PH6 News 11 March 2022
Some news from our Sixth Form.
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After the success of the foodbank collections and with so much uncertainty on the continent we are looking to support the Ukrainian crisis through tutor group box drops, organised by the senior student team, please do support this effort as much as possible.
Common Room Development
We have exciting developments within the common room with Mollie, Freya and Isabella taking the lead in developing a purposeful space for you to use, please email PH6@parkhouseschool.org or speak to the girls if you have anything further to add.
Year 13 Focus
Leavers photos will be taking place on Thursday 17 March 2022. These will take place in the Main Hall during tutor time and periods 1 and 2 - please ensure you are in school are photo ready.
With the deadline opening shortly the University of Reading are providing an excellent talk open to both parents and students on supporting with making the student finance application, please use the link below to register for this talk on Tuesday 15 March 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Applying to student finance – Delivered by the University of Reading
Student Finance applications for new students starting university in Autumn 2022 typically open in March. The deadline is usually the end of May, so you have a short window to apply. Did you know, every year over 50% of applications to student finance are received late? This can cause serious delays to you receiving your money and can impact your first term at university. Join us to get prepared and ensure you apply on time! Even if you aren't going to university this year, this webinar will give you useful information to help you prepare for when you do go.
We will cover:
Costs of going to university
What funding is available
Scholarships & bursaries
How to apply
Several students had careers meetings before Christmas but if you missed these or if you still feel you are unsure of your next steps, please speak to you tutor during your next one-to-one.
Year 12 Focus
UCAS Exhibition Trip, Tuesday 15 March
Due to increase demand we have significantly increased the number of places available, please log onto payment360 to make the £20 payment for the trip.
We will be running an trip to the UCAS London Exhibition, this event is held at the Excel centre and will allow you to speak course experts from both university and apprentices, get involved in workshops whilst meeting over 100 universities, conservatories, employers and colleges from University of Oxford to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
This is a unique opportunity to talk to so many higher education providers, talk with students, admissions & course tutors. UCAS clinics focused on applications and personal statements. As well as advice on how to fine the right course for you.
Please ensure you have completed the destinations questionnaire below. This will really help support you moving forward:
Lots of you are already thinking about where you’ll go once you’ve finished next summer, for those interested in University study please see the list of open days which may help you plan and inform, lots of institutions will offer virtual open days which can be view at any time.
Last month you had the opportunity to investigate and sign up to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), these MOOCs allow you to push yourself beyond your subject and into areas that may also interest you. Keep your tutor updated with your progress as you continue through this term.
We are looking to further build with the wider community, we’d like to open up our assemblies and offers to parents and carers. If you feel you have an opportunity to share with our 6th formers please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below opportunities to enhance both your educational offer and employability, the information below will also be posted in the common room for you to link with. Don’t dismiss an opportunity because you’d not considered applying for that university/apprenticeship, think about developing your skills as both a person and a student.
Opportunities to enhance your skills in AI in Green Engineering, Careers in Nanotechnology, AI in Chemistry, AI in Astrophysics, AI in Aerospace Engineering:
There is funding available for these courses (criteria dependant), please see Mrs Rowland for more information.
Podcasts from the university of Oxford
University of Birmingham taster lectures/wider interest
Masterclasses from the university of Cambridge
Nuffield research placement
Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and delivered by STEM Learning. They are engaging, hands-on research projects, where students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals to
Develop subject understanding alongside research and quantitative skills to expand career prospects.
Enhance UCAS personal statements and applications to university. An independent evaluation has shown Nuffield Research Placements increase access to university courses in STEM subjects.
Learn more about higher education and different career paths.
Medicine & Biomedical Opportunity
Interested in studying medicine or biomedical studies please see the link below for an upcoming opportunity.
Sixth Form Football
It’s been a season of mostly tight games with a bag of mixed results for the Sixth form football team this year. We started off with a loss in the county cup to a very evenly matched Forest side.
A late goal clinched the tie going down one nil. Our next fixture we went down the road to our neighbour St Bart’s. A tough start to the game conceding early but we eventually grew into the game and start creating some chances in the later stages of the first half. We then got our equaliser early in the second half and went on in search of a winner. We won a late free kick and with an excellent delivery we manage to sneak a winner in at the far post to win the game 2-1.
Our next game was a home fixture against the Downs which was another tight affair which we lost 1 nil and then we travelled to JMA where we were comfortably beaten. We have one final game against Kennet with the hope to finish the season on a high.