Two weeks have passed since students experienced school closure and perhaps some new routines are beginning to settle in. Although it’s sad that school ended the way it did across the nation (and almost everywhere, overseas, too), the priority is keeping safe, staying at home and protecting the NHS, so it can cope with the numbers requiring treatment.
We are still waiting for further guidance from the Government and exam boards about what data they require to 'calculate' your A Level and BTEC grades. Please do not contact your subject teachers directly about projected grades.
Please make sure that you check in with your Tutor at least once per week by replying to their e-mail and let them how you are getting on. Remember, that this is also new to teachers, therefore, if you are struggling, let them know.
It has been fantastic to hear how some students have started to prepare for their undergraduate studies with some pre-reading and other students have taken this time to really explore different pathways available to them. For virtual Work Experience visit www.insidesherpa.com.
Whilst it is important to ensure that you complete your A Level and BTEC studies, it is also necessary to take some time for yourself. Please read the articles in this newsletter and accept Mrs Sharp's challenge.
Happy Easter from the Sixth Form Team!
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers!
Starting Friday 3rd April, he’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!
It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend!
First up, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! Follow this link:
To Firm & Insure your university's offers, the original deadline of 5th May has been extended by two weeks to the new deadline of 19th May. This will give you more time to consider all your options and information available.
Many universities are now hosting a series of live link ups and a variety of other ways to keep in touch and support their prospective students. This includes support on a variety of topics and providing study techniques and activities to help applicants prepare for University. Please visit your intended university websites and explore all the fantastic resources available to you.
You might not have applied to university but have now changed your mind. It isn’t too late. If you want to discuss submitting an application, please e-mail email@example.com
Free one to one coaching for students who are applying for Apprenticeships
John Taylor High School has worked with a company called ‘Young Professionals’ for the past few years and they have offered our students the opportunity to receive online one-to-one coaching on the application process. This will involve an hour spent with an expert in this field over a Zoom / Skype call.
- Online Digital Interviews
- Applications to work experience and apprenticeship opportunities
- Mock psychometric testing
- Assessment centre preparations
The Young Professionals company represent many big companies including; PwC, EY, IBM, Capgemini, Lloyds Bank, Travis Perkins and many others!
All students have access to Office 365, therefore, they will be able to download Skype or use Zoom for this. Please direct them to the Office 365 home page.
To book please email Dan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with a date and time so that he can issue students with an appointment. Please can you ask students to also add email@example.com as a CC so that the sixth form team can monitor the use of this service.
Other resources to support Apprenticeship applications:
www.unifrog.co.uk - Remember you can search apprenticeship opportunities across the UK as well as visit the 'How to' library for support on applications and interview preparations.
Assessment_centre_guide.pdf- This is a really detailed guide to what to expect on an Assessment Day.
This website has been co-funded by the NHS and set up by a group of people who are wanting to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the activities include creating your own wellbeing plan. There are templates and ideas to support you.
Please see below for some useful links from DWP contacts, some you may already have seen some of them, but just in case I hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you, particularly the bottom link from Young Minds with advice for Young people about managing their own wellbeing at this time.
If you need support with staying safe online, remember your teachers are here to support you via email. If you need further advice please have a look at these helpful resources to support you with internet safety.