Sixth Form Newsletter

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TEDx talks – free access for students

On Friday 9 October, TEDx and Pearson College London will be streaming 15 speakers live from London. Talks ranging from ‘The Science of Online Dating’ to ‘The Advantages of being ‘Disadvantaged’ and ‘The Power of Meaningful Networking’. Students can sign up for a free ticket using the promo code ‘community’ on the Eventbrite website.

New Sixth Form Senate appointed

We’re delighted to announce that our new Sixth Form Senate has been appointed. Standing for Senate is a great opportunity for personal development and gives students the chance to represent the school and gain some valuable organisation skills.

Our new Heads of Senate are Sophie and Hasan, and their deputies are Matthew, Morgan, Kathryn and Phoebe. (more…)

Birth of a Spa Town

Congratulations to sixth formers, Emma and Katie who have been involved in producing a short film about the history of Leamington. They both performed the role of narrators in the film, which was put together by local film-maker, Mark Ellis, in conjunction with the Leamington History Group and Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery. (more…)

Spanish theatre trip – a great success

On Wednesday 4 March, our A level Spanish students visited the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham to see La Casa de Bernarda Alba, performed entirely in Spanish.

Mrs Birch, who lead the trip said, “We study this play at A level and it was fabulous to see Cervantes Theatre put on such a great performance which has really helped the students prepare for their exam.”

Sixth form trip to Disneyland Paris

During half term, our Year 13 IT and Computer Science students enjoyed a wonderful trip to Disneyland Paris, where they learnt how computer systems help design parks, and even had a chance to design and present their own Disney-themed rides! The company who hosted were very impressed by our students’ focus and imagination. (more…)

£800 donated to young homeless

The charity Young People First came into school this week to meet with the charity sub-committee of our sixth form senate and our HERO group. The sub-committee has raised over £500 and HERO has donated £300 for their Reindeer Project which gives a Christmas to young homeless people in the area.

Leavers return to collect exam certificates

It was great to see last year’s sixth form leavers back in school this week picking up their exam certificates. They are settling in to their new adventures at university, work and travelling and it was lovely to catch up with them and hear their stories. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it on the day – we’ll post out any certificates that weren’t collected in February next year.

Year 13 trip to ‘Into Film’ festival

On Monday 18 November, Year 13 Film Studies students enjoyed a trip to the ‘Into Film’ festival in Coventry. This is a free, annual, nationwide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds. Students saw an exclusive screening of Rocketman, the musical biopic of Elton John’s colourful life, and went on location filming at the ice rink.

Head Girl Katie said, “The Into Film festival was great. A fantastic opportunity to see a film together. The film was also great and an innovative genre piece.”

Mindfulness Club

We are running a new Mindfulness Club in the Drama Studio at 3.30pm every Monday. Come along and experience a new way to sense the world around you, learn to develop curiosity, kindness and appreciation. The club is for all students and staff.

Year 12 visit games company in Leamington

Students from one of our new sixth form courses – the BTEC in Digital Games Production – visited Unit 2 Games in Leamington on Tuesday 5 November.

The students were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the studio, they heard talks from different departments in the company, took part in a Q&A session and were given career tips and tricks as well as freebies such as mouse mats and mugs. Unit 2 Games is a thriving local gaming company who are working on an exciting project called ‘Crayta’: a new collaborative game development platform. (more…)

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