Today marks the launch of our University Open Day Blog. There are plenty of wonderful resources out there for you to find out about universities however we thought, who better to find out about universities than your peers?
For many of us, a huge part of Sixth Form is preparing for university. For this we often visit universities on Open Days throughout the year. There’s no way that someone could possibly visit every university so we want to hear about your experience.
Let us know what you thought of the Open Day you went on, what impressed you about the university and if it lived up to your expectations. We want to hear your personal views about the university, tell us what you’d tell your friends.
The template for the blog posts is found below and a physical copy can be picked up from Mrs Pells. Once you have filled in the form simply hand it in to Mrs Pells or email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Download Blog Template (Word Document)
We have put together a Yearbook team to create a yearbook that will celebrate our two years in the Sixth Form. We want this Yearbook to be something great that you’ll be able to look back at in the future. We have decided to use Yearbook Machine, a professional company who specialise in designing Yearbooks. With their system everyone can be involved in the creation of the Yearbook. We will be using one of their pre-made, high quality designs so the Yearbook will look great!
We want YOU to sign up to our Yearbook online and create your own profile! The system works similar to Facebook as you can do the following:
- Upload and comment on photos from your time at Sixth Form, or import them from Facebook. These will end up in the Yearbook!
- Write about yourself and send comments for each other’s pages and see them in the Yearbook
- Vote in polls and view the results once the Yearbook comes out
How to Sign up to the Yearbook
CLICK HERE and enter the keyword ‘oxidiser60‘ where it says ‘Existing Yearbook‘. We will then approve your account and you’ll be able to make your Yearbook page!
People Who Don’t Sign Up
We recommend that you do sign up and create your own page so you can change it to your liking. If you decide to not sign up and create your own page then you’ll need to fill out a form that will be coming around to tutor groups. Once you have filled in this form then we will manually add you to the Yearbook and you’ll not be able to change your profile.
On the 26th and 27th June, 10 students visited Oxford University open days for a taste of what it’s like experiencing the best of higher education. The visit was useful and interesting for the students, at a time when they are refining their future career and course choices.
Curious as to what Oxford could hold for you?
take a look at their website; the next open day is on the 20th of September.
In this morning’s assembly, the Charity & Community team mentioned that there will be a Year 7 Meet & Greet with the Sixth Form starting next Tuesday.
These ‘Meet & Greets’ will take place during tutor time on Tuesdays and Fridays over the next few weeks. The Year 7’s will be brought over to Kingsley, split into groups and paired with a couple of Sixth Former’s. In these groups the role of the Sixth Former’s will be to talk to the Year 7’s about what Sixth Form is and answer any of their questions. These mornings are intended to be casual and educational, get the Year 7’s curious about Sixth Form and eager to find out more.
We are looking for Sixth Former’s to get involved in these mornings. If you are interested in helping out, contact one of the members of the Charity and Community team and tell them which days you can do.
The dates are:
- Tuesday 25th June
- Friday 28th June
- Tuesday 2nd July
- Tuesday 9th July
- Tuesday 12th July
You can click here to see who is on the Chairty and Community team.
For all students who have applied for a place in Sixth Form – letters of invite to the Welcome Morning have been sent out.
Please arrive for 8:45am – the event will be finshed by 1:20pm.
Meet your Tutor and fellow students, opportunites to meet with subject Teachers and ask any questions you may still have regarding courses, plus some fun activities to get involved with.
We look forward to seeing you all on the day.
Have a go at designing a new Frog logo and win a 16gb iPad mini.
Frogtrade, developers of our Frog Learning Platform are offering the prize as first prize in a national competition.
Check out the comp info page and download the template.
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April will see the first visit to the #devonhall from one of the brightest talents in British Comedy. Russell Kane will take the stage on Sunday 7th April as part of his sell out ‘Posturing Delivery’ UK Tour for what should be a brilliant night of breakneck, hyperactive award-winning brainbox standup comedy from the comic with the tightest trousers in town.
‘An exceptional comedian, his pace is relentless and his material beautifully observed and exquisitely crafted… inspiring and brilliant’ – Chortle.
‘A seriously good comedian.’ – The Times
‘More thought and intelligence behind his comedy than most people could ever get near.’ – The Mirror
‘Extremely funny, poignant and fuelled by real intelligence and passion’ – Time Out
Russell Kane was nominated for the main prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 and 2009 – Highly regarded by his peers and a brilliant comedy talent.
All tickets £18.50
Please phone the Box Office for further booking info. 01805 624624.
More @ http://russellkane.co.uk/
Calling ALL Sixth Formers past & present sign up today and help to make a contribution to your life & others.
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You can now download the Post 16 Exam Timetables from the main College website.
Just point your web browser @ www.bideford.devon.sch.uk/exams to find out more.
Alternatively download the PDF right HERE
The Exams page has lots of really useful links on revision, exam preparation and guides to help you through this crucial time.
Good luck everyone taking part.
“edukid” is a UK charity that enables young people in the UK to directly help people their own age who live in acute poverty.
In June two Sixth Form pupils (Jenny March and Alice Allin) travelled to Cambodia and visited an edukid project.
They will be taking assemblies this week telling people about the children they met.
On Friday there will be a fun fund raiser to help these children.
Pupils can buy glow in the dark wristbands for just £1.
Each one sold will enable a child in Cambodia to go to school for a whole week!
You can also buy edukid ribbons to raise awareness for children who live in poverty.
These are only 50p.
At Friday lunchtime there is going to be a sponsored 300 mile walk across Cambodia in half an hour!
We need 300 people to walk 1 mile and get sponsorship. 300 miles is the width of Cambodia.
Children in Cambodia go to school in flip-flops so you are invited to bring your flip-flops for the event.
It costs just 17p to send a child in Cambodia to school for 1 day.
For every child edukid can provide a full education for their life expectancy increases by 7 years! – so please help.
Every penny really does count.
We want to change the lives of 30 Cambodian children on Friday! HELP US DO IT!
If you would like to be considered for a place on this current year’s SLT, applications are now open – Yr 13 only -
Simply write a statement (A4 max) telling us about yourself; why you would like to apply, any ideas you might have to bring to the SLT, why you would be an asset to the Team etc – email to: email@example.com
Closing Date: Thursday 25 October 2012 – by 11.20am
e-mail all applications to Mrs Pells
A big thanks to all who helped/contributed & bought cakes which helped us raise over £200 during last Fridays Macmillan Cancer Support Cake Sale.
The money will actually cover a Macmillan Cancer Care nurse for a whole day so well done all involved.
Our raffle ticket winners were 2 Sixth Form students! (“FIX, FIX” I hear you cry) Toby Norton and Christie Hill who won the amazing Caterpillar and log cabin cakes. Find out more about Macmillan
We hope you have a brilliant time studying here in one of the best equipped Colleges in the country.
There is a vibrant 6th form student community with an active Student Leadership Team (pictured below) and very approachable tutors. If you have any queries about life as a sixth former @ Bideford just ask them!
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in many different ways and we look forward to hearing from you.