very much to Gants Hill for their generous donation. It had come to their attention that Caterham High, is helping to produce PPE for local hospitals and they made a donation l to help us continue our fantastic efforts. https://t.co/jXTGxCyPW5

11/05/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Are you currently exploring your career options, from university to higher or degree-level apprenticeships? 🤔 Why not save yourself some stress and sign up for UCAS updates 🤷‍♀️ You'll get everything you need direct to your inbox 📩 Easy 😃 https://t.co/rPBwczSxDl https://t.co/3rhXYerxBO

08/05/20

Cyber Discovery is HM Government’s Cyber Schools Project, a free, online extracurricular programme, turning teenagers across the country into cyber security experts. See https://t.co/fRhZLBZpdW and https://t.co/mmYQS7087q for more info https://t.co/x9nsx2tPC7

08/05/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

https://t.co/PhyiM8XSNJ

Enrichment

Community Languages

If you are proficient in all four areas of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) you may take examinations at AS/A2 Level. It will be your responsibility to look at past papers and prepare yourself for the examination. Recent subjects taken include: Spanish, German, Turkish, Urdu and Arabic. Other Language examinations are available.

Personal & Social Education (PSE)

All students participate in the course in Personal and Social Education, including Careers Education, Citizenship, discussion of moral issues and lessons in the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.

Those students who are following Advanced courses will also have the opportunity to take A Level in General Studies as part of the PSE programme.

The AS exam in General Studies takes place at the end of Year 12. There is no coursework.

Employability Skills

All students participate in a number of employability and WorkSkills sessions that are run throughout the year, including the following areas:

  • CV and Applications
  • Interview Skills
  • Time Management

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a two week Work Experience placement in the summer term.

We also offer Industry Insight days and apprenticeship opportunities to students throughout the school year. We offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Gold Level.

The Extended Project (EPQ)

The Extended Project is a single piece of work of a student’s choosing that requires evidence of planning, preparation, research and independent learning. It is available as a stand-alone qualification for A Level students or may form part of a diploma qualification.

An Extended Project might be:

  • a design;
  • a report with findings from an investigation or study;
  • a dissertation presenting an argument;
  • an artefact;
  • a performance.

The Extended Project offers opportunities for learners to:

  • have significant input into the choice and design of an extended piece of work;
  • develop and apply decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and enterprise;
  • extend their planning, research, critical-thinking, analytical, synthesis, valuation and presentation skills;
  • use their learning experiences to support their personal aspirations for Higher Education and career development.

The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are directly relevant to, and useful for, university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.

Future Learn

Future Learn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress.

We learn best when we share and debate ideas with fellow learners, to understand their different experiences and perspectives and to fill the gaps in our own knowledge. But not everyone likes being social, so rather than sending our learners off to separate discussion forums, you can add your comments alongside the content.

You can start by reading what other people have to say about the topic, and then join in when you’re ready. If you particularly like a comment, you can choose to follow its author so that you can easily find the people and comments that are of the most interest to you.

Each partner university has designed a complete learning experience, presented by leading academics in their field. Rather than broadcast long classroom lectures, ideas are introduced via high quality videos and articles. You can then discuss what you’ve learned, testing your new knowledge with interactive quizzes that offer helpful responses and the opportunity to try again if an answer is wrong. Every course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and helpful tips along the way, to test and build your understanding.

 

Careers Advice

vInspired

vInspired is a program actively engaging students, or young people, with volunteering opportunities. Not only does it offer a range of volunteering opportunities but also rewards students for their volunteering efforts.

VInspired works in a way that is flexible for students so that it does not get in the way of academic studies or exam preparation. The students either find opportunities themselves, get presented opportunities by a teacher or both.

Students complete a number of hours of volunteering which are then recorded the VInspired website, which keeps track of how many hours a volunteer does. It also sets milestones or goals in the form of set hours for the student to achieve when volunteering. The goals are 10 hours, 30 hours, 50 hours and then 100 hours. Once the student has completed a level of volunteering, say 10 hours, they are then eligible for a reward in the form of a certified and recognized certificate that looks amazing on CV’s and is a good topic of conversation in an interview or personal statement.

My vInspired journey began when Mr Ali introduced the program to Sixth Form students.

As part of my volunteering for vInspired, I volunteered at a Care Home in Barkingside, where I go twice a week and visit residents who otherwise might have anyone, or very few people to talk to and interact with. I visit multiple residents within the home and speak to them about their lives, and mine. I believe the work I do at the care home is beneficial for the residents as it gives them a break from the normal routine of the Care Home, and gives them a fresh face to interact with.

I also volunteer at my old scout group helping young scouts with skills I learnt as a scout myself -  interacting with them, helping organizing and running activities, which is beneficial for them as it teaches them more practical skills outside the academic world.

I have also helped with school events such as Parents’ Evening and Open Evenings. I feel that my voluntary contributions to my school, as well as that of other Sixth Form students helps to allow these kind of events to run smoothly.  

As a result of my voluntary contributions I have received the V50 award, which is 50 hours of volunteering, and I am now currently working toward the final V100 award.

I would definitely recommend the vInspired program to other students, and people in general who want to give back to the community. vInspired has allowed me to show that I have gone the extra mile by doing something different and devoting time to a cause, or multiple causes, which is something well worth doing.

I am very glad that Mr Ali decided to run this Program within the Sixth Form as it has helped me and am sure it will help other students in gaining new experiences, and helping other people and causes.

Morgan Barlow- Clark, Year 13

Work Experience/Summer Schools/Open Days

Students in year 12 will be given the opportunity to complete a 2 week work placement. This gives the student an insight into the working world, allowing them all to gain practical knowledge. There are many benefits of work experience:

  1. Careers education and guidance: raising pupils’ awareness of the factors which may determine career choice and the requirements of particular employment sectors.
  2. Attainment in individual subjects: enhancing pupils’ understanding of the skills developed within the curriculum.
  3. Support for vocational qualifications: improving pupils’ understanding of the areas they are studying and acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills.
  4. Learning about the world of work: preparation for the transition from education to work and recognising a wide variety of employability skills such as problem solving, flexibility and the ability to work with others.
  5. General personal and social development: enhancing their self-confidence, maturity and their interpersonal skills.
  6. Breadth of curriculum experience: support for pupils’ learning in a range of areas which will prepare them for adult life, such as understanding of social, economic and industrial issues, citizenship and enterprise.
  7. Health and safety: helping raise pupils’ awareness of the importance of following health and safety requirements in the workplace.
  8. Key Skills: offering opportunities to collect evidence which can go towards developing key skills.
  9. Career Planning: contributing to the development of a young person’s career plan, including applying to university.
  10. Motivation and achievement: helping raise pupils’ motivation and self-esteem through experimental learning.​

The Sutton Trust support programmes for students from low income backgrounds, but their summer school programme will soon open for applications

sutton trust

in2science summer science placements could be useful, which I’ll raise at the group session tomorrow (again for students from low income families)

in 2 science

The Nuffield Foundation also run bursaried summer science work experience placements

nuffield foundation placements

Paid School Leaver Programme - Step Forward - see powerpoint on right hand side

Hospital based work experience

For students looking for hospital based work experience and interview training there are places available for a Summer 2016 Camp at project India. This is perfect for those applying next year or the year after.

hospital work experience

Summer work experience camp for your aspiring doctors:

There is a special two-week camp between 14th -28th August 2016 that is designed to help prepare students for medical school entry.

The camp includes shadowing different doctors for up to 10 days, mock interview training, clinical training sessions and advice from current UK medical students on entry to medical school.

Full details of the camp can be found here

Medical Work Experience Courses

Work Experience Course Letter

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. It aims to give all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Its balanced programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction and team working.

The students achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

At our Sixth Form, we have students availing of the opportunity to complete the DofE Gold Award. The groups are coordinated by Ms Conway who provides the necessary support for them to achieve their goals and complete their award.

The DofE promotes independence and encourages students to undertake in rewarding volunteering projects both in and outside of school. Examples include working in charity shops, assisting primary schools, participating in community work and running countless lunch and after school clubs. 

In addition to volunteering students develop their own skills both mentally and physically by undertaking in a range of activities. To round off their award they undertake in an expedition, two weekends away learning to camp, cook and navigate, working as a team to complete their objectives.

Financial Times Secondary Schools

Please click on the link below to register for the FT Secondary Schools Programme for information on preparing for life after school.

https://www.ft.com/corp-signup/join?token=1652722a-7f32-4cd0-9033-062fd0f76c0d

Please click on the link below to access the Financial Times:

https://www.ft.com/  

Please note this link is IP restricted and will only open within your school's network. 

We recommend that you register with FT.com and create their own individual accounts. This will give you access to the FT from anywhere, allow you to download and use their app and other tools.