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A Very Busy Week In The Sixth Form - Induction Week

16 July 2015 In Sixth Form News

Last week Year 11 leavers and Sixth Form applicants returned to the Academy for the 2015 Sixth Form Induction. We were also delighted to welcome back former Sixth Form students who came in to share their own experiences of Sixth Form life and where it has taken them.

 

The first day gave students the opportunity to try lessons in their proposed Sixth Form subjects. This provided them with a realistic experience of A-level and Level 3 lessons and is designed to help guide students towards the best possible choices for them to be successful.

 

Tuesday’s sessions had a specific careers focus, enabling students to learn more about academic and career routes based on A-level, Level 3 vocational and        university course selection. A series of seminars and talks were provided enabling students to access information and guidance from a wide range of local employers including Barclaycard, the University of Northampton as well as from the fields of engineering and law. In the afternoon, each student was given a mock interview by one of the employers with the additional benefit of feedback and advice.

 

Wednesday saw the annual Sixth Form Olympics hosted at Wrenn Academy. Weavers, as the previous title holders, narrowly missed out on retaining the cup for a second year, finishing a close second to Wollaston. Nevertheless, an enjoyable day was had by all with Weavers dominating in football, basketball and volleyball.

 

On Thursday there was a study-skills focus with students receiving sessions led by Mr Wallace covering note-taking, active listening and synthesis. The final challenge of the morning saw students placed in random groups to deliver a three-minute speech based on a single stimulus word; the engagement and focus the students demonstrated throughout was excellent. In the afternoon we were delighted to welcome back former students Riyah Patel (studying for a PHD in Psychology),  Puja Mulgi and Kris Ardle (studying maths at university), Perry Cayford (studying at the University of Northampton Police Officers Academy) Jamie Martin (STEM representative for Cummins Engineering) and Jack Dimmock and Ben Pegg (both enrolled on apprenticeship schemes) – to give brief talks on life after Sixth Form and to answer any questions students had. The final session on Thursday was led by David Hargreaves, former Housemaster at Westminster School who gave students a talk on educational aspiration and the mentality of the high-achieving student.

 

On Friday, a very tired student body needed to have some fun, so we concluded the week with final subject sign-up and a range of activities designed and led by the Sixth Form Leadership Team. All that remains is to wish all students well for their results in August. We look forward to welcoming you again in September.

 

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