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18 May 2015 In Sixth Form News

On Thursday, 7th May, Sixth form students, Bobbie McVey, Holley Green, Jakub Wojciechowski, Samantha Allen, Sam Garner, Vinay Mulgi and Yasmine Burton took their final journey to Warwick for this academic year. By participating in this project students were given the opportunity to undertake extended science practicals in a biology, chemistry and physics. The project concluded with a series of presentations - year 12 students presented posters and year 13 students presented projects to an audience of academics, lecturers, scientists, parents and fellow students.

Congratulations go to our own Samantha Allen who won an annual subscription to a science magazine for the ‘Best poster presentation’ on DNA Synthesis, titled, ‘Birds cannot taste – can you?  

‘The Warwick project was a thrilling experience; it gave us the opportunity to use facilities not usually presented to us and develop skills within science, possibly being beneficial to a research based university course. I would suggest to any eager science student, if they get the opportunity, to take it. You won’t regret it!’

 (Samantha Allen – AS student)

Massive well done to all the remaining students who did brilliantly, and presented very interesting topics: Holly Greene on ‘Saponification’, Jakub and Vinay on ‘Polarimetry’ and Sam and Yasmin on ‘Azo Dye Experiment.’

Bobbie on the other hand did incredibly well presenting alongside another student on a challenging physics project ‘Oscillations’ a project that she had been researching over the year. The Sixth form team would like to wish her well as she will be soon on her way to study Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.

‘The last two years of being part of the science in action project at Warwick school have been very valuable for me. I have become more skilled and more experienced in practical work and I have also deepened my knowledge in the use of mathematics for calculations in science through modelling oscillations with differential equations.’  (Bobbie McVey – Head Girl)

Lastly, our special thanks goes to Mr Mike Jenns, a lead biologist, and the backbone of this programme; his commitment to ensure that the programme was effectively supported meant that he on every Thursday would drive the group of students to Warwick and with his wealth of experience in the field of science, he was able to guide the students with their projects. We from Weavers would like to wish him a ‘very happy retirement’.  

 

 
28 April 2015 In Sixth Form News
This year CET held their first Sixth Form Public Speaking Prize, inviting students from the
Trust's sixth forms at Ash Green, Rugely, Abbeyfield and Weavers to address the
question, 'The Youth of Today Have Never Had It So Good'. Following an elimination
round the finalists and supporters gathered at the priory rooms at Coventry Cathedral
to be heard by a panel of esteemed judges including broadcaster and journalist
Miranda Sawyer as well as our Trust Director Marc Jordan. It was a pleasure to hear a
series of such opinionated, well-­‐constructed and passionate arguments addressing the
brief. Scott Poole gave a fascinating speech and was praised greatly for his charismatic
delivery and extensive and insightful research.
 
28 April 2015 In Sixth Form News
The sixth form fundraising team held a Students vs Staff charity basketball game to
raise funds for 'Mikey's War' -­‐ a charity which aims to support the funding of treatment
costs for Mikey, a student at Freemans Primary School. The team also baked a vast
array of cupcakes and provided much needed refreshments to support the event.
Special thanks goes to the students who put in an immense amount of hard work and
effort in organising and preparaing for the event.
 
28 April 2015 In Sixth Form News
Pictures from the 2014 Sixth Form Christmas Dinner held at Wellingborough Golf Club.
Students enjoyed a fantastic meal, disco and each took home a present from Santa!
 
28 April 2015 In Sixth Form News
Each week sixth form students are given a 'collective' challenge to prepare them for the
outside world. These range from a weekly news quiz to challenges that encourage
students to learn a new skill in a week. The pictures below are from the 'Bring Sally Up -­‐
Push Up Challenge'. The latest challenge for the forms is to create a film highlighting
methods of making the internet more secure.
 
28 April 2015 In Sixth Form News
Sixth form Physics students had the privilege of visiting the Large Hadron Collider at
Cern in Switzerland.
 
28 July 2014 In Sixth Form News
Weavers hosted the 2014 Sixth Form Olympics and were delighted to welcome students
from our neighbouring schools -­‐ Wrenn, Wollaston and Sir Christopher Hatton. Weavers
were crowned winners following a wide range of competitive but good-­‐natured
events. Special credit goes to the Sixth Form Leadership Team who once again did the
Academy proud by doing such an excellent job of hosting and organising the event. We
look forward to the next instalment due to be held at Wrenn in July 2015.
 
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