The week, Make Happen have funded an excellent opportunity for all of our Year 13 students to take part in an interactive revision skills workshop via Zoom.

Students took away from the session valuable revision techniques and understanding of why and how to study and stay motivated and on track.

One student said, ‘I really enjoyed the presenter’s enthusiasm and energy. It made the information more fun to take in.’

Another stated, “I thought this was full of useful tips on how to study and not waste time. It will help me succeed.’

As a help to our students, following on from this session we will provide everyone with a revision help pack including Post It notes, highlighters and flash cards for making excellent revision aids based on advice given in the session.

We would like to thank Make Happen for this inspiring opportunity for our students.

Well done Year 11 for participating so well during the session.

6th Form students during their free time have been working on a launch video for this festive charity event to raise funds for Great Ormand Street, Little Havens and Save the Children:

This week saw Year 11 students attend 6th form subject markets for Geography and Art Courses. Students could find out further information about the courses, progression opportunities and speak with teachers about what it is like to study these subjects at A - Level.

Helping our 6th formers become career ready by connecting students with industry leading employers.

Cecil Jones 6th form is on a mission to give our students access to the top jobs with nationally recognised employers. Opening our young people’s eyes to the possibilities ahead of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Apprenticeships, our students have an opportunity to attend the following online event:

CECIL JONES STUDENT COMPLETED VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE AND “STANDS OUT AS A NATURAL LEADER” Comments from the work experience provider “For the Cecil Jones student in particular, I was impressed by him and he stood out for me. He was the first person to ask a question, on the first call, in front of everyone (only 1 other question was asked on that call). I can see that he is a natural leader, and took on a leadership type role within his group despite not being the formal team captain. He did a great job.” What did the work experience involve?
  • Students had to create and present a pitch which encouraged 18- 24year olds to engage in a pension plan.
  • This was a team role via Teams where several work experience attendees had to meet for the first time and successfully achieve the aims of the task via a presentation.
Post 16 choices and raising aspirations – Exclusive look at studying at Cecil Jones 6th Form As well as providing further information to ensure our year 11 students are career ready, we have also completed our first of 3 weeks of “meet the Post 16” teachers. This took place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our newly refurbished sixth form study area. A list of the courses on offer can be found on the Cecil Jones Academy Website here: courses on offer – Please see link here https://www.ceciljonesacademy.net/the-sixth-form/curriculum/ This is an exclusive opportunity for Year 11 Cecil Jones students to meet subject teachers of  the many courses on offer at Cecil Jones 16th form before the public opening evening takes place virtually in December 2020. With a potential of a further seven additional courses being offered from September 2021, including BTEC Sport, Finance, Engineering. Politics, Physics, Core Maths and Spanish - this is an exciting look at the options and pathways our year 11 students can take should they stay here and attend the ever expanding 6th form. Well done to all of our year 11 students who attended these markets and asked superb questions about the subjects, examination content, resources and where it can take them. The teachers have been thrilled to continue to raise the aspirations of our students as they explore the next step in their education at Cecil Jones Academy. Next up are:
  • Monday - Biology and Chemistry
  • Wednesday - Drama and English
  • Friday - History and Geography
Here are some photos of the subjects whose markets have taken place this week:  

Reminder that the deadlines for student applications is 15th January 2021 at 6pm via UCAS.

Additional information regarding important dates is attached in the UCAS parental guide we issued to parents in September 2020.

Parents Guide to UCAS