Prom photos

If your prom photo was on the display on the sixth form coridor and you would like to have it, please come along to the library and see me.


Mrs B

Yr 12 Photography

Apologies I won't be in for our lesson on Thursday Pds 3&4 this week and Tuesday Pds 1&2 next week; please continue with your Independent Project. See Mr Hicks if you need any help or email me.
Mrs Nelson

Higher Education Convention - sign up now!

A visit to the Cardiff Higher Education convention is running on  Monday19th March.   The convention  attracts over 300 universities, colleges and organisations who exhibit at the event, aimimg to inform you of your future options.  The convention is free of charge to attend and you will travel to and from the event by coach. 
We will leave school at approximately 11.30am and return by the end of the school day.  50 places are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please add your name to the list on the library counter if you would like to come. 
This is a brilliant opportunity to research your future choices, so don't miss out - even if you aren't sure about carrying on with Higher Education it is really important that you attend.

Mrs Nelson

Year 13 - Message from Miss Squires

The following have been entered for Problem Solving and Working with Others:

Alisha Williams
Holly Goldsworthy
Lauren Hale
Alice Courtney
Laura Thompson
Chantelle Thomas
Nicole Cloud
Cerys Francis
Jonathan Lampitt
Emily Merry
Samantha Elliott
Elliott hARDEE
Ross Ward

It is essential that all of the above attend a generic feedback session either Tuesday 24th Jan 2012 at 3PM in C113 or Wednesday 25th Jan at 3pm in C113. None of the folders are solid passes and all amendments need to be made by half term at the very latest.

Miss Squires

Important info about lessons at Coleg Gwent on 25th January

There will be an internal review day at Coleg Gwent next Wednesday 25th Jan which will mean that no A2(year 13) classes will take place at the college on that day. AS(year 12) will go ahead as usual though.

Not going to university?

Please see details below about an opportunity to attend a school leaver programme. If you are interested please see Mrs Nelson for further details.

With the rise in tuition fees and an increase in competition for university places, many students will be looking at alternatives to higher education, including going straight into work. There are many employers who can offer students the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, support them whilst they move from school to the world of work, offer them additional qualifications which will help them in the future and pay a competitive salary. Pure Potential has brought some of these employers to meet bright, talented students who are interested in school leaver programmes.

Students will have the opportunity to:

• Find out about the benefits of school leaver programmes

• Practise their interview and networking skills with our communications expert

• Learn how write an outstanding CV and covering letter

• Excel at competency questions

• Meet a leading firm that offers a school leaver programme

Industry Taster

Representatives from the accountancy, financial services, investment banking and retail industries will be present. Students will have the chance to choose one of these sectors and attend an interactive workshop which will tell them about their industry, what their school leaver programme involves, their entry requirements, the financial benefits and the qualifications they could gain. This is a great opportunity for students to explore their future options whilst giving them a valuable experience to put on their CV.

Event Information

Date: Wednesday, 15th February 2012

Venue: Holloway Road, London

Timings: Choice of 09.00 – 12.30 or 13.30 – 17.00

A full timetable will be sent once we have confirmed student places


In order to apply for the event, students must:

• Attend a state school or college

• Be predicted a minimum of 280 UCAS points

• Be interested in hearing about school leaver programmes in accountancy, financial services, investment banking or retail

Aimee Whitehead & Alice Elliott

Hi both

Please return your permission slips for the Science Live event at Cardiff university on March 8th as soon as possible.  Slips can be returned to the Learning Resource Centre.


Mrs B

Year 12 Health and Social Care

As Miss Squires is absent today, the Year 12 Health and Social Care lesson won't take place lesson 5 today.  Please carry on working independently on the work you will be emailed by Mrs Scott.

January 2012 NEWSLETTER

Careers Mail : a new year and a new look
Welcome to our New Year's newsletter. We hope you like our new look and more importantly, continue to find Careersbox useful.

National Apprenticeship Week 2012
Monday 6th to Friday 10th February is this year's Apprenticeship Week
National Apprenticeship Week is the time when all eyes are on Apprenticeships and it’s all about raising the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. To help you give your careers seekers a better understanding of what apprenticeships are, watch our 'Understanding Apprenticeships' film and you can also find out more about National Apprenticeship Week.

National Careers Week 2012
Monday 5th to Friday 9th March
National Careers Week 2012 is a week long celebration of careers education, advice and guidance. Schools, Colleges and employers across the UK are arranging events and activities during the week and there will also be a free ICG event at Wembley Stadium.

By visiting you can download the official NCW poster, get involved on the Twitter forum, access a host of free careers resources and sign up to receive free NCW updates.

A message from Lancaster university for Year 12 students

If you are interested in either of these visits, please see me (Mrs B in the Library)for an application form.
Here at Lancaster University we are always looking to offer exciting activities to encourage students to progress on to Higher Education. I am writing to let you know about the great FREE Residentials we will be running in 2012 for students from schools and colleges across the UK.

We are organising two exciting University Residential Visits which I hope will be of interested to your students:

Science, Technology, Medicine and Maths - Lancaster University 26 – 29 March 2012
Subjects to include Bio-Medicine; Computing; Environmental Science; Maths & Statistics; Medicine and Biology

Social Sciences and Management - Lancaster University 10 – 13 July 2012 July 10th – 13th July 2012
Subjects to include Economics; Law & Criminology; Management Science; Politics, Sociology and Strategic Management

Both Residentials will offer students an ideal opportunity to spend four days here on campus studying their chosen subject at a top 10 UK University. The residentials are FREE for students who meet our widening participation criteria and who you believe would benefit from the intensive introduction to academic life at Lancaster.

To qualify students must be:

- A Year 12 student or equivalent
- Taking a level 3 qualification

They must also be either:

- Part of the ‘Aim Higher cohort’ as was at school/college – to be confirmed by school/college
- First in the family to enter HE (All those students whose parents did not attend full time University from 18)

- A looked after child
- Have a disability

To book a place on our residential students must complete a booking form and return this to the following address:

Widening Participation
UK Student Recruitment & Outreach
University House
Lancaster University

Year 13 Applied Science (RWO)

Hi all

Follow the link and set up the experiment:

White Light
Half CO2

Count the bubbles produced in 1 minute.

Increase the light intensitiy, repeat the experiment.

Bubbles vs Light intensity

Plot intensity (x), bubbles (y)

This is for P1 / P2 Monday

Year 12 Summer School

Are you hoping to go to university in 2013?
Will you be the first member of your close family to go to university?
Do you have at least 5 A/A* at GCSE?

The Sutton Trust offers students who meet the conditions above the opportunity to attend a free summer school at a top university.

To find out more and apply, go to

Summer school runs for 5 days and will give you invaluable experience of university life and help you gain a place at a great university.

It's your future, so aim high!

Applied Science - Year 12

Hi all

Here is the SOP template for today's lesson:  SOP-Template

Please hand this back to GPG by the end of Wednesday.

Year 12 Time to Plan!

If you are currently in Year 12 and thinking about applying to university after Year 13, it's time to start doing your research.
University prospectuses are kept in the school Learning Resource Centre and there is plenty of information online - just see me and I'll help you get started!
It is really important that you start your research now and one of the first things you can do is go along to university open days to see places for yourself and talk to course tutors.
Open Day details can be found at
Places often need to be booked in advance, so don't delay!
I know it feels early to be thinking about life after school but it really isn't as your application will need to be completed during the first few weeks of Year 13 - it's your future so don't miss out!

Mrs B