S6C Update

Science Day at St Osmund’s
Last week we were invited to lead STEM activities for the children at St Osmund’s Primary School during their Science Day and of course we jumped at the chance to show them how great STEM is! It was so nice to see young children becoming interested in science and realising that STEM subjects can be a lot of fun. 

Mock Exams
Year 13 mocks started today and this revision support document is a really useful tool for students. Paper copies of the timetable are available from reception. I’d like to wish everyone luck but would also like to add that there is no secret to exam success, just hard work and revision!

Eleanor Butler – Photography Student
On Tuesday 14 November, year 12 and 13 photography students visited the beautiful Lacock Abbey. First we visited the early photography museum where we enjoyed reading the information and completed some of our fun photography challenges. We then walked through the gorgeous exhibition by Ellen Carey where she presented how she achieved her large scale abstract polaroid and photogram pieces, which ties in to our current theme in lessons. We then stopped and had some delicious coffee and cake from the local cafe in the village. After that, we had a few hours to wander the grounds and take further pictures, where we discovered a life size camera obscura, and we also saw one of the corridors inside the cloister of the abbey where they had recorded Harry Potter!

Sport Academies
Our sports teams continue to perform brilliantly, with the S6C Rugby, Netball and Football Academies all winning their matches last Wednesday. We are all incredibly proud of these teams for their commitment, sportsmanship and how quickly they have become teams who work together towards achieving their (literal and figurative) goals.

Click here for the match reports

Community and Education Football Alliance League

The Big Ambition
The link below has been sent by Dame Rachel De Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England. This national campaign is a survey for all children aged 0-18 and provides an opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. Dame Rachel De Souza will be sharing the responses with the Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard. This is a great opportunity to teach children about politics and why it is important for them to use their voice! Complete the survey here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition

And finally I am really proud to tell you about a company that has been created by two S6C students. Memoto is a brand dedicated to subtle LGBTQ+ clothing which features a hug logo. The students pitched their idea to me and I have been hugely  impressed with their products and the company ethos. Please support this brilliant enterprise by going to memoto.co.uk.

Dates for your diary

  • Monday 27 November
  • Tuesday 28 November
    British Library trip
  • Wednesday 29 November
    S6C Football Academy v. Swindon (away)
  • Thursday 30 November
    Year 12 Parents Evening
    Staff will be drawing up a timetable and asking their students to book an appointment. Please encourage your child to book with their teacher at a time which is convenient for you. Appointments will be online through Google Meet.
  • Wednesday 06 December
    – S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
    – S6C Netball Academy v. South Wilts Grammar School (away)
  • Thursday 07 December
    – Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships Development Day
    – Interview Evening
  • Friday 08 December
    Christmas Jumper Day
  • Thursday 14 December
    Year 13 University Mock Interviews
  • Friday 15 December
    Term ends – Students will be expected to attend their lessons in Period 1 then there will be a staff v student quiz. College will close at midday.
  • Thursday 04 January/Friday 05 January
    Staff training
  • Monday 08 January
    Term begins
  • Wednesday 10 January
    Exams begin
  • Thursday 11 January
    Cause for concern parents evening