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|Welcome to the final SFH6 newsletter of the year:|
|Our Newsletter this half term has been written, edited and designed by two Year 12 students as part of their work experience. Well done to Lewan Ghafoor and Amie Commins for finding the stories, taking the photos and learning to use Dreamweaver! Over to you.......|
|The academic year:|
Year 12 have been engaged in a wide range of activities designed to help them find out more about their options after 6th form. The activities have included been designed to help students applying to University as well as those thinking of moving into higher level apprenticeships. Students have taken part in workshops on writing personal statements, student life, finance and apprenticeships as well as visits to Kent University and Greenwich University. On 22nd June Y12 attended the UCAS Convention at Greenwich University where students were able to speak to a very wide range of universities represented as well as attending seminars. We were pleased to see so many parents at our UCAS evening in June and we hope that this helped everyone to feel better able to support their sons and daughters. Of course if you would like further information on the UCAS application process please contact us via email and have a look at our resources on the website http://www.sfh6.org/110/university-in-2017
The Oxbridge Application Workshop
We were delighted to welcome over 250 Year 11 students to our 6th form Bridging week at the end of June. The week was designed to help prepare students for life in the 6th form and to help students get ready for the academic challenges ahead. To this end students have been given transition assignments for each of their subjects to complete over the summer. We had fun meeting everyone and teachers were very impressed with the attitude and enthusiasm of students. Here are some of students in action.
Click on the link below to access the Transition Materials and Assignments to complete over the summer
Y12 Enrolment is on GCSE results day – August 25th from 9am at SYD and 10am at FH. External students enrol from 1pm - 4pm at Sydenham School
|A Level Art trip to Berlin|
One of our Art History students, Cree Taylor-Mason described the trip as being “full of bants” (there were educational aspects too, of course).
Trip to Kent University
|As part of UCAS week, Year 12s were lucky enough to visit Kent University's Canterbury Campus and explore the grounds of the world famous international University. We were able to explore the campus with help from student guides from the university. We were able to ask questions about life at university, to grasp a greater understanding along with a picture of this particualr lifestyle and the benefits of studying away from home. Following the tour we were able to visit the idylic Canterbury city, visiting old fashinoned sweet shops and book shops that would suit our fancies whilst studying at kent, if we chose to do so of course. Overall, the trip was a brilliant way to begin the last part of the academic year. it was definietly refreshing after months of preparation for our AS exams!|
|Duke of Edinburgh|
8 of our year 12 pupils have been working towards their silver D of E award. There were numerous expeditions such as the one to South Downs which took place at the end of June. There were many hills which made the walking even more of a challenge as they climbed the height of Snowdon on the first day. They had to be completely self-sufficient by cooking their meals for the 3 days. Although most did this well, they realied that they would have to improve the types of foods they bring to their assessed expedition to make sure they get enough calories and all have enough food. On the second night they were allowed a camp fire as it was their practice expedition. The students enjoyed a hardworking and rewarding trip and felt accomplished in doing so.
Mrs Molligoda - Subject Leader of PE
The Camp Fire
This opportunity gives students the chance to gain the experience which many employers amd universities appreciate. The more experience students have, the better the chance of getting employment in the future, not to mention a good university place.
We are deighted that 7 Physics students were awarded professional work experience placements with Mace at Chelsea Barracks in London. The students are Thomas Lupton, Tore-Andre Shortridge, Luca Filip, Anwar El-Mauly, Santiago Velez-Salazar, Florence Wiliams and Ayaanie Omar.
Y12 students have been preparing to secure placements for their chosen work experience since November. Unlike the Year 10 work experience they had done previously, we are aiming to secure placements that were more specifically suited to our future career choices. Students got work in places such as hospitals, schools, offices and law firms
|Science Success for Kate Alston|
We are delighted to announce that Kate Alston, one of our year 12 STEM students, was awarded the Schools Physicist of The Year Award! She collected this award at Queen Mary University surrounded by her proud parents and teacher as you can see! Kate recevied this thanks to the immense hard work and energy that she has put in to her A Level Physics this year. A Level Physics is very challenging and it is sometimes easy to feel defeated by questions and probems. Kate's success in Physics has really come down to her fantaswtic probem solving skills she has developed, which with her determination, allows her to work towards succesful solutions.This is an Outstanding achievement for Kate and will definately make her stand out in her university applications. Congratulations Kate!
|The Brilliant Club:|
Our third cohort of students have been selected to take part in the Brilliant Club where high achievers (including Amie) have the chance to grasp a greater understanding of academic writing in University by working with a PHD tutor in a specific subject area, from STEM to Art and Humanities. The non-profit project commenced at one of London’s Russel group universities, SOAS, where we were lucky enough to explore their famous five story library. The challenging experience consists of university style tutorials and essay writing with a final assignment that is marked according to a degree mark scheme, giving students either a 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or a 3rd. The programme will aid the process for students in state schools obtaining a place in a highly selective university, such as UCL and Cambridge.
|A Level Media
Another highlight to add to the list is the Media course that required the students to put their creative skills to the test In order to put together their very own trailer in the theme of horror. This process was a challenging but rewarding, one full of ups and downs. Students were able to borrow camera equipment and head off sight during class and in their own time to make a successful piece of work. Following the production process, we were then able to gather as a class and enjoy our peers’ final pieces.
Click below to see their final work
opportunities 2016: Student Ambassadors, The 6th Form Council and Mentoring|
|Over the past year many 6th form students have been involved in a range of leadership activities, from mentoring younger students to organising events such as the Prom and the Christmas Karaoke. We want every single member of SFH6 to develop their leadership skills and to get involved in at least 2 leadership activities over the next year so please look out for leadership opportunities in September and be prepared to get involved!|
and Enrolling into Y13:|
AS, A2 and Level 3 Vocational results will be available for students to collect on 18th August - at Sydenham between 9am and 1pm and at Forest Hill between 10am and 1pm. Good luck!
We look forward to seeing you all on results day!
|Start of term
New Year 12 - students arrive at their base school ready to start the induction programme on Thursday 8th September and timings will be given out for this on enrolment.
AS and A2 results and enrolment into Year 13
|25th August||GCSE results & Y12 Enrolment – from
9am at SYD and 10am at FH. External students enrol from 1pm - 4pm at Sydenham School|
|8th September||Y12 Induction Day 1|
|9th September||Y12 Induction Day 2 for Y12|
|9th September||Y13 Lessons Start|
|12th Sept||Y12 Lessons Start|
|19th Sept||School Deadline for Oxbridge and Medicine Applications|
|27th Sept||Y12 New Parents Meeting|
|15th October||Oxbridge and Medicine External Deadline|
|24th - 28th October||
6th Form Admin Staff - Forest Hill
Morgan Bradshaw 6th Form Administrative Assistant
6th Form Admin Staff – Sydenham
Sadia Naim 6th Form Administrative Assistant
Lesley Daniels SFH6 Federation Secretary
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