Weekly College Update

Friday 26 May 2023

This week has been dominated by exams and I would like to thank all those students who have turned up for their exams on time and have conducted themselves maturely. There have been a couple of instances where students have been late and I would like to urge them to make sure they set their alarms, take an earlier bus and get to college at least half an hour before the start of their exam. All students can take advantage of the free breakfast which we are providing throughout the exam period therefore why not get to college at 8am and avoid the stress of rushing to your exams? 

I would like to remind everyone that support is available from the team in college if exam stress is affecting your wellbeing. Please click here for some really useful advice on how to prepare for exams.

This link is also excellent and focused on tips for coping with stress: https://www.themix.org.uk/work-and-study/study-and-exam-tips/exam-stress-1241.html

If you go to https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/students/exams-2/ you will find the S6C Exam Handbook and revision guide, along with all the information you need from the Joint Council for Qualifications. Please read everything carefully so that you are fully prepared for your exams.

Please click here for the 2023 A Level and AS Level exam timetable. 

Please click here for the year 12 mock exams timetable which start on Monday 19 June. 

I hope you all have a restful half term.



Image: Curation Project with Salisbury Museum

Football Academy Trials

Adam Jones – Director of Sport

If your child has applied for S6C next year, they may be interested in joining our Football Academy run by Bournemouth FC. This is a new initiative which is super exciting! Run by Bournemouth FC Academy coaches, students will have access to professional coaching three times a week. The first team will be competing in the EFL league, playing other colleges which are affiliated with professional football clubs. 

Friday 09 June and 07 July at 6 – 7.30pm we are holding trials for any student who wants to be part of the Football Academy. There are 18 places available in the Bournemouth FC squad (first team).

If you are not selected from the trials, you can still impress the coaches in time and be promoted up to the first team. In addition there will still be an S6C team which will be run as part of the Football Academy, just not by Bournemouth FC.    

Friday 09 June will be the first stage of the selection process for the first team squad. The trial will be held at the impressive new FA facility at Ringwood Community Hub. Please see flyer for full address. This is where we will play our home games. 

Please register your interest with Head of Academy Ben Cooper, by sending him an email at ben.cooper@afcb.co.uk

It is imperative you attend the trials to secure a place in the Bournemouth FC S6C first team. 

Any questions please direct them to myself, Adam Jones, Director of Sport at ajones@wyvernsteds.org

Life Skills

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead

In Life Skills, Year 13 have finished the year by Looking Ahead, covering topics such as how to revise,  living away from home, grief and bereavement, and how to access mental health support through their exams and beyond. They have had their last tutor session but we have reminded them that they must keep their notifications on until Results Day as we may need to get messages to them and will be sending important notices about how to get their results. We have also reminded them that pastoral support, careers support, and safeguarding, are all available to them for the remainder of the year.

Year 12 have been working on the Skills for Life part of their pathway – with sessions on personal finance, bank accounts/overdrafts etc, work experience planning and research. There will be a session on avoiding scams, followed by how to be a safe driver and passenger.

We have shared a lot of information with both year groups on how to manage stress – especially if it is caused by exam and study pressures. Pressure in itself can help productivity – but we all need to manage our stress levels to avoid this building into anxiety. If anyone is struggling, please do get in touch with us, as well as visiting the GP, as we can refer to a number of external agencies as well as offering guided self help support and sharing resources.