A Level & GCSE Results Day

Please see below a letter that went out before the summer holidays regarding the results days and alternative methods of collection of your results.

Dear Student

Exam Results Days 2022

As the Summer Exam Season draws to a close I’m sure your thoughts are turning to results, here is some information to help you prepare and make this time as free from stress as possible.  We are immensely proud of the maturity, effort and dedication all students showed throughout the exam season, a huge well done from all here at S6C.

Results days are:

  • Thursday 18 August for A level, BTEC and CTEC qualifications
  • Thursday 25 August for GCSE Maths and English Language

On these days the college will be open from 9:30 – 13:00 and staff will be on site to welcome you to collect your results.

The College would prefer you to collect your results, giving us the opportunity to congratulate and support you with any guidance you may need to help with your next steps.

The faculty leaders, pastoral lead, SENDCO and senior leadership team will all be available to support any conversations you wish to have regarding university offers, clearance or for any other guidance you may require.    

In addition to your results released on the result days you will also collect certificates previously achieved, this will include GCSE maths and english and vocational qualifications previously awarded.

Alternative options to receive your results if you are away on the results days:

Post – If you would like to receive your results through the post then please email llucas@S6C.MLP.College confirming the address you would like them sent to (even if this is the address we hold for you on our system). Results will be posted first class on 18th /25th August.

Email – If you would like to receive your results by email.  Please request this by emailing llucas@S6C.MLP.College  from the email address you want the results sent to. We recommend this is not your college email address as at some point this address will be removed.  Please note that you are unlikely to receive your results until later in the day as personal enquiries will be prioritised.

Phone – Telephone 01722 597970 after 11am on 18th/25th August. Telephone enquiries will be dealt with after 11am due to the need to prioritise students collecting results in person.  If you are unable to get through please email llucas@S6C.MLP.college with a phone number and someone will return your call.

Lastly, we always enjoy hearing about your plans and what you have decided to do next.  As well as having an interest we do have an obligation to report the next step on your pathway to the Department of Education.  If you know what you hope to do next please complete this form, it is only a few questions and will take a couple of minutes.  If however this decision is dependent on your results please complete it on results day.   We wish you every success.

Please do get in touch in the meantime if you have any queries.  College will be open until Wednesday 13th July. 

Best wishes, 

Lisa Lucas Examination Officer

Weekly College Update

Friday 8th July 

Last Friday we held our Leavers Prom at the White Hart Hotel.  It was an amazing evening for our year 13 to say goodbye to each other and let down their hair.  Students enjoyed a delicious two course meal and had a dance and a singalong.  As always the behaviour of our students was impeccable and we wish them all the best in their future.  A big thank you to  Hazel Wright and Rebecca Anderson, who worked tirelessly with the team from the White Hart, Amanda and Sarah in order to make this evening a fun reminder of the students’ time at S6C. 

There are some photos below from the Prom evening taken by some of our wonderful year 12 photography students.  A wider range of images have been shared with the students in their Information Classroom. 

In our final full week it has been somewhat busy at college –  on Wednesday due to the A36 road closure some of our outside speakers due on our development day were unable to attend.  However we still had an excellent turn out of speakers and students had a useful day with their tutors.  I am hopeful that there are at least a few students who perhaps now have a clearer plan of what they are aspiring to achieve and what is possible. 

Today is the last  day of term for students being in college together for the academic year.  We will only be expecting students in college next Tuesday if they have not secured a place for their work experience – details are featured at the end of this update. Attendance has been excellent today and students have worked with tutors to start their UCAS enrolments and complete their enrolments into year 13.  If your young person was away today, do not panic. The tutor team and Rebecca will support them in September to catch up with this process.  Some students may be looking to apply to competitive universities early in the Autumn term.  The college is in a really good place to support this, as staff have worked really hard in the last few weeks writing subject references in preparation for a busy Autumn term.  

Students were  signposting today to some excellent resources and organisations to support them in staying safe over the summer break. If there is an issue, and you or your young person want to get the college’s support, then this can and will happen at the start of term with the Pastoral or Safeguarding team. 

We hope year 12s enjoy their work experience next week and we wish yourself and your families a wonderful summer break.

Louise 

Head of College 

Prom Photographs 

Results Day 

Lisa Lucas – Examinations Officer  

We look forward to welcoming you to collect your results on 18 August (GCE/qualifying VTQ) and 25 August (GCSE).  The college will be open from 9:30 to 13:00 –  senior leaders, teaching staff and pastoral support will be on hand to support and guide students with next steps.  In the event that a post results service is required here are some details about the services, deadlines and fees. The first step is to discuss concerns with a member of staff, you will then receive help in completing a form to request the appropriate service and gain the student’s consent.

Exam Results Day Letter 2022

Open Evening

On Tuesday this week we welcomed prospective year 10 and 11 students to come and have a look around the college. This gave them a chance to speak to staff and current students about College life.  They were able to pick up a copy of our new prospectus and see all the courses we will be offering next year and beyond.  Ben Hillier, the new Head of college gave two talks to parents and students throughout the evening and was around to answer any questions. The evening was a big success. 

A big thank you again to the Student Union and subject ambassadors that supported the evening. 

Personal Development Day 

Rebecca Anderson, Pastoral Lead

On Wednesday this week year 12 students took part in their final personal development day – focusing on Destinations. 

Students were introduced to researching Apprenticeships, how to write an excellent personal statement and how to find and secure employment – all from academic and industry experts.  

They also had a talk about student finance and learnt that this should not be a barrier to further study if this is their chosen pathway. In the afternoon students were able to meet a range of over 25 professional visitors who kindly gave their time to speak to students.  Talks ranged from working at the Beeb, working in care, mental health, gaming industry, careers in history, being an artist to applying Psychology to defence. 

Students gained a lot from the day, and this is what some had to say about it:

I learnt that there were more options than I realised when I attended  a Business talk. The Business careers were far more open and I could go into that industry with science qualifications. Sian P

My career can change and I can change my direction in the future. I don’t have to have a secure plan now and I can change my mind. I am nervous about careers for the future and this has eased my mind. I went to a video game talk which was interesting. I don’t know if that is the path I want to take but it was really interesting. I will wait and see. Poppy G

Work Experience

Rosie Roberts, Careers Lead

We hope our Year 12 students are excited about their work experience placement next week, Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th July.  The majority of students have secured places and we hope  they find it fulfilling.  

If your young person is unwell at any point next week, please can you ensure that the employer is contacted and made aware.  If any concerns are raised, please do not hesitate to contact us as normal and we will get back in touch with you to support any issues.  Our safeguarding email address is safeguarding@salisbury6c.ac.uk, and the office email address is office@salisbury6c.ac.uk

Students that have not been successful in securing a place have a compulsory work experience day here in College on Tuesday 12th July from 9am-4pm. The ‘Apprenticeship Programme’ will be delivered by experts and local employers, leading to active afternoon sessions to develop students employability skills.  If your young person is unwell on that day, you will need to let us know.   Students will be expected to dress in appropriate clothing for the workplace. 

Weekly College Update

Friday 1st July 

We have had a wonderful week around the college, on Thursday we welcomed new students for their Freshers Day.  It was lovely to meet the new students, although it was a little emotional for me being part of my last S6C Freshers day.

I am so incredibly proud of everyone who contributed to the day, our wonderful student volunteers and Student Union for their enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to the college, our support staff for providing such a well organised and variety filled day, teaching staff for planning and delivering exciting activities and lessons; Andy, our invigilator who joined us with his friend for live music throughout the day, and Russell and the HCS catering staff for bringing together a tasty buffet.  A special thank you goes to Teresa Salmon, our Admissions Officer, who planned and organised the whole event.

There are some further details and photos of our Fresher Day below.   

Whilst we welcome our new students ready for September, in the same week we are saying a final goodbye to our Year 13 students as they have their Leavers Prom this evening.   I am certain we will be able to share some wonderful photographs of this next week.  

I am delighted to welcome our new Study Skills Tutor, Eva Dyson, to the S6C Team.  She is joining us from Stonehenge school.  Eva is currently planning an exciting study skills programme for year 12s and 13s to start in September, and will support students through their Careers Passport.  We wish her a very warm welcome. 

As a reminder to students and parents, next week’s Year 12 activities are different to provide reflection time, and to ensure that students are confident in the support available over the summer break. 

As a summary for the week Monday 4th to Friday 15th July we are planning:
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as normal teaching days
• Wednesday – Personal Development Day – 9am start Destinations Day with lots of careers planning and career specific speakers.
• Thursday – reports sent home to parents
• Friday –  9.30 am start in the Theatre

The following week is work experience week Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th July.

Programme includes:

Review of Lifeskills, Safeguarding and online safety, and mental health support updates for the summer

Using Uni Guide, UCAS and UCAS Apprenticeships

10.15 Registering for UCAS

11.15 am onwards – Re-enrollment into Year 13 by Tutors or Faculty Leaders

If you have any questions about the activities next week please contact office@salisbury6c.ac.uk

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Regards

Louise

History & Philosophy Lecture

Sally Tye – Faculty Lead for Humanities 

This Thursday, History and Philosophy and Ethics students were very lucky to be extended an invitation by the very generous team at Arundels to the 2022 Sir Edward Heath Annual Lecture with Ken Clarke & Special Guests including Gyles Brandreth at Salisbury Cathedral. 

Students have already been working this year with Arundels on an oral histories project with many also taking up opportunities for work experience over the summer. We are very grateful to be able to take advantage of such incredible local history on our doorstep to help enrich the experiences of our young people. The college recently supported Arundels in a successful national lottery bid and is very much looking forward to further opportunities to become more involved in the local community. 

Art

Sophie Bellars – Teacher of Art 

Art, Photography and Media students visited the Tate Modern on Tuesday.  With the summer exams over and awaiting results, the group was really eager to explore the vast space, look at great art and discuss it together. 

Our students work really hard outside of the lessons and their cameras, laptops and sketchbooks will be busy over the summer as they continue to develop their ideas and work on their personal investigations. I hope the trip was as inspiring for them as it was for me. I have lots of new ideas for September! 

Freshers Day 

On Thursday we welcomed students into college who are wishing to join us in September.  The day was a huge success with record numbers of students through the doors.  Students were welcomed by the new Head of College, Mr Hillier, and were able to take part in a number of lessons of their choice.  Students came from many different local schools and they enjoyed speaking to our current student union, year 12 students, as well as staff.  There was live music from our invigilator Andy and his friend, Mark, who were ‘jamming’ for the majority of the day and even had one of our current students join them for a great rendition of ‘Wonderwall’ – which was very well received.  Russell in the cafe was joined by Matt bringing together a great buffet lunch for all who attended. 

Closing of Exams

Lisa Lucas – Examinations Officer  

As our exams have come to a close, we thought it would be nice to thank the hard work of all those invigilators who have helped your students through this very high pressured time.  Lisa invited them in for a thank you breakfast on Friday.  The invigilators highlighted some really positive comments about the season; 

Students worked right up to the end of their exam times. 

Students were conscientious, and were having conversations between themselves prior and after their exams. 

Everyone in college worked well as a team 

Students seemed well prepared and practised by their teachers, so they knew what to expect from the arrangements of the exams. 

The invigilators felt they were always on hand with a reassuring smile.

A big thank you to the team, led by Lisa Lucas, our Examinations Officer

S6C Open Evening Tuesday 5th July 2022

S6C is proud to be holding a third and final Open Evening for this academic year on Tuesday 5th July 2022.

Our teaching staff and current students will be available to talk to about the courses and opportunities available in their subjects. They are located in the classrooms on a drop in basis between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Welcome presentations are being held at 5:30pm and repeated at 6:30pm in the Theatre (Lower Ground Floor) by Louise Henderson, Head of College.

We look forward to seeing you!

Weekly College Update

Friday 24th June

This week sees the end of the year 13 exams.  We are incredibly sad to see our year 13s leave. I know it has been very emotional for staff seeing the students out of their last exams. I have witnessed so many lovely interactions of the respect and care built between teachers and students this week as gifts were exchanged.  On a personal level I am privileged and proud to have supported them through the strangest of times completing their Level 3 courses. I see a group of students that have shown such resilience and togetherness through change. They have shown real strength of character and as parents you should be so proud of the young people they have become.   We are looking forward to  joining the  year 13s  at their Leavers Prom on Friday 1st July.  

A reminder to year 13s that we will be welcoming them back into college for their A-level results on Thursday 18th August.  Staff will be present on this day to assist students with their UCAS applications and next steps. 

Year 12 mock exams finish on Monday next week and normal lessons will resume on Tuesday. With only 2 weeks until the end of the college term we need to ensure that students keep up their good attendance and engagement in lessons.  

I would like to thank our staff for the ongoing support in securing work experience placements for Year 12 students for Monday 11th July. It is still not too late to secure places, so if any student needs  help then please can you contact their tutor. 

On Thursday next week we have our Freshers Day for our new intake joining in September.  Staff will be asking a number of year 12 students to assist as ambassadors  on the day  to help share their experiences with prospective students.  We really appreciate this leadership commitment from them. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Regards

Louise

Year 13 Examinations

Lisa Lucas – Examinations Officer 

During the past 2 months we have run 81 Exams over 29 days.

We have handed out and safely collected back in 994 exam papers. 

Successfully keeping track of more than 50 students with access arrangements, 

12 students with clashes all whilst looking after our exam nervous students. 

The exams team have worked true to the College ethos, supporting each other and being kind and professional at all times. It is safe to say the College and I could not have done this without the invigilators, it has been a very successful and smooth exam season due to their hard work.  Thank you to parents for your support in looking after your young person and helping guide them through their first full set of external exams.

Celebrating Student Success – Amber A

Amber  – Year 12

My name is Amber and I am lucky enough to have been selected to go with the IST (International service team) to South Korea for the 25th World Scout Jamboree. I will be helping and supporting Scouts from around the world at this event. This will be a once in a lifetime experience for all the scouts involved including myself. In order to go I need to raise over £3000. 

Last weekend, 17th – 19th June I went to a training camp in London. This involved camping and doing activities for the weekend in preparation. I met lots of different people on this trip and had a lot of fun. We learnt alot about Korean culture and tried some Korean food, it was a very eventful weekend. The weather was insanely hot on the Friday and cold and wet on the Saturday, Sunday was fair and a bit sunny. On Saturday there was thunder and lightning and heavy rain that delayed our sleep. Travelling on the Friday and Sunday on trains and tubes was difficult, because of our big rucksacks we kept bumping into people.  On Sunday my travelling team and I got split up on the train, they made it to the train and I didn’t. I had to get on the next train to Basingstoke and my team got off so that we could meet – which worked out in the end. After a long weekend and crazy travelling problems including cancelled trains we made it home.  The adventure has already begun.

This is a photo of my crew and I – crew Y from Wiltshire, Dorset and the Channel Islands. 

Here is a link to my gofund me account, any donations would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-amber-go-to-the-world-scout-jamboree-2023?member=17207443&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

Celebrating Staff Success – Rosie Roberts

Kathryn Clarkson, Business Manager and Support Staff Lead

Not only do students gain qualifications at S6C,  but many of our staff continue with professional development alongside their work and achieve great outcomes to support our students.  Rosie Roberts qualified this week to undertake initial careers meetings with students with a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Interviewing.  This is a significant step forward in ensuring we can provide the necessary advice and guidance to students in-house at S6C.   Rosie is currently working with our external careers advisor,  Polly Wiggins,  on a plan to make sure all of our students get the necessary appointments to discuss their next steps. 

Esports

Nathan David – Teacher of Esports

I was contacted by  National Online Safety a few months ago to discuss a joint venture of working with our Esports students.  They tasked our year 12 students  in the Esports Team  to create  guidance for Parents/Carers regarding Esports. 

Our Esports students have had a huge involvement with the content of this project and worked with myself  on the style and format before we presented  it back to the NOS. 

The guidance was successfully received and approved.  It will now be available nationally for all educational institutions and here is a copy of the finished piece. We are really proud of our young ambassadors at S6C in the course who are involved in reviewing e safety procedures in the college. They show great maturity and understanding of the risks of being online. 

Weekly College Update

Friday 17th June

You may well have heard in the media, there are rail strikes due next week which could affect attendance to exams or lessons; I have the following details from the rail company to share with you;

South Western Railway announces strike timetable

·   Due to the planned national strike, SWR customers are urged only to travel by rail if absolutely necessary between 21 and 26 June 

·  SWR will run a severely reduced timetable on strike days (21, 23, 25 June), with significant parts of the network closed 

·    A severely limited service will run between 07:15 and 18:30 on some routes for those who have no choice but to travel 

·    SWR will run a late-starting Sunday level of service across the network on 22, 24 and 26 June

South Western Railway (SWR) is urging customers only to travel by rail if absolutely necessary on the planned strike days – Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June – and throughout that week.  

As we have both year 12 and 13 exams next week, it is important that students plan/ amend their journeys if they usually travel to college via train.  If you have any concerns about your young person getting to their exams on time due to these rail strikes , please inform reception, and we may be able to advise you further. It may be useful to consider a car share if travelling with another student from the same locality, or staying in Salisbury with a friend or relative. 

Looking forward to some key dates ahead this term:

We are looking for S6C Student Ambassadors to join us in college on Thursday 30th June from 9am – 2pm to support the new Y12 intake for their Freshers Day.  Students will guide our visitors to classrooms, the cafe etc and answer any questions.  Students will need to contact Teresa Salmon, our Admissions Officer  on Chat to confirm attendance. I would like to thank our students in advance for helping with this event.  This day will be set as a reading day for current year 12 students.

Our S6C careers development day takes place on Wednesday July 6th for Year 12. This is a really important day and all students will be in college from 9am – 4pm. In the morning there are practical talks from experts about applying to employment, apprenticeships and university. In the afternoon, teachers are working hard to arrange guests for students to meet, either in person or live online, who are studying or working in a related field. They will have the afternoon to build their own programme, meet as many people as they can across as many sectors as they can, and try to get something (knowledge, information, inspiration, tips) from everyone they meet. Students must make sure they are not working or having driving lessons that day.

If any parents or family contacts would be willing to come into college and share their expertise and experience with students then please contact Rosie Roberts or Rebecca Anderson and we would be very interested in welcoming you to the event.

Thursday 7th July is a normal college day, then on Friday 8th July is Reference Registration and Entry to Year 13 Day. Everyone will need to register with UCAS, in order to get a reference from college, even if they are not applying to university. We will meet in the theatre to do this. Students will then need to register for entry into Year 13 with their tutor – some students may need longer appointments than others, or meet with Faculty Leads, depending on whether their mocks or attendance figures show that extra summer work and expectations are needed. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying the sunshine. 

Regards

Louise

Year 13 Examinations

The Year 13 exams next week are; 

BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS.Thu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
RELIGIOUS STUDIES: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIONThu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS.Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
BIOLOGY DEC PLANTS & ENVIRONMENTThu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
BIOLOGY NAT.ENV.& SPECIES SURV.Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM105 Mins
HISTORY A: BRITAIN 1930-1997 Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
PHYSICS ADV PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins

Please continue to assist your young person in getting into college on time, calm and ready for their exam.  Please ensure they have a bottle of water with no label, a clear pencil case and wear something that is comfortable. Students will be supported by staff beforehand to prepare for their Energiser session.   If students are ill or late please ensure parents phone reception as soon as possible. 

Year 12 Examinations

We wish year 12 students good luck in their Mock exams starting on Monday.

Welcome to the new Student Union 

Hazel Wright – Receptionist and Pastoral Administrator

Our aim is to develop the previous Student Unions progress while also bringing together the college and making the community more close knit between all staff and students.  Developing the Life Skills Programme and opportunities post College is also one of our top priorities in helping students achieve the best version of themselves. 

As a Union we will involve our students and staff in setting goals and trying our absolute best to reach and support these goals and show the student community that we support them throughout the college journey.

Introduction to our  SU Team: 

I’m Nick and I am the College Community Officer. My role is to work with our staff and students to support local and global charities through fundraising and events within our college. My aim is to make sure our students are aware of current events and get them involved in supporting our local community.  I will be talking to students about parts of life that not everyone is affected by, to spread awareness and to educate them now and in future, while also directing them to where support can be accessed inside and outside college. 

I’m Immy and I am the Mental Health Officer. My aim for my role is to reassure the students to know the college is a safe and welcoming space and to promote students’ well-being as it plays a very important role in our lives and how we perform in college. I wish to talk with students, gaining their feedback and support them in college and with future steps. 

I’m Abi and I am the Equality and Diversity Officer. My aim is to ensure the college is a welcoming and safe environment for everyone and make sure every member of the S6C community feels included and valued. 

I’m Chloe and I am the Eco and Sustainability Officer. Within this role I plan to work with the staff, students’ and wider MLP trust in developing the positive use of sustainable techniques to encourage the whole community and to educate everyone further on current issues like fast fashion, diet and other methods to help the climate recover. 

Pride Month

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead

June is Pride Month and an amazing opportunity to celebrate and support our S6C, local, national and global LGBTQ+ communities. 

  • Whether you are celebrating and standing in solidarity with each other as part of this group, or as an ally, it is an excellent opportunity to translate our values of individual liberty, mutual respect, tolerance (‘tolerance’ really should be a bare minimum – what we are aiming for is active solidarity and celebration), and equality, into positive actions. Let’s stand together to make ideals a reality! 
  • Students are talking about Pride Month in their subjects, and there will be weekly posts in the Information Classroom, and on the plasma slides.
  • If anyone wants to talk about equality and diversity in college, or has suggestions for our celebrations and activism this month, please do come and see me. 
  • Our first clip is a Happy Pride for All video, and a link to the Pink News online events. There is also a link to The Proud Trust, who have lots of excellent information on LGBTQ+ issues and identity and also have an online chat line and links to further support.

Pride month in Psychology

Kirsty White – Faculty Lead for STEM

As part of our celebration of Pride month, Psychology students in Year 12 have been looking at how social influence processes can contribute to social change. This forms part of the topic ‘Social Influence’. We discussed how the views of the LGBTQ+ community have changed over history and why this has happened. We talked about the Stonewall riots and how a minority standing up against prejudice and discrimination can cause a radical change in societal views. Students were able to apply their knowledge from across the topic, drawing on historical changes such as homosexuality beign removed from mental health diagnostic manuals and changes to legal rights, such as sexuality and gender identity becoming a protected characteristic and same-sex marriage being legalised. It has been amazing to see our students embracing the importance of diversity and acceptance as part of their curriculum!

S6C Careers Partnership with Foray Motor Group (FMG)

Steve Price, Teacher of Business 

As part of S6C’s work to develop career pathways for our students at Post-18 and have the opportunities to fulfil their potential, we have created a partnership with FMG. This is focussed on students who may not want to take the university route. It will provide our students with the chance to explore a wide range of possible careers in the car industry.

FMG are a local business, who have had a Ford Dealership in Salisbury for over 20 years. The business operates across the South West with over 350 plus employees. They are very diverse with apprenticeship and employment roles across Digital Marketing, Engineering, Administration, Accounting, Sales, Fleet Services, Body Repairs and Marketing.  

The initial steps are for FMG to provide work experience for three of our students interested in the car industry and support with our careers day on Wednesday 6 July. They will also join us for our careers fair in February 2023.

We really appreciate the time they have taken to provide opportunities for our students and look forward to a long and productive relationship. 

Year 12 Art 

Laurence Rushby, Teacher of Art 

This week, we have welcomed the external moderator for Year 13 Art and Photography. On this occasion, an exhibition of the works was laid out in `college for all to see, celebrating the incredible achievements of no less than 22 artists from this years’ cohort. We will look forward to results day in August and in the meantime we feel very proud of all the art students. A large proportion of the students are now due to move towards further creative studies at the Universities of their choice.

Weekly College Update

Friday 10th June

I hope you all had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed some of the various Jubilee celebrations that took place.   

It is nice to see students back in college after the break,  looking refreshed and well prepped for their exams.  This week has been a busy week with exams and I continue to be impressed with the level of respect that students are showing for each other, during what is often a time of increased anxiety.  Students are moving around the building in a quiet manner being mindful of students taking these exams in the theatre and dance studio. 

You will hopefully have seen the year 12 mock exams timetable has been shared with parents and students this week.  For those who did not receive the letter, please contact Hanna in the Head of College’s office on hjimgye@s6c.mlp.college for a copy.  The timetable is listed below for ease.   

If students have any questions regarding either year 12 or 13 exams,  please do not hesitate to contact the reception. 

I hope you have a good weekend 

Craig Chambers

Assistant Head of College

Year 13 Examinations

The Year 13 exams next week are; 

BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS.Thu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
RELIGIOUS STUDIES: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIONThu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS. (CLASH)Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
BIOLOGY DEC PLANTS & ENVIRONMENTThu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
BIOLOGY NAT.ENV.& SPECIES SURV.Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM105 Mins
HISTORY A: BRITAIN 1930-1997 Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
PHYSICS ADV PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins

Please continue to assist your young person in getting into college on time, calm and ready for their exam.  Please ensure they have a bottle of water with no label, a clear pencil case and wear something that is comfortable. Students will be supported by staff beforehand to prepare for their Energiser session. If students are ill or late please ensure parents phone reception as soon as possible. 

Year 12 Examinations

The year 12 exams will start on Monday 20th June. The full timetable is below 

TimeExamLength of paper
Monday 20th June09:00Psychology Paper 12 hours
09:00Mathematics Paper 1 1 hr 30 mins
11:30Photography5 hours
13:00Biology Paper 11 hr 30 mins
13:00Physics Paper 1 1 hr 30 mins
Tuesday 21st June09:00English Literature2 hr 30 mins
09:00English Language2 hr 30 mins
09:00Environmental Science2 hrs
13:00Geography Paper 11 hr 30 mins
13:00Chemistry Paper 1 1 hr 30 mins
13:00RS Paper 1 2 hrs
Wednesday 22nd June09:00Sociology Paper 1 2 hrs
09:00Further Mathematics Paper 1 1 hr 15 mins
13:00Business Paper 1 2 hrs
13:00History Paper 1 1 hr 30 mins
Thursday 23rd June09:00Psychology Paper 2 1 hr
09:00Mathematics Paper 21 hr 30 mins
13:00Biology Paper 21 hr 30 mins
13:00Physics  Paper 21 hr 30 mins
Friday 24th June09:00Sociology Paper 21 hr
09:00Further Mathematics Paper 21hr 15 mins
13:00Geography Paper 2 1hr 45 mins
13:00Chemistry Paper 21 hr 30 mins
13:00RS Paper 22 hrs
Monday 27th June09:00Film Studies2 hrs
09:00Fine Art5 hours
13:00History Paper 21 hr

Please be aware that there are planned train strikes during this week on the 21st and 23rd June and additional plans may need to be made to get students to college for an 08:30 start.

Student News

Jo Mason – Teacher of Health & Social Care

Abrylee D and her younger sister were formally invited to St Paul’s Cathedral London for the Jubilee thanksgiving service as representatives of their home country Belize.

She shared with us some wonderful photos of the day

Business 

Cathrine Pennington – Teacher of Business 

We are saying goodbye to our lovely Italian students who have been joining our Sociology, Business and English Language classes since September. 

We ordered pizza for lunch on Thursday and discussed the merits and drawbacks of franchises, online retailing and express delivery. 

We will miss them and wish them a safe journey home.

Clubs and Societies

Yoga Club – Hanna Njimgye Tekumafor

Since May, the yoga club has been using the S6C gym for their classes, whilst the studio is being used for exams. It was a bit of a squeeze, but we managed it well. 

This week students  worked on giving themselves the time needed to relax the mind, as well as the body.  This helped them to get into a relaxed and meditative state in order to progress their yoga practice on a deeper level. 

We concentrated on postures that help relieve anxiety and stress such as Viparita Karani (legs up the wall posture). This posture is used to help calm the mind, relieve backaches and alleviate tired legs. It was lovely to see one student come out of their Maths exam and straight into the yoga class, at the end she said ‘I really needed that’. 

Weekly College Update

Thursday 26th May

This week’s update is a little shorter than most,  but I just wanted to make you aware of a few key dates for next term. 

*Reminder* Queen’s Jubilee tomorrow 27th May – Exams

Due to the extra Jubilee bank Holiday falling during the half term, the college will be closed for teaching tomorrow (27th May). However, there are scheduled external examinations on this day for A Level Geography and AS Chemistry. The college will be open for these examinations and all year 13 students in those subjects must attend and sit these papers as normal. Please contact reception if you have any queries. 

Year 13 Examinations

Year 13 exams will continue on our first week back, the list of these exams is below.

CTEC HSC unit 6 Personalisatin and person centred approachMon 06 Jun  202209:00 AM90 Mins
HISTORY AS PAPER 2 OPTION SMon 06 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
PHYSICS AS paper 2Mon 06 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
FILM STUDIES: CRITICAL APPROACHES FILMMon 06 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADV PAPER 2Mon 06 Jun 202201:30 PM150 Mins
GCSE MATHS CALCULATOR (F)Tue 07 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
ENG LIT: DRAMA & POETRY PRE-1900Tue 07 Jun 202209:00 AM150 Mins
SOCIOLOGY ADV PAPER 2Tue 07 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
MATHS B (MEI):PURE MATHS MECHANICSTue 07 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
PSYCHOLOGY ADV PAPER 2Wed 08 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
MATHS B (MEI):PURE MATHEMATICS STATS (CLASH)Wed 08 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
MATHEMATICAL STUDIES PAPER 1Wed 08 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
GEOGRAPHY ADV PAPER 2Wed 08 Jun 202201:30 PM150 Mins
CTEC SPORT unit 4 working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisureWed 08 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
MATHS B (MEI):PURE MATHEMATICS STATSWed 08 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
FURTHER MATHS B (MEI): ALGORITHMSWed 08 Jun 202201:30 PM75 Mins
BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS.Thu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
RELIGIOUS STUDIES: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIONThu 09 Jun 202209:00 AM120 Mins
BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS. (CLASH)Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
BIOLOGY DEC PLANTS & ENVIRONMENTThu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM90 Mins
BIOLOGY NAT.ENV.& SPECIES SURV.Thu 09 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM105 Mins
HISTORY A: BRITAIN 1930-1997 Fri 10 Jun 202209:00 AM90 Mins
PHYSICS ADV PAPER 2Fri 10 Jun 202201:30 PM120 Mins

Please continue to assist your young person in getting into college on time, calm and ready for their exam.  Please ensure they have a bottle of water with no label, a clear pencil case and wear something that is comfortable. Students will be supported by staff beforehand to prepare for their Energiser session.   If students are ill or late please ensure parents phone reception as soon as possible. 

Year 12 Examinations

The year 12 exams will start on Monday 20th June. The full timetable will be published shortly.  Year 12 students are likely to sit 2 papers per subject and these papers will be based on their learning from the year. 

Year 12 Work Experience – Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th July 2022

The deadline for work experience forms to be returned to College is Friday 10 June. This early deadline gives the College time to check that all students are placed somewhere suitable before the Year 12s turn their attention to the exams later in the month, and to support those who have not secured a placement

Year 13 Leavers Prom – Friday 1st July 

If you have not yet made your payment for the Leavers Prom please do so at reception. 

Supporting our Young People

Just a reminder that there is support available 24/7 from The Mix and The Samaritans and that any parents with concerns about the mental health of their young person can look at the excellent new CAHMS website which also now includes access parent helpline. https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/support/helpline/

If students feel they need support with exams there is some excellent information on the NHS website: 

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/help-for-teenagers-young-adults-and-students/tips-on-preparing-for-exams/

Please remember that once students return after the break, pastoral support, mental health support, and the specially trained safeguarding team are all here to support the safety and wellbeing of each individual. This is available to Year 13s until the end of the year – we are still here for them.

We hope you and your families have a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 6th June 2022

Craig Chambers 

Assistant Head

Weekly College Update

Friday 20th May

A message from Sarah Busby, CEO for Magna Learning Partnership regarding the new appointment of Head of College for September 2022. 

As you may know, interviews took place last week for the post of Head of College at S6C, to succeed Louise Henderson, who will move to Wyvern St Edmund’s as Headteacher. 

I am pleased to tell you that the successful candidate was Ben Hillier, currently Deputy Headteacher at Shaftesbury School. He has a wealth of experience in both leadership and in post 16 teaching. His subject specialism is Biology and he has taught that subject, together with Chemistry at A Level for many years. I know that he is really looking forward to getting to know everyone involved with the college and is in fact making his first visit to meet staff and students next week. Ben will work very closely with Louise and the senior leadership team to ensure a smooth transition for September and also to continue to develop the close collaboration between S6C and Wyvern St Edmund’s.

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On Wednesday this week we had our annual visit from our JCQ Exams Inspector.   The visit went very smoothly, a big thank you to Lisa Lucas our Exams Officer for her thorough hard work and planning around all of our exams.  Our team of invigilators are incredibly professional, and very dedicated to supporting the students and ensuring the exams themselves run smoothly and students are calm and able to start their exam on time.  Students have been very calm and focused and the exam season has started really positively. 

For tutor time this week I sent a message to Year 12 students, wishing students luck in their exams as well as reinforcing some safety points around the college site.  This message has been shared in the information classroom to year 13 students as well.  We want to emphasise the importance of our young people feeling safe in our community, and to inform us if this is not the case. The safeguarding team of Nicky Miller, Rebecca Anderson and myself are all on hand to talk to any student, as are the tutor team. 

Year 12 students  have been issued with  a list of local employers they could contact if they have not yet arranged their work experience for 11th-13th July 2022.   Rosie Roberts is available to support enquiries and to help students secure places.  If your young person is still struggling to find a placement please contact their tutor for further assistance.   

A reminder to that year 12 clubs and societies continue until the end of the summer term.  If  you have any further queries, please contact the club lead member of staff.  

Best wishes,  I hope the weather improves to  bring some sunshine this weekend. 

Louise

Head of College

S6C Exams Update

Lisa Lucas, Exams Officer

Next week we have the following exams: 

SOCIOLOGY ADV PAPER 1Mon 23 May 202209:00 AM120 Mins
CTEC HSC unit 4 Anatomy and physiology for HSCMon 23 May 202201:30 PM120 Mins
FURTHER  B (MEI):MECHANIC A WTNMon 23 May 202201:30 PM75 Mins
PSYCHOLOGY ADV PAPER 1Tue 24 May 202209:00 AM120 Mins
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADV PAPER 1Wed 25 May 202209:00 AM150 Mins
BUSINESS MARKET,PEOPLE & GLOBAL BUWed 25 May 202201:30 PM120 Mins
FURTHER MATHEMATICS B (MEI):CORE PURE Wed 25 May 202201:30 PM160 Mins
APPLIED SCIENCE unit 2 Laboratory techniquesThu 26 May 202209:00 AM120 Mins
CTEC SPORT unit3 Sports organisation and developmentThu 26 May 202209:00 AM60 Mins
HISTORY A:REBELLION, DISORDER UNDER TUDORS Thu 26 May 202209:00 AM150 Mins
PSYCHOLOGY AS PAPER 2Thu 26 May 202201:30 PM90 Mins
PHYSICS ADV PAPER 1Thu 26 May 202201:30 PM120 Mins
FILM STUDIES: FILM HISTORYThu 26 May 202201:30 PM120 Mins
GEOGRAPHY ADV PAPER 1Fri 27 May 202209:00 AM150 Mins
CHEMISTRY AS PAPER 2Fri 27 May 202201:30 PM90 Mins

Please continue to assist your young person in getting into college on time, calm and ready for their exam.  Please ensure they have a bottle of water with no label, a clear pencil case and wear something that is comfortable. Students will be supported by staff beforehand to prepare for their Energiser session.   If students are ill or late please ensure parents phone reception as soon as possible. 

*Reminder* Queen’s Jubilee 27th May – Exams

On Friday 27th May, the college will be closed from teaching for the Jubilee Bank Holiday.  We have scheduled external examinations on this day for A Level Geography and AS Chemistry. The college therefore will be open for these examinations and all students with examinations on this day must attend and sit these papers.  

Wiltshire Police 

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead

Thank you to the Wiltshire police and community police team who set up a stall in the foyer to raise awareness about knife crime and other local issues as part of a community campaign. They took the opportunity to share new legislation, designed to keep us all safe, which bans the private ownership of flick knives and knuckle dusters, even if ornamental. They also spoke to students about tips for staying safe both in Salisbury and when visiting or living in larger cities, and also chatted to those interested in a career related to policing. The police are not able to offer work experience but their advice is so to get placements, or ongoing voluntary contact with, community organisations such as Alabare, The Salisbury Pantry, or local groups for children and youth; showing that you are able to communicate with, and being supportive of, all members of our local community, is a valuable transferable skill.

STEM Club

Lisa Rodway – Lab Technician 

This week STEM club got creative using light sensitive silver chloride to make photosensitive paper. We cut out shapes from card and placed them on the photosensitive paper, then developed our images under UV light. We were impressed with the results!

Weekly College Update

Friday 13th May

A big thank you this week  must go to our Mental Health Lead Catherine Pennington. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and students and staff have openly talked about their mental health and  have celebrated and considered how we can all be active citizens in supporting each other.  We recognise the ongoing need to openly talk and support each other, so if any parents or carers feel they need any advice then please do reach out to Catherine at cpennington@s6c.mlp.college.

On Thursday this week we held the first day of interviews for the new Head of College. This was a busy day with 10 panel members including the Trust CEO, Director of Education and Trustees along with our governors, governors from other MLP academies and an S6C parent volunteer.  I could not be more proud of how amazing our students and staff were.  As a result the candidates received a very clear message about how special S6C is.   I would like to say a massive thank you to all staff who were involved in the day as well as the following students who showed our college in an amazing light;

Emma B, Angus A, Abi L, Elizabeth G, Isabella B, Rafia M, Nick M, Chloe A, Immy C, Miranda P, Alanaha E, Evan H

The Trustees will be finalising their decision about the new appointment later today, and Sarah Busby, our CEO will share that decision with our community next week. 

I hope that students enjoy a restful weekend and that final preparations for first examination papers being sat next week go really well. If you haven’t already done so, do check out the document of how to prepare for exams which includes some great tips for your wellbeing including breakfast choices, sleep patterns and preparing for the exam day.  Here is the link to the S6C Exams page.

Best wishes, 

Louise

Head of College

Mental Health Awareness Week

Catherine Pennington, Mental Health Lead

 

 This year the theme is Loneliness which affects millions of people across the UK. 

  

Monday 9 May 2022 marked the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.   Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, it is in its 22nd year. 

  

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Many of us know people in our communities and families that have found the last 2 years really difficult to manage with the increased isolation and reduction of personal contact.  Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. In Salisbury, S6C will be getting involved and posting our activities every day this week on our instagram Twitter, Facebook and our college weekly updates. We are aiming to raise the profile of ‘togetherness’ and and looking out for others in our communities. 

On Monday students decorated the college with green balloons and we handed out 200 green ribbons for bags, lanyards, hats and shirts; students said they were really glad to receive a ribbon and the balloons cheered up our environment and got our staff and student community talking.

On Tuesday, students designed informative posters and distributed The Student Guide to Loneliness.

On Wednesday students shared some green jelly over an open chat room to talk about their stress of the moment.

Thursday, lots of people in the college community wore Green and continue to spread the word.  

Friday we are actively encouraging everyone to connect with someone and remind them that they are there for them. We want our students to support our collective message,  sharing it on social media using the # I’ve Been There and Mental Health Awareness.

If you want to receive further information about this area of the curriculum please contact cpennington@s6c.mlp.college.

S6C Exams Update

Lisa Lucas, Exams Officer

Next week we have the following exams: 

PSYCHOLOGY AS PAPER 1Mon 16 May 202201:30 PM
FURTHER MATHEMATICS B (MEI):CORE PURE Mon 16 May 202201:30 PM
CHEMISTRY AS PAPER 1Tues 17 May 202209:00 AM
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1Wed 18 May 202209:00 AM
AS PHYSICS paper 1Wed 18 May09:00 AM
HISTORY AS PAPER 1 OPTION AWed 18 May 202201:30 PM
CTEC SPORT unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activityThu 19 May 202209:00 AM
BTEC Business Unit 3  Personal and Business FinanceThu  19 May 202209:00 AM
CTEC APPLIED SCIENCE unit 1 Science FundamentalsThu 19 May 202209:00 AM
CTEC HSC unit 3 Health, safety and security in HSCThu 19 May 202201:30 PM
MATHS B (MEI):PURE MATHS MECHANICSThu 19 May 202201:30 PM
GCSE MATHS NON CALCULATOR (F)Fri 20 May 202209:00 AM
BIOLOGY LIFESTYLE, TRANSPORT, GENESFri 20 May 202201:30 PM

Please continue to assist your young person in getting into college on time, calm and ready for their exam.  Please ensure they have a bottle of water with no label, a clear pencil case and wear something that is comfortable. Students will be supported by staff beforehand to prepare for their Energiser session.   If students are ill or late please ensure parents phone reception as soon as possible. 

S6C Careers

Rosie Roberts, Careers Lead

The careers programme this week has focused on matching skills and passions to students potential career pathways. Year 12 students received a talk from Charlotte Harrison, Director of Employability from the University of Portsmouth on Personal Brand and why it’s important to consider your core values and purpose as well as your skills and strengths when preparing to present yourself to employers. She encouraged students to consider their values and purpose when choosing a work experience placement to explore careers that they will find fulfilling and be passionate about. 

This would be a great conversation to continue at home, getting your young person to reflect on their strengths and to build confidence in being able to articulate them, rather than being too modest.  Our young people will be entering many competitive fields for their future careers and they need to project confidence in who they are.  

To increase our careers guidance on Apprenticeship pathways, we had a visit from 2 local apprenticeship employers on Wednesday this week. Sopra Steria and Fawcetts had stands at lunchtime with information about their apprenticeship vacancies and students were invited to talk to them about current and future vacancies. Further guidance about Apprenticeship pathways and opportunities will continue to be provided in the Careers Classroom as we are made aware of local opportunities that are being released. 

Year 13 Prom – Friday 1st July

A reminder to Year 13 that the Prom final ticket payment is due on the 6th June.  If you have not yet purchased your ticket, there is still time to book on.  Please speak to reception. 

Year 12 Fine Art

Sophie Bellars, Teacher of Art

Year 12 Fine Art students took a sunny stroll down to the Vanner Gallery this week. NO WOMAN IS AN ISLAND, is a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage and ceramics. With the start of their Personal Investigation, worth 60% of their A Level, it was fantastic to see the students chatting, sketching and engaging with the artwork on display and chatting to the Director of the gallery David Christie.

“a standout for me was how the female nude was depicted through a series of three different paintings. This could help me develop my starting points in my own project”

Ash Capon

‘’The gallery was a great experience and a lot of the artwork there was beautiful’’.

Imogen Tan

A huge congratulations to all of our Year 13 Art and Photography students who completed their A Level this week. Our students produced a wide range of personal and thought provoking projects such as the meaning of desire, epigenetics, hidden mental health, phobias and our relationship with pets to name a few. You can see some of their work over the next few weeks on our instagram @s6cart