Higher Education talk - today at 1.40 in B1:13

Year 13 WBQ ESW/KS

Please follow the link below for information on your WBQ qualification:

Higher Education talk - tomorrow Thursday 29 March

Sarah Watkins from Glamorgan University will be giving her second Higher Education talk tomorrow, Thursday 29 March at 1.40pm. Please make every effort to attend.  Room details to follow!

Year 13 Student finance information

Here is some info from Student Finance Wales:
Applications for student finance, for courses starting after 1 September 2012, are now available.
We're encouraging all students not to delay and ensure their funding is ready for the start of their course by applying online now.
Applications & evidence from new students, applying for the first time, should be submitted by 4th May 2012.

More info can be found at

After school WBQ catch up

I am unable to make the after school WBQ catch up lesson on the 4th April. However, the library is still open for those who wish to complete the work independently.
Apologies to those who have received letters requesting attendance to this session. The session on 28th March is still going ahead and another session will be arranged after Easter.

Year 13 KS Feedback Cancelled!

Hi all

Apologies I have to cancel feedback on Tuesday 27th March.
I will rearrange for after Easter. In the meantime can you please ensure your folders meet the requirements clearly laid out in the ESW Level 3 Logbook. This can be found in the shared area in KS5 WBQ & KS Folder
All spelling and grammar should be 100% accurate. The two reading documents must be over 1000 words on the same subject and the Writing documents must be two different styles on two different topics.



University offers and your replies

If ALL your university choices have
made a decision by...                                                         YOU need to reply by..
31 March 2012
9 May 2012
10 May 2012
7 June 2012
8 June 2012
28 June 2012
19 July 2012
26 July 2012

Student Finance Information

For students applying for student finance for 2012 entry to university, the following dates apply for submitting applications for finance:

Student Finance Wales will be available to accept applications from the evening of 21st March until the deadline on 4th May.
Go to:

Deloitte School Leavers Programme

About Deloitte
As one of the world’s leading providers of professional services, here in the UK, we have more than 13,000 people offering advice and services across audit, tax, consulting, corporate finance and technology.
Our programmeOur School Leavers programme has been specially created for people who are leaving school with a strong interest in business and finance. By joining Deloitte, you can immerse yourself in the world of work, develop valuable skills and receive the kind of support you’d normally only expect from a graduate scheme.
You’ll gain hands-on experience of projects in our Audit, Tax or Corporate Finance teams, have excellent training opportunities and the chance to study for professional qualifications which are recognised right across the business world.
Attractive core benefits include a competitive salary, a £1,000 interest-free loan when you join, 25 days’ holiday a year, membership of a pension scheme and a free mobile.
Who are we looking for?
As a school leaver looking to work in Audit, Corporate Finance or Tax, you’ll need GCSE Maths at grade B or above and English at grade C. It’s also important that you have a predicted 300 UCAS points at A-level (excluding General Studies) for Audit and Tax or 320 points if you’re interested in Corporate Finance.
Join the team
To apply – and for more detailed information – please visit
There is no closing date for applications, but places are limited so we’d encourage you to apply as early as possible.

It’s your future. How far will you take it?

Year 12 Applied Science

Helicopters from yesterday ---

1) Design a helicopter that falls the slowest  -- what are the measurements (wing length / span  and foot)

2) Research "design of experiments" and "response surface"
3) Check out:
4) Check out:

Failing all that -- most of you have the report on "reaction rates and game playing" to hand in.

Failing that, I am sure that there is outstanding assignments for RWo and RLL.



Engineering Education Scheme

Headstart Cymru offers Year 12 students the chance to spend 3 days at a Welsh university prior to making their UCAS application. The scheme is aimed at students currently studying Maths, Science, Engineering or Technology subjects.  More detail can be found at
There are a number of courses available, including one at the University of Wales, Newport between 9-11th July for those interested in teacher training for Maths, Physics or Design Technology.

Year 12 and Year 13 WBQ

Year 12 WBQ

If you have not completed Problem Solving or Working With Others you are expected to attend catch up classes after school on Wednesday 28th March and Wednesday 4th April. These folders must be submitted and at a pass by the Easter holidays.

Year 13 WBQ

All those who submitted a Communication folder, could you please come to my room on Tuesday 27th March at 3pm to receive generic feedback. If you are unable to attend please ensure someone gets the information for you.


US Summer School 2012

US Summer School for State School Students

For the first time ever, Pure Potential have teamed up with the Sutton Trust and the US-UK Fulbright Commission to run an exciting new Summer School programme for bright state school students who are interested in US study. The initiative aims to widen the pool of talented UK youngsters studying in America, so that the brightest can take advantage of the incredible opportunities on offer over the Atlantic.

The programme is centred around a one-week summer school hosted by Yale University, where 64 students will have the opportunity to experience student life at a top US institution. Students will also attend two residential trips in London, both before and after the week in Yale to support them in making a high quality application to the US.

All costs – including travel and accommodation – for the programme will be met by the Sutton Trust.

The scheme is aimed at bright, committed young people who are seriously interested in studying in the US. We will be looking for candidates who meet the below criteria.

• Are in Year 12 in state schools or colleges
• Have achieved 8 or more A* or A grades at GCSE or equivalent
• Are from non-privileged homes with combined household incomes below £40,000 a year
• Have a strong reference from a teacher or advisor
• Hold UK citizenship

Application and deadline

Students will need to complete an online application form which must be supported by a teacher reference. The deadline for all student applications is Monday, 16th April. Further details about the application process, as well as the programme can be found on the Sutton Trust website:

You should have received a letter about the US Summer School programme and some promotional material in the post a few weeks ago. If you have not yet received this, or would like extra promotional material, please email with your full name, school and postal address.

Kind regards,

Binda Bhudia
Pure Potential

St Joseph's High School- Monday 19th March

Please note there will be no lessons Pds 3 and 4 on Monday 19th March at St Joseph's School as there will be a Mass held for all students for St Joseph's Day.
Mrs Nelson

UWN Heritage Trip

Please find details below of the UWN Welsh Heritage trip.  If interested, please collect an itinerary and permission letter from the LRC by 3.00pm Monday 19th March.

This  heritage  trail  will  take  students,  supported  by  academic  staff, historians, community development staff and trainee teachers to  North Wales.  The heritage trail will involve a visit to three  of  the World Heritage Sites in Wales: the  Aqueduct  in  Llangollen,  Conway  Castle, and it will finish at the third World Heritage site in Blaenavon.  The trail will also include a trip, by train, up Snowdon.   The trail is project funded and all  aspects  of  accommodation  (we  will  be  staying  in  either  hostels  or  hotels)  transport  and  food  are  covered  and  as  such  there will be  no  cost  for  participants.
This  trip  will  be  leaving the University’s, Caerleon Campus on  the  29th  of  March  and  coming  back  on  the  1st  of  April.   This  heritage  trail  will  be  of  particular interest  to  those  studying  the  Wales,  Europe  and  the  World  aspect  of  the  Welsh  Baccalaureate. 
We  are  looking  for  two  students  per  6th form,  meaning  that  a  reserve  list  for  the  final  two  places  will  be  made  where  applicable.  These final two places will  be  drawn  from  a hat.  Ideally,  the  students  who  are  considered  for  this  project  will  have  a  good  record  of  behaviour  and  will  be  keen  and  willing  to  explore  heritage  in  the  field. 

Law Taster Day

University of Glamorgan
Thursday 5th April 2012

This event is aimed at Year 12 students (or equivalent). It will give students a taste of what it is like to study law at university. The day will feature interactive sessions that will encourage participants to be creative in applying the law to real-life, practical problems. Please note that places on this event are limited. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  
If interested please give your name to Mrs Brockley by Monday 19th March.

Higher Education Convention Monday March 19th

Students need to meet at the front of the school at 11.15 on Monday.  You must wear full school uniform and remember to pick up your lunch at breaktime or bring a packed lunch from home.  We will return to school by 3.00pm

Yr 13 Applied Science

Mr Gilchrist will be absent until Monday, all students need to complete Unit 23 and any work that is unfinished for Mr Llewellyn and Mr Thomas.
Mrs Nelson

Academic Review Day Thursday 15th March

There will be no lessons for Year 12 & 13 on Thursday 15th March. This applies to all of the collaboration schools, including any lessons you normally attend at Newport High. This is because of Academic Review Day. All lessons will run as normal on Friday.

Higher Education Convention Monday 19th March

Below is the list of students attending the Higher Education Convention at Cardiff Metropolitan University on Monday 19th March.  Details of coach times, etc to follow.  Any problems, please see me as soon as possible.

Mrs Brockley

Abbas, Azeem
Barne, Emma
Barnett, Josh
Barry, Kayleigh
Butcher, Jamie-Leigh
Casey, Halie
Clayden-Wall, Joseph
Cole, Shaunna
Crowley, Sarah
Davies, Amy
Davies, Chantelle
Demjanovic, Marcel
Edwards, Naomi
Elliott, Alice
Frost, Ashley
Johnson, Chloe
Johnson, Lauren
Leighton, Alex
Lewis, Jordan
Lingard, Connor
Mansfield, Lisa
Maybry, Kristoffer
McCarthy, Jacob
Middleton, Leah
Nash, James
Perkins, Kieren
Poore, Sarah
Pritchard, Alice
Probert, Kayleigh
Redman, Alicia
Richards, Chelsea
Rogers, Kacey
 Salamanca-Robins, Xantia
Sargent, Jamie-Leigh
Shafiq, Farhana
Smith, Chloe
Smith, Nathan
Spellman, Karla
Warman, Ceri
Whitehead, Aimee
Windsor, Rebekah

Common Room Closed

The sixth form common room and the LRC will be closed all day on Tuesday 13th March as an Exam and Revision Conference will be taking place.

Glam InSight

Welcome to Glam InSight

We are a group of university students who would love to share our student lives with you and give you an insight into university life. Read our blogs and discover what it is like to be a student at Glamorgan - simply click on our faces on the website If you want to find out more - get in touch!

Change of venue

Please note that the talk by Sarah Watkins from Glamorgan University, 'Why Higher Education?' will now take place in Room B1:13 Period 5 tomorrow, Thursday 8th March  

Student Research Group

Mrs Davies is looking for a team of students to undertake some research in school on 2 topics: Extra curricular activities and Eco-school issues.
She will set you some tasks or questions eg 'What can we do to improve eco-awareness in school?' or 'What sort of extra-curricular activities would encourage more students to stay after school?' and then you will do some research around the school and present your findings to the Senior Leadership Team.

Interetsed? Email me back and I will get a group together.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Miss Parkhouse

University of Glamorgan talk - tomorrow Period 5

The University of Glamorgan is visiting school to speak to Year 12 students about applying to university tomorrow, Thursday 8th March at 1.45 in Room C0:24
  This informative session is led by speakers who know just what admissions tutors look for and will be really helpful if you are thinking about going into Higher Education - not just at Glamorgan but at any university.  Please make every effort to attend.

Mrs Nelson

D of E students

Could the following students contact me ASAP regarding last year’s D of E:

Azeem Abbas
Joshua Barnett
Ceiran Charles
Shaunna cole
Curtis Essery
Alex Hathaway
Chloe Johnson
Bethan Kent
Connor Lingard
Lisa Mansfeield
Abigail Marchant
Levi Pugh
Morghan Shannon
Nathan Smith
Sammy Joe Stanton
Naomi Tarling
Aimee Whitehead

Miss Parkhouse J

Open Days

A number of open days and taster events are coming up in the near future:
Law Day and Bar Council Day, Cardiff University - Saturday 31st March
Cardiff University Open Day - 25th April
Accounting and Financial Services Taster Day, Glamorgan University - Wednesday 4th April

If you want to know more about Open Day dates, information can be found on the UCAS website at  There is also a booklet of dates available in the LRC.  Places on Open Days have to be booked in advance, so do your research now!

Science Live - Thursday 8 March

Message for:
Kris Maybry
Sarah Crowley
Chelsea Richards
Aimee Whitehead
Karla Spellman
Chantelle Davies

Just a reminder that the trip to the University Hospital of Wales for Science in Health Live event takes place on Thursday this week.
You will need to bring packed lunch, and you MUST wear school uniform.
We will be meeting at 8:20 am in main reception.

If you have any problems- please let me know asap.

Many thanks,

Mrs A Scott

Marine Opportunities Forum

Seminar Date: Tuesday 27th March 2012.
Time: 1830 hours
Venue: Trevithick Building, Cardiff University, The Parade, West Grove,(off Newport Road) Cardiff.
The marine world offers exciting and rewarding careers in such diverse fields as marine and offshore engineering, ocean sciences, environmental sciences, repair and contracting services, and this forum is designed to provide an introduction into some of the potential available to young people who are up to taking on the challenges that this world provides. To do this we have teams of speakers representing various facets of the maritime world who will outline just what their business does, describe the sorts of people that they employ and what career structures might be attained by the right sort of candidate.
If you are interested in attending this seminar, please give me your name by Tuesday 6th March.
Mrs Brockley

Taster Courses - Year 12

University Taster Course Programme 2012 - Many places still available
There are still places available on many of the free university taster courses for year 12 students taking place at 25 university institutions within London and the surrounding area. For a quick list of taster courses with available places, please see here or visit our website
The university taster courses are aimed at year 12 students and provide them with a university experience in their choosen subject area to help them with their university decision process. Please inform your students of this great opportunity. They can apply to the taster courses online at
Drama, Performance & Theatre taster courses at Queen Mary, University of London

I am also pleased to announce that the Department of Drama at Queen Mary, University of London has decided to run four drama, performance and theatre related taster courses on Wednesday 28 March 2012 for year 12 students. Please pass this onto students who may be interested in attending one of these taster courses. These new taster courses are:
10.30am - 11.30am, Wednesday 28 March 2012:
Once More with Feeling - Talking about theatre (details/apply)

Writing for Theatre

2pm - 3.30pm, Wednesday 28 March 2012
London: The City and Performance (

Hands-On Performance (