S6C Update

Well done to all of our year 13 students who have taken their mocks this week but there are more next week (see timetable in Dates For Your Diary) so good luck to those who still have exams to take. Exams can be very stressful and if you need support in how to handle revision or exam pressure, please do ask for help from your tutor, teacher or study support tutor. Here are some links that you may also find useful:
Tips on preparing for exams
What to do when stressed for exams

Our focus this term continues to be attendance and punctuality plus the teaching staff CPD focus is ‘checking for understanding’.

Yesterday S6C hosted MLP interviews and at the end of the day Ian Tucker, MLP CEO, made a point of saying how wonderfully polite he had found all of our students and how mature they were when saying ‘hello’. Huge thanks to everyone who met Ian Tucker and demonstrated how brilliant you all are. I really am incredibly proud of our college and our students are what make it such a fabulous place!  

Don’t forget, you can still see the work of our art and photography students at the Young Gallery (above Salisbury Library), where they are exhibiting as part of the Salisbury Schools Art Exhibition.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
University and Apprenticeships

– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

Sport Update
S6C Rugby Academy 

On Tuesday S6C played Rugby 7s matches against the mighty Bryanston School. There were lots of important lessons and takeaways for the lads. We were slow to find our stride in the contact matches and gave Bryanston too much respect and lacked self-belief and intensity in our own game. We brought it in the final two games and showed what we are capable of and beat them in the last game which was a pleasing note to finish on. We lost 3 games to 1.

Going forward and similar to a nightmare five minutes vs Warminster School in a previous 7s match we need to learn, start quick and be switched on from the get go. Also back ourselves and really go for it!

Things I took away from Bryanston:
– They kept their width really well and backed their catch pass skills.
– They were very physical and backed themselves both in A & D.
– They fought for everything!

For me performance is more important than the result but the latter will come if we perform like we can. Anyway, a useful learning experience and one we can build from. Moving forward – we have an exciting March for the whole squad. Let’s really kick on and have a class finish to what has been a really successful first year of S6C Rugby Academy.
JK (Head of S6C Rugby Academy)

S6C Football Academy
On Wednesday 21 February we played Swindon Town who are top of the league and looking for another win. They faced a good attacking side and we were forced to defend early. The boys defended and kept their shape very well and were not letting anything through. With good determination we held them off and went in at half time at 0-0.

After the half time team talk the boys were looking to attack them early. The second half started and the boys were looking for a lead in the game. After the first ten minutes we had a good counter attack and our striker, Aaron, knocked it in past the keeper to make it 0-1 to S6C. Shortly after, Swindon had a free kick on the right-hand side which was drilled in which then became scrappy. Unfortunately, our center half cleared it towards the keeper and it looped over him to make it 1-1. Ten minutes after Swindon’s winger was running down the line and went into the box, our right back clipped him and he went down leading to a penalty. The penalty was coolly taken which went to the left of the keeper to make it 2-1.

The boy’s heads dropped, meaning we had to just sit deep and defend. This led to a mistake and a corner to Swindon. The ball came in and a free man on the edge of the box slotted it into the bottom right corner to make it 3-1. Swindon were all over us at this point meaning they had attack after attack that then led to a through ball and their left winger shooting it past our keeper to finish the game off to make it 4-1. Ten minutes left to go now and Swindon were just seeing the game through. We then had one last opportunity to get a consolation goal but unfortunately was saved by the keeper. This then ended the game and the ref blew the whistle.

The game finished 4-1 to Swindon in tough conditions, and a very depleted S6C side were defeated. Shout out to Mica (Rugby player) for helping the squad in today’s game!
Ben Cooper (Head of S6C Football Academy)

Community and Education Football Alliance League

Tuesday 05 March
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Wednesday 06 March
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
S6C Rugby Academy – Dorset & Wiltshire State School 7s
Interview Evening
Thursday 07 March
World Book Day
Monday 11 March
British Science Week – Meet the Animals
Tuesday 12 March
British Science Week – Brain Day
Wednesday 13 March
S6C Football Academy v. Cheltenham Town (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Monday 18 March
Year 12 DC4 Assessment Week
Wednesday 20 March
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Wednesday 27 March
Interview Evening
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (away)
S6C Rugby Academy – rematch 15s v BWS 1s
Thursday 28 March
Terms Ends
Friday 29 March
Easter Break
Monday 15 April
Term Begins
Year 13 DC9 Assessment Week
Thursday 18 April
Year 12 UCAS Discovery Fair Winchester
Monday 22 April
Summer Exam Season Begins
Wednesday 24 April
S6C Football Academy v. Plymouth Argyle (home @ Ringwood Football Club
Monday 06 May
Bank Holiday
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
Friday 07 June 
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
Monday 10 June
Year 12 DC7 Assessment Week
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Year 5 Primary School Careers Fair at S6C
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Open Afternoon 3pm to 5pm