S6C students given opportunity to learn life saving first aid skills

The Government has put forward plans for all secondary school students to be taught basic lifesaving skills from 2020. But students at Salisbury 6th Form College (S6C) aren’t waiting until 2020 to learn these all important skills; all students have been given the opportunity to complete a first aid certificate and learn how to administer CPR, treatment for common injuries and other lifesaving skills and knowledge.

 

These skills are especially important as currently the survival rate for people in the UK who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital is less than 10% but with more people learning how to administer CPR the Government hopes these rates will improve.

 

Some S6C students have chosen to complete this training through the enrichment programme where students can choose to partake in activities outside of their lessons and others have completed it as part of their studies in the Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC where they can put their skills to good use in future careers in the health and social care sector.

 

S6C are still accepting applications from Year 11 students to join the sixth form in September 2019. If you have not applied yet please go to http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/apply or email admissions@salisbury6c.ac.uk for more information.

 

The world is shrinking – find your place in it at Salisbury 6th Form College!

Salisbury 6th Form College (S6C) is holding a Geosciences Fair on Wednesday 13th February 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm. This is the first fair of its kind to be held in Salisbury and will bring together over 20 employers and universities from the geography, geosciences and geology sectors who will be exhibiting in the College on Tollgate Road. As the population of the earth increases, resources dwindle and we all notice more extreme weather patterns, these are the people who can make a difference – be part of the solutions! The fair is open to students in year 8 to 13 and parents are encouraged to attend with them too (under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). There will also be more information about a trip to Iceland that S6C students have the opportunity to participate in whilst studying at the College.

Exhibitors include Wessex Archaeology, Environment Agency, Mott MacDonald plus many more employers and universities from across the UK.

Pre-booking your attendance is recommended and can be done on the College website: http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/geosciences Attendees who pre-register will receive a goodie bag when they arrive. If numbers are large, the event may be restricted to pre-registration.

Also, throughout the College day, workshops will be taking place for invited Yr 10 students from schools across Salisbury, along with S6C current students. The employers and universities will be running interactive sessions to allow students to explore the subjects and the careers within them. These sessions will include working with a drone to explore aerial views of the area, looking at volcanic activity, plotting hazards associated with climate change and tectonic activity using GIS, and examining a soil core showing evidence of a historical UK tsunami.

If you are a student in Years 8 to 13 or know a student in Years 8 to 13 who would like to attend, please pre-register for the fair which will run from 3:30-5:30pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at Salisbury 6th Form College on Tollgate Road using the online form: http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/geosciences

S6C students will experience a personalised tour of London’s Southbank

Year 13 English Literature  A level class are going to London on 2nd March 2019 for a personalised Shakespeare’s Globe tour of London’s Southbank to gain an insight into the life and times of Christopher Marlowe, imagining the Elizabethan London that lies beneath the streets of our capital. We will be seeing the Globe’s production of Marlowe’s early gay rights play, Edward II, in their small indoor theatre. Writing about drama is always going to be improved by seeing a live performance and 50% of the marks in this section come from an exploration of context, so the trip will have a direct impact on success in the exam (and our college bursary scheme means that all students will have the opportunity to attend). This class have already seen a performance of Owen Sheers’ recently written play about the experiences of soldiers in the Afghan conflict, which sprang from a rehabilitation project supported by the British Legion. The director, choreographer and cast chatted to us for an hour after the performance, providing invaluable insight for the students to weave into their main piece of coursework.

Geosciences Fair

 

Please pre-register here for this event 

A goodie bag will be reserved for you if you do! If numbers are too high, we may have to make this event reservations only so pre-registration will guarantee your entry.

Wednesday 13th February 2019

3.30 to 5.30pm

 

Open to all local Yr 8 to Yr 13 students (and parents/guardians)

The world is shrinking – find your place in it! The world’s population may reach 11 billion by the end of the century. Our resources are dwindling. Climate change will lead to major weather changes around the world. Increasing numbers of species are becoming extinct. Future wars will be fought over water stress. The world is changing fast.

Who will shape the future? Who will solve these momentous problems?

Geographers and geoscientists! Be part of the solution. There are many unfilled jobs in these sectors.

Meet employers and discover university places – speak to geoscience professionals and discuss your future.

Confirmed organisations include: Environment Agency, Wessex Archaeology, Structural Soils, Mott MacDonald, ESRI, Geological Society, British Cartographic Society, Etches Collection, Discover the World.

Geosciences, Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Palaeontology and Environmental Sciences departments are attending from the following universities: Southampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Birmingham, Bournemouth, UWE, Plymouth, Cardiff and Royal Holloway.

Careers talks (in the theatre) – gain a snapshot of the careers available at:

4pm Welcome from S6C and to the Geosciences fair

4.05 to 4.25 Environmental Sciences and Ecology

4.25 to 4.45 Geography

4.45 to 5.05 Geology and geosciences

5.05- 5.20 Talk about S6C’s trips to Iceland in 2020 and 2022 – current and prospective students

Finding S6C (Tollgate Road, SP1 2JJ)

location map

Parking will be extremely limited so please make alternative arrangements where possible.  There is some available space in the public car park by Churchill Gardens on Southampton Road which is just a short walk away. There is no parking on site for this event, unless reserved for those with mobility issues – if this applies to you, please email admissions@salisbury6c.ac.uk to reserve a parking space. Otherwise all available on-site parking is reserved for staff and exhibitors. Thank you for your understanding!

Today is the Taster Day!

We look forward to welcoming lots of Year 11 students who today are attending taster sessions in our wide range of Level 3 courses.

You can still book to attend the S6C Taster Day!

We’re offering Year 11 students the opportunity to attend a taster day on Friday 26th October 2018 from 9:45am-2:45pm.

Booking is still open to attend, please print and complete this form and return it to us as soon as possible (the booking form says to return by Friday 19th October so that we can plan catering arrangements, however, we are still accepting bookings): Taster Day booking form (October 18) (6) Lunch will be provided so don’t delay, book now to reserve your space. Students can experience studying as an S6C student. Try out practical lessons with other prospective students from our wide range of A Levels and vocational qualifications including extended diplomas. Meet our teachers and current students and tour the fantastic facilities with our Student Leadership Team.Booking is necessary to attend as parental permission is required.We’re offering taster sessions in all of our Level 3 courses. Here’s a description of each of the subject tasters we’re offering:

Applied Science – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Art & Design: Fine Art – Learn how to create hand rendered typography and create a 2 colour lino print all revolving around a spooky theme.

Art & Design: Photography – Learn how to create dramatic images using stencils, lighting and props all revolving around a spooky theme.

Biology – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Business A Level – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Business BTEC – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Chemistry – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Computer Science: Programming

Digital Media – This 1 hour taster session is based on learning how to use a green screen.

Economics – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

English Language – Beat the boss – understanding how people in positions of power use language to get you to do what they want and how to turn the tables! A lesson in occupational language.

English Literature – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – find out more about this optional extra course that can help you with your university, apprenticeship or job application. When you can chose absolutely any topic for your project, how do you get started? We’ll be talking about the course, and considering different topic areas that you can study. In a guided session, you’ll be completing an ideas shower.

Film Studies – this 1 hour taster is focused on exploring the link between film and feminism.

Further Maths – demonstrate new methods of algebra that prove that mathematical rules are correct including number series and algebra.

Geography – come and find out more about this exciting course. We’ll be using maps and photographs of Salisbury to consider how it has changed over time and what that means for the local people and outsiders. How do they perceive the city? How is it represented? How does the physical geography shape a place? This links into the Changing Places topic which is studied in Year 12.

Health & Social Care – Communication in Health and Social Care. An interactive, fun session using a variety of communication methods that you will come across in Health and Social Care.

History – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Law – Neighbours From Hell – how to tell whether you neighbour is a nuisance and what, legally, you can do about them. An introduction to the Tort of Nuisance.

Maths – How do we use maths equations to model how the world works using examples from physics and statistics.  How does maths explain how stars work and how do fashion manufacturers decide on sizes.

Physics – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Psychology – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

RS (Philosophy & Ethics) – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Sociology – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Sport – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

S6C Taster Day for Year 11 students – booking still open

We’re offering Year 11 students the opportunity to attend a taster day on Friday 26th October 2018 from 9:45am-2:45pm.

Booking is still open to attend, please print and complete this form and, if possible, return it to us by Friday 19th October 2018 for catering purposes: Taster Day booking form (October 18) (6) Lunch will be provided so don’t delay, book now to reserve your space.Students can experience studying as an S6C student. Try out practical lessons with other prospective students from our wide range of A Levels and vocational qualifications including extended diplomas. Meet our teachers and current students and tour the fantastic facilities with our Student Leadership Team.Booking is necessary to attend as parental permission is required.

We’re offering taster sessions in all of our Level 3 courses. Here’s a description of each of the subject tasters we’re offering:

Applied Science – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Art & Design: Fine Art – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Art & Design: Photography – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Biology – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Business A Level – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Business BTEC – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Chemistry – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Computer Science: Programming

Digital Media – This 1 hour taster session is based on learning how to use a green screen.

Economics – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

English Language – Beat the boss – understanding how people in positions of power use language to get you to do what they want and how to turn the tables! A lesson in occupational language.

English Literature – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – find out more about this optional extra course that can help you with your university, apprenticeship or job application. When you can chose absolutely any topic for your project, how do you get started? We’ll be talking about the course, and considering different topic areas that you can study. In a guided session, you’ll be completing an ideas shower.

Film Studies – this 1 hour taster is focused on exploring the link between film and feminism.

Further Maths – demonstrate new methods of algebra that prove that mathematical rules are correct including number series and algebra.

Geography – come and find out more about this exciting course. We’ll be using maps and photographs of Salisbury to consider how it has changed over time and what that means for the local people and outsiders. How do they perceive the city? How is it represented? How does the physical geography shape a place? This links into the Changing Places topic which is studied in Year 12.

Health & Social Care – Communication in Health and Social Care. An interactive, fun session using a variety of communication methods that you will come across in Health and Social Care.

History – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Law – Neighbours From Hell – how to tell whether you neighbour is a nuisance and what, legally, you can do about them. An introduction to the Tort of Nuisance.

Maths – How do we use maths equations to model how the world works using examples from physics and statistics.  How does maths explain how stars work and how do fashion manufacturers decide on sizes.

Physics – a practical taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Psychology – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

RS (Philosophy & Ethics) – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Sociology – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.

Sport – a taster lesson where you can explore the subject further.