Locker Keys

If you are leaving school this term, please remember that your locker key needs to be returned to the LRC before we can refund your £4.00 deposit.  Once your key is returned, you will be given a slip to take to the general office where you will have your deposit refunded.

If you are not using your locker any more, please return your key as soon as possible.
Year 12 leavers need to return all keys by Friday 11th May
Year 13 need to return all keys by 8th June
If you are a Year 12 student staying on in school next year, please keep your key!


Mrs B

Student Finance


Students going to university this autumn need  to submit their student finance applications by 4th May.  Information can be found at

Nottingham Business School Opportunities

Are the new fees putting you off applying for a degree course? There is a positive alternative – a sponsored degree with Nottingham Business School (NBS).
NBS offers a range of fully sponsored degrees which give students the chance to study for a degree and work full-time, whilst receiving a salary and having their tuition fees paid.

This means students gain a degree, a salary and that all important practical experience from a major employer. On top of all that, applications don't go through UCAS so students can apply for a sponsored degree in addition to their five other UCAS choices.


Contact us direct for further information on
0115 848 8139 or by email. We would also be happy to come and deliver a presentation at your school or college about this exciting new opportunity.

In the meantime, listen to what our current students on the BA (Hons) Management and Leadership programme and working for Experian have to say

M & S School leaver Programme

Marks & Spencer is one of the most popular retail brands in the UK, and with over 80,000 staff both in the UK and abroad, they invite your students to apply for the M&S school leaver programme and join their growing team.

The M&S Trainee Retail Management scheme lasts 18 months and allows trainees to gain both business and commercial experience whilst working alongside top professionals and earning a competitive salary. To apply for the programme, students will need two A-Levels (or equivalent) and have a strong interest in business. Applications have just opened, so please encourage students to apply soon as the deadline is early June!

For more information about the scheme, please read the message below, or visit the M&S website:

Yr 13 AON


I have the following folders for AON

Laura Thompson

Elliot Hardee

Lauren Hale

Casey Mann

Johnathan Lampitt

Ross Ward

Emily Merry

Samantha Elliott

Alice Courtney

Alisha Williams

Ceris Francis

Some of these are far to thin to be passes!!!

These are now being assessed by a specialist in order to provide feedback to enable you to pass.

If any one else especially those requireing the WBQ for university entry has a folder to submit you must do so by Monday 30th April.

Any folders submitted after this date may not be assessed and therefore can not be entered to the exam board by 21st May 2012.




Yr 13 Communication

Hi all

I Blogged a while ago detailed feedback on the requirements to achieve the ESW in Communication.

Some of you came to get your folders others didn't.

You must all act on that feedback or if you have not already submit a completed folder by Friday 4th May.

If you do not meet that deadline your work may not be assessed and you will not be able to achieve the overall WBQ. If this is an entry requirement for your university it is essential you meet this deadline.



Examinations and Study Leave

Dear all,

Examinations are now around the corner; you should have by now received your examination timetable in the post,please check carefully!

Study leave for Yr 12 learners will commence on May 14th and June 1st for Yr 13 learners. If you are studying a Vocational qualification you will need to continue attending these lessons until the course is complete (your teacher will tell you when this is).

Yr 12 learners will be expected to return as Yr 13 learners on Monday June 11th for a WBQ week at school before starting A2 courses on Monday 18th June.

Mrs Nelson

Headstart Cymru Courses

The Headstart Cymru courses for year 12 students in Wales are three day residential courses based within Universities.  Through extra funding we can now offer the Newport University Education course for free to ‘Campus First’ schools.
Education Headstart Cymru is aimed at prospective Teacher Training students. This is a new initiative with University of Wales, Newport, based within the Science, Mathematics and Design Technology departments.

· University of Wales, Newport 9th-11th July 2012
Further information and application forms are available on our web site:-

Oxford European Forum

Sixth form students are invited to apply for a place at the Oxford European Forum 2012, a prestigious forum being held for selected sixth form students this August in Oxford. The forum brings together Europe's most talented sixth form students to be educated by some of the finest academics from our leading universities. The forum provides an unrivalled experience of the educational rigour at the United Kingdom's top universities, whilst also providing participants with a unique and authentic experience of student life in Oxford. This rewarding experience provides a unique stepping-stone to Oxford University, Cambridge University and the LSE; enrolment in the forum is a significant accolade that can be discussed in interviews, personal statements and university applications.
Lecture topics are diverse, and are at a standard suitable for A-level (or equivalent qualifications); further details of the forum, lecturers, excursions and topics can be found on the website An information pack is also available to download at
Due to the high number of applications we receive, applicants are required to apply within one of three application rounds; We encourage applicants to apply in the first or second round, as places may be limited by the third round.

Yours Sincerely,
Caroline Davis
Oxford European Forum

Message for Chelsea Richards

Could you please see Ms Squires about your Key Skills Problem Solving as soon as possible.


TATA Steel Apprenticeships

 Tata Steel will be available in Newport Careers Centre on Wed 11th April from 9-4 pm to support students with their applications. Kelly Willcock has said it is a drop in, so no appointment is necessary and it will take approx 30 mins. They are advertising for 8 Apprentices - 4 for Electrical Engineering and 4 for Mechanical Engineering at Newport (Llanwern). To be eligible, you must have achieved or be expecting to achieve a minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Closing date for applications is 15th April .

Year 13 students going to university...

Join, the student-only networking site which connects applicants just like you.

It's the website where you can meet people doing your course, or going to your university or college of choice, before you leave.
Create your own profile page and take advantage of the student-only areas, such as discussion forums.
Chat to students in the same situation as you, about anything and everything about a new life in higher education.
Make friends and talk directly to UCAS, universities and colleges, who all have profile pages on yougo to help you make the big decisions.
Take part in the regular webchats.
Get all the essential information about your journey through the UCAS application process.