S6C Update

It’s the end of term and there have been so many triumphs over the last few months. Some highlights include hosting another successful Apprenticeships Fair; local school St Joseph’s came for a day of science and left full of praise for S6C; we received a record number of applications to study with us in September; we celebrated World Book Day in style; we saw brains in our dance studio and animals in our foyer for British Science Week; our sports academies are flourishing and although still less than a year old, are achieving remarkable results; our student union provided the weekly ‘tea and toast’ breakfast to those in need; and finally, the recent results in our EPQ, CTEC and BTEC courses have proven how brilliant our students are and how our team of exceptional teachers are able to get the best out of each and every young person who studies here.

One of our year 12 students is volunteering for a charity that supports Ukrainian citizens. They are planning on travelling into Ukraine to deliver supplies to help children with disabilities and if you able to, please do support their efforts: Travelling to Ukraine to Help Disabled Children

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter break and I can’t wait to welcome our students back on Monday 15 April for the summer term. I’d also like to say good luck to our students taking their Vocational mocks on 16 and 17 April.

Easter Revision Sessions
We are opening the college for a few revision sessions during the Easter break. The staff members who will be running these sessions are noted below. We would highly recommend students attend these sessions to get the most out of their time with us and help to prepare for their exams in the summer, which are fast approaching.
Tuesday 02 April
Viv White, Kirsty White, Steve Price, Sally Tye, Lainey Hughes
Kirsty White, Sally Tye, Lainey Hughes, Steve Barrington
Thursday 04 April
Viv White, Nigel Roper, Ben Hillier, Nicky Miller
Nigel Roper, Ben Hillier, Steve Barrington, Jon Usherwood

Our teaching staff have drawn together this revision support document which is an excellent resource: S6C Revision Support

If exam stress is affecting your wellbeing, please remember that support is available from the team in college.
Preparing for Exams
Coping with Exam Stress

Liz Stavely – Mental Health Lead
Please click here for the Wiltshire Council parent workshops and adult learning opportunities. They are free to attend and some focus on supporting children’s wellbeing in the home. Please do take a look and I hope there is something here that is of interest to you.

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.
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

Friday 29 March

Easter Break
Monday 15 April
Term Begins
Year 13 DC9 Assessment Week
Tuesday 16 April
Vocational Mock Exam Applied Science Unit 2 9am to 11am
Vocational Mock Exam Sport Unit 4 1pm to 2.30pm
Wednesday 17 April
Vocational Mock Exam Applied Law 9am to 10.30am
Vocational Mock Exam Sport Unit 1 1pm to 2.30pm
Interview Afternoon 2.30pm to 4pm
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
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Open Afternoon 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 09 July
Year 5 Primary School Careers Fair at S6C