Sixth Form @ Bideford College

Sixth Form Info Blog

PJ’s and Dressing Gowns!

Children in Need – £160 raised

Sixth Form students attended College on Thursday 13 November dressed up in bedtime attire – all in support of Children in Need.   Well done to everyone.

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17 November 2014 at 16:30 - Comments

Yr 12 Students Visit Bristol University

Friday 14 November – 130 Year 12 Sixth Form students visit Bristol University

As part of our latest Bridge Day students were given the VIP treatment by Bristol University student ambassadors and received a tour of the University campus and a specific workshop to introduce them to the key points when writing their Personal Statement.  They were also given the opportunity to attend a University Lecture, the choices being the’ Physics of Ice Cream’ or ‘Social Policy- Understanding Drugs Policy’.  Students were able to gather information regarding University life in general as well as specific support.

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17 November 2014 at 16:21 - Comments

University Open Day Blogs – Introduction

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 ‘bidefordslt@gmail.com’.

Download Blog Template (Word Document)

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25 November 2013 at 21:46 - Comments

Oxford University Open Days

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.

Open days

 

Oxford University
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27 June 2013 at 15:19 - Comments

Sixth Form Welcome Morning – Friday 5 July

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.

 

 

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13 June 2013 at 13:00 - Comments

More 6th Form Photos 2013

Download the friendship group photos HERE

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21 May 2013 at 11:23 - Comments

6th Form Photos 2013

 

The Year Group Photos are now available for download

Lower Sixth 2013 HERE

Upper Sixth 2013 HERE

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17 May 2013 at 13:46 - Comments

Win an iPad mini

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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16 May 2013 at 12:33 - Comments

A Level Art Blog

The all new A Level Art Blog is now live & online.

Check it out

New A Level Art Blog

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10 May 2013 at 11:05 - Comments

Russell Kane LIVE @ #devonhall

 

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/

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27 February 2013 at 12:26 - Comments

Bideford College’s ‘Future First’ Alumni – Sign Up Today

Calling ALL Sixth Formers past & present sign up today and help to make a contribution to your life & others.
Find out MORE

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18 January 2013 at 11:06 - Comments

Sixth Form Information Evening 2013

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18 January 2013 at 10:59 - Comments

Exam Timetables Now Online

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.

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17 December 2012 at 10:33 - Comments

Business Studies Exam Support Forum

Calling all A Level Business Studies Students.
Don’t forget to check out the new Exam Support Forum HERE

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6 December 2012 at 12:18 - Comments

edukid Fundraising Event

“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!

 

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19 November 2012 at 12:20 - Comments

Plymouth Uni Visit

Plymouth University with be in on WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER (not Tuesday), working with all Year12 students P4 & 5 and all Year 13 students P6

Apologies for any confusion.

Kirsty

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19 October 2012 at 10:05 - Comments

Calling….EVERYONE!

 

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: kpells@bideford.devon.sch.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 25 October 2012 – by 11.20am

Interviews: TBA

e-mail all applications to Mrs Pells

SLT Info HERE

 

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19 October 2012 at 09:59 - Comments

Caketastic Fundraising

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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

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2 October 2012 at 13:43 - Comments

Hello and welcome (back)

Hello Year 12 & welcome to Sixth Form @ Bideford College.

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.

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4 September 2012 at 10:36 - Comments

16 – 19 Bursary Applications

BIDEFORD COLLEGE 16-19 Bursary Fund

(for eligible Sixth Form Students)

Bideford College operates a Bursary Fund for young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education post-16. The College has a cash limited fund which will be used wherever possible to provide support to those most in need to enable a student to continue and complete their course.

Types of Support Available

Two types of award are available and students must meet any the criteria shown on the application form (providing documentary evidence where required) in order to be eligible.

Guaranteed Award

Students eligible would fall into one of the following categories:

Young people in Care, Care Leavers, Young People in receipt of Income Support or Disabled Young People in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

Discretionary Awards

The College may also make other awards on a discretionary basis. Due to the limited funds available, these Awards will be targeted at those who are facing the greatest financial hardship. The following priority groups will be used to manage applications:

  • Priority Group 1: Students in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Priority Group 2: Students who may not be in receipt of Free School Meals but who are living within a low income family and receiving certain benefits.

Please see application form for criteria which applies.  Download The 16-19 Bursary Application Form HERE

Evidence of at least one of these benefits will be required to support applications to the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

Satisfying these eligibility criteria will not guarantee funding to any student and Bideford College will consider other factors including the purpose for which funding support is requested and the budget available. Discretionary Awards must only be used to help learners meet costs related to participation in their individual course of study, such as transport, books, equipment, materials, essential trips, meals whilst attending their course.

Application Process

Application forms are available from the Finance Office during normal opening hours and will give full details of the criteria for eligibility. If you are unsure as to whether you would be eligible and would like to discuss further please ask for an appointment with Mrs Semple (Finance Manager).

Bideford College will record bursary applications and awards (including the number, value, purpose, whether awarded or not and brief justification) so that all EFA audit and reporting requirements are satisfied.

Download The 16-19 Bursary Application Form HERE

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20 July 2012 at 13:11 - Comments