Summer term updates 2009

Below
is a list of the main events taking place this term. Those highlighted * are
compulsory.

*19th
of June

The Annual Ethics
Conference

Dr
David Cook from Oxford
University visits us with
his team, for a day of workshops, seminars and discussions about modern ethical
issues. This is a perfect opportunity for students to shape and express their
views in an academic forum in preparation for university life. It is also an
important experience which can be mentioned in Personal Statements when
applying for jobs or higher education

*26th
of June

Trip to Leeds University

The
whole of Year 12 visit the University on its Open Day. This gives the students
further information about courses and also student life at a big city
university.

3rd
– 5th of July

The Coast to Coast Bike
Ride

A
team of students will pedal all the way from Bridlington back to Blackpool in order to raise money for Christie’s Teengage
Cancer Trust. An extremely challenging but worthwhile event. Please come along
and support the returning students on Blackpool
promenade on the afternoon of Sunday the 5th of July.

1st
of July

Lower School Fun Day

6th
Form will be asked to help with the organisation of this day as it offers
another good opportunity to support the lower school and to gain valuable
experience in team work. Lessons as normal periods 1 and 2.

6th
of July

New Year 12 Taster Day

Students,
and in particular, prefects will be asked to help with the organisation of the
day and with making the prospective Y 12s feel welcome. There will be no
lessons this day.

9th
and 10th of July

Cambridge University Visit

A
group of 25 students will visit the university and stay overnight in college
accommodation. They will look at the courses which interest them but also get
the feel for a university which is run through a college system.

*13th
of July

Visit from Newcastle University

Information,
advice and guidance about the university applications procedure. The day is run
by student ambassadors from the university and our students will be given tips
and advice on how to make their university choices and how to best prepare
their application to UCAS.

*14th
of July

UCAS Registration in
School

Students
will be shown how to create an account in order to make their university
application. (An additional session will
take place on the afternoon of Wednesday the 8th of July for those
students who are on the Iceland
trip or have an authorised absence on the 14th of July)

UCAS Workshops

Students
will look at the skills needed to research courses and to write their personal
statements.

*15th
of July

Police Workshops

A
range of sessions will be given by the police about the safety and wellbeing of
students outside of school

*16th
of July

Bowness End of Year Trip

The
whole of Year 12 are taken up to Bowness to take part in a scavenger hunt
competition where they work in team. The Form Tutors and Sixth Form Team
organise this and have a few surprises in store for the students. A positive
end to a hard year’s work.