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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Assistant Head of College
Year 13 Examinations
The Year 13 exams next week are;
|BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS.||Thu 09 Jun 2022||09:00 AM||120 Mins|
|RELIGIOUS STUDIES: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION||Thu 09 Jun 2022||09:00 AM||120 Mins|
|BUSINESS ACTIVE DECISION & STRATS. (CLASH)||Thu 09 Jun 2022||01:30 PM||120 Mins|
|BIOLOGY DEC PLANTS & ENVIRONMENT||Thu 09 Jun 2022||01:30 PM||90 Mins|
|BIOLOGY NAT.ENV.& SPECIES SURV.||Thu 09 Jun 2022||01:30 PM||120 Mins|
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2||Fri 10 Jun 2022||09:00 AM||105 Mins|
|HISTORY A: BRITAIN 1930-1997||Fri 10 Jun 2022||09:00 AM||90 Mins|
|PHYSICS ADV PAPER 2||Fri 10 Jun 2022||01:30 PM||120 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
|Time||Exam||Length of paper|
|Monday 20th June||09:00||Psychology Paper 1||2 hours|
|09:00||Mathematics Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||Biology Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||Physics Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|Tuesday 21st June||09:00||English Literature||2 hr 30 mins|
|09:00||English Language||2 hr 30 mins|
|09:00||Environmental Science||2 hrs|
|13:00||Geography Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||Chemistry Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||RS Paper 1||2 hrs|
|Wednesday 22nd June||09:00||Sociology Paper 1||2 hrs|
|09:00||Further Mathematics Paper 1||1 hr 15 mins|
|13:00||Business Paper 1||2 hrs|
|13:00||History Paper 1||1 hr 30 mins|
|Thursday 23rd June||09:00||Psychology Paper 2||1 hr|
|09:00||Mathematics Paper 2||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||Biology Paper 2||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||Physics Paper 2||1 hr 30 mins|
|Friday 24th June||09:00||Sociology Paper 2||1 hr|
|09:00||Further Mathematics Paper 2||1hr 15 mins|
|13:00||Geography Paper 2||1hr 45 mins|
|13:00||Chemistry Paper 2||1 hr 30 mins|
|13:00||RS Paper 2||2 hrs|
|Monday 27th June||09:00||Film Studies||2 hrs|
|09:00||Fine Art||5 hours|
|13:00||History Paper 2||1 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.
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
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’.