Biology – Dissecting LocustFuture entomologists in training during year 12 Biology this week. As part of the A level biology course the students carry out a number of Core Practical activities. This allows the students to develop and improve their skills. The activity being carried out here is the dissection of a locust in order to explore the structure of an insects gas exchange system. The students were guided through the ethical issues that can arise while carrying out dissection prior to this activity. They were able to identify all of the key structures within the locust and link these to the function of them.
Applying for University: UCAS & Apprenticeship process launching soon
Further to our recent letter informing you of the launch of our exciting "Enrichment" programme for year 12 students on the 4th May 2021. There is more happening in 6th form that we want you be kept in the loop about.
What is happening?
The "Applying for University: UCAS & Apprenticeship process" will begin shortly - during the month of May.
Mrs Dudbridge will be issuing the parental guidance for UCAS in due course, which will provide much more information about how to support your child when applying for university and hopefully help answer any questions about this exciting but nervous process as students begin to consider the next stage in their lives. We have also started to fill our information area with lots of interesting university prospectuses – these can be found in the 6th form study area.
Please also follow the link here to the UCAS page which offers answers about the next steps : https://www.ucas.com/what-are-my-options
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the 6th form team.
Uk University and apprenticeship Virtual Fair – supporting our students in thinking about their future
The event for students in Years 13, 12 and 11, will feature over 100 exhibitors and a range of vital webinars. We have also now added an exciting new feature which enables users to view virtual tours of university campuses. Exhibitors will include the universities' of Oxford, Cambridge, Kings, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Kent, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Queen Mary, Leicester, Liverpool, Southampton, Sheffield, Surrey, Warwick and York, as well as the National Apprenticeships Service. See our list of the exhibitors and webinars at: https://ukunisearch.vfairs.com/
Fancy some work experience?
Here is some more really exciting news about a brand new Law Virtual Work Experience program taking place during the Easter Holidays with Browne Jacobson. As many of you will know finding law work experience is really hard to come by so I'm hoping this opportunity is welcome.
Browne Jacobson are a top 50 law firm with offices all over the UK and revenues of £50million. These two days in the Easter Holidays are going to provide students with a really great insight into how a law firm works and makes money, the different departments they have, and an opportunity to talk with lots of different solicitors.
Law Virtual Work Experience:
- Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th April, 9am - 4pm each day
- Partner welcome talk
- An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
- Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law
- Workshops & interactive sessions
- Open to all Y11, S4, Y12 / S5, Y13 / S6 & Y14 students
UCC Virtual Open Events 2020-21.
Exclusive opportunity to speak to course tutors and learn all about the degrees on offer from the comfort of your home!
When are the events?
Events will take place throughout the year, Next event is…..
How the events will work?
When you book your place you’ll be asked to select a subject.
Further details sent after place is booked.
What else has been on offer from the 6th form team?
Here is a short review on previous events we have offered to students – please support us and encourage your son or daughter to register or take up these opportunities.
Students were given the chance to apply to summer school with UCL.
What is it?
Every year UCL run a series of Summer Schools in partnership with the Sutton Trust. They have a wide range of subjects to choose from, designed to give students a taste of studying at University.
Students were also invited by the University of Lincoln to an insightful session into potential Maths and Physics Careers This is a great thing to add to CV’s, Personal statements and application forms.
Can we ask of you?
Please continue to keep an eye out for superb enrichment and aspiration opportunities and continue to encourage your son or daughter to look on their year steam Google Classroom.
If they or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the 6th form team.
- Mrs Reeves – SLT link
- Mrs Dudbridge – Achievement Team Leader Years 12 and 13
- Mrs Sear – Pastoral year team Years 12 and 13.
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.
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:
- 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.
- Monday - Biology and Chemistry
- Wednesday - Drama and English
- Friday - History and Geography
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.