Weekly College Update

Friday 11 November 

This Monday we held the last of our GCSE Maths and English resits. I would like to thank all members of staff who have been involved in making the process go smoothly and professionally. I’d also like to say a big well done to our students who worked so hard and conducted themselves brilliantly. Mock exams are now fast approaching and once again I have attached the timetable. Good luck to our Yr13 students!

Year 13 Mock Timetable

Click here for some really useful tips on how to prepare for exams:   https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/help-for-teenagers-young-adults-and-students/tips-on-preparing-for-exams/

Parents have all been emailed a link to a TEAMS presentation that I will be giving on Monday 14 November at 6pm. I will be explaining the process of applying to university and discussing other post 18 options that are available. We are aware that often this information doesn’t filter through to parents and guardians and I hope that this presentation will help you to support your young people. There will also be a Q&A session afterwards which will be open to all. For those who cannot attend, the event will be recorded and a link will be sent to parents next week. 

A reminder that we are seeking a parent governor who will be able to work with us in shaping the college in the future. Details on how to apply have been emailed to all parents. Please get in touch with Rachel Jackson, Governance Manager, at rjackson@magnalearningpartnership.org.uk if you would like to know more (closing date for completed application forms is 18 November 2022).

Next week is assessment week for year 12 students. Depending on the nature of their course they will either be sitting a formal evaluation or be issued with a ‘working at grade’ so an important week in determining how they have progressed since joining us and being assessed in September.

Don’t forget we are holding an open evening for new students on Tuesday 22 November from 5pm until 8pm. Please come along to meet our teaching staff, look round the college and learn more about post 16 options and what S6C can offer you.

And finally, to celebrate the start of the men’s Football World Cup, S6C will be hosting a 5-a-side tournament on Wednesday 16 November at 2.45pm. Let’s hope the weather improves! 



Virtue Ethics

Sally Tye – Head of Humanities and RS

This week Sally Tye visited The Stonehenge School to deliver a lecture on Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics as part of their optional Schools Certificate in Philosophy (SCIP). Sally was really encouraged to see so many year 9 and 10 students so passionate about philosophy and the response from students was really impressive. Virtue Ethics is not something that students would usually encounter until degree level but this group of students really embraced the topic and we are hoping they will visit the college for some more sessions later in the year.

Peter Saville virtual presentation

Sophie Bellars – Teacher of Art

Last week Year 12 Art and Photography students watched a virtual presentation and Q&A with Peter Saville. They absolutely loved it and with several students interested in a career in the field of graphic design, the event was really inspirational and gave them all a wealth of ideas.

Roche Court Sculpture Park

Sophie Bellars – Teacher of Art

On Thursday Year 12 Art and Photography students were invited to Roche Court Sculpture Park to take part in the ARTiculation Discovery Day that aims to help develop critical analysis, research and public speaking skills. We enjoyed a full day of working collaboratively, getting up close and personal with some fantastic sculptures and growing in confidence when talking about art.

Last year Fine Art student Scarlett Allen won second prize at the national competition, held at the National Gallery, London and we hope there may be a new finalist in our midst. 

Student Enrichment

Baking club was relaunched today with Brownies! Here are the efforts from Chloe, Alida and Alana!