From the 9th to 11th September 2015 King Edward’s new Year 12s and 13s took part in a three-day induction period in order to get to know new students and improve our team building skills. The induction was a great success and it was nice to feel as though Year 12 and 13 were becoming more integrated and supportive of one another.
During the first day, students participated in a bake-off style competition aiming to create a bread product superior to the rest! Ideas included Sammy the Snail bread, Baking Shapes Tetris bread and Alphabread; the overall turnout was very impressive and was definitely a great way to welcome students back to school. After this, the Sixth Form took part in an activities day on the field aimed at bringing us closer together and helping us work as a team. Challenges included building a structure out of just wood and ropes, and it became clear throughout the day that communication was key!
Finally, on Friday 11th, students visited Staffordshire University and took part in a range of activities ranging from talks about university itself, to dramas regarding conflict in school (some of which were extremely creative). The Staff hosted a great day for all involved and everyone went away having learned something new, or having something different to think about. Overall, a productive and helpful induction period was enjoyed by all, and the new Year 12s and 13s have transitioned smoothly into the new and exciting challenges which await them.
Report by Grace Edge Y13
King Edward VI High School is proud to announce that our Sixth Form students have achieved excellent A-level results for another successive year with a 99% pass rate, with the vast majority of students attaining their first choice university placement.
Students doing particularly well include, Luke Acton 3As and 1B, Jenna Clayton 1A and 2Bs, Luke Bond 1A and 3Bs, Rhys Castellan 3Bs, Tim Pettifor 1A* 2As and 1B, Sophie Watson 2As 2Bs and Amy Wright 2As and 1C.
Mr Christey, Headteacher, commended the “excellent achievement of our talented students” and congratulates staff and students on their hard work and commitment throughout the year.
Leader of Sixth Form, Mrs Gibbs, congratulated A2 students moving on to university, college or new careers for two years of hard work. "It has been a pleasure to work with you through your Sixth Form years and I wish you every success in your future careers. You have been a credit to the school, your teachers and your parents."
On 12th March, Year 12 went to Manchester for a higher education fair run by UCAS. After having to get up at a ridiculous hour to then sit on a coach, the fair was going to have to be good to cheer up the tired and moody sixth formers!
The fair was held in a humongous hall room filled with hundreds of different universities from around the UK and other various career and future provider options including MOD recruiting and apprenticeships from graphic design to working for Rolls Royce.
Throughout the day there were seminars on different aspects of the application to university and life at university and if you weren’t interested in anything educational, you could spend the day trying to collect as many pens, pencils, chocolate and other freebies!
Many students have said that the fair was very useful, informative and valuable. Another said ‘It has given me motivation to go to university and you can’t say no to freebies’ another said ‘it was extremely helpful and helped me decide which university to go to’.
The fair was packed full of ambassadors from UCAS and universities willing to answer any questions or offer any guidance you need.
The fair is a great day out and we will all recommend going!
UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you – as well as your son or daughter – through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can get information from UCAS too?
You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They’re completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter’s journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.
For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents on UCAS.com.
We have published a new update in the Latest News section on our website about new interactive Student Finance England quick start guides.
The quick start guides allow students and parents to find out the different types of student finance available from Student Finance England - including how to apply and repay - all in one central place.
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