Jul 16

Final Fling for Year 13

Year 13 students gave themselves a send-off in style by enjoying their Prom in the impressive surroundings of Lumley Castle. Sixth Form staff and students enjoyed their last big get-together before those all-important results arrive in August.

Jul 16

Year 12 Activities Day

Year 12 students took the chance to have fun and unwind after a busy first year in Sixth Form. Students enjoyed their chance to have fun with a giant inflatable assault course before finishing off the day with a barbecue cooked with usual finesse by ‘Head Chef’ Mrs Gilberston. Bring on Year 13!

Jul 16

Law Abiding Students

Year 12 students visited the University of Law in Leeds where they took part in activities including exploring confessions and rights when arrested, PACE (police and criminal evidence act), writing an opening argument for the defence and they even became the defence barristers for The Bridgewater Four! They then rounded off the visit with a debate on ‘Should the UK Police be armed’.

Humayra Begum won a one-week work experience placement at Plexus (a Leeds based solicitors) and Jake Frost and Matt Liddle McGhee took the floor as keynote speakers. All students won prizes / freebies and had a fantastic day meeting barristers and practising solicitors.

Jul 10

Sixth Form’s Got Talent

Year 12 have embarked upon a month long independent work project cumulating in a presentation before a panel of teachers and school leaders. The panel were taken on an eclectic journey across curriculum by our students, with a myriad of interesting topics on show. From the creation of an NHS style computer program that advises the patient which medicines to take and the effects of those medicines on the body, to a project based on Astrochemistry, the making of a spectroscope, North Korea, America and even going inside a court of law to witness a murder trial! Our panel were extremely impressed by the wide-ranging presentations brought by our very talented sixth form students.

Jul 10

Onwards to Oxford

High-flying Year 12 students visited Oxford University as part of their Outreach Programme to spend 48 hours finding out what it takes to study at one of the world’s top Universities. They were involved in subject sessions, personal statement workshops and gruelling interview practice. After advice from Admissions Tutors and tips on the best accommodation from Graduate Ambassadors, these early applicants are now fully equipped for the Oxbridge journey ahead as they move into Year 13.

Jul 10

Musical Masterclass

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Wharton (Year 12) and Joseph Gonzalez (Year 9) have successfully auditioned for the Centre for Advanced Training at Sage. As a result they will be given the best musical tuition available every Sunday with Musicians from The Northern Sinfonia! It is exceptionally difficult to get into the centre so both students have done extremely well to do so!

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