Sixth Form Information Evening

SixthForm Subject Consultation Evening 2017

Tarporley Sixth Form College A-level Information Evening

We understand the importance of students choosing A-level subjects that fit with their strengths and potential career prospects, and as such, we are hosting an A-level Information Evening on 9th February 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm. This will offer students and parents an opportunity to speak directly to subject teachers in order to gain an insight into the A-level course content. We believe this evening will prove to be very informative and will help your son/daughter to make important decisions about his/her academic future.

There is no limit on the number of appointments students can make. Some students will be undecided at this stage about which courses to pursue. Choosing subjects can be a daunting task; Mrs Everton (Sixth Form Pastoral Manager) and I will be available if students and parents would like to speak to us about specific subjects needed for university courses; I will be in the main entrance hall; Mrs Everton will be situated in the Sixth Form College. The Senior Leadership Team will also be available to speak to throughout the evening. Additionally, on the evening, there will be current Year 12 and 13 students who can speak to Year 11 students about life in the Sixth Form.

Further subject information can be obtained from the Sixth Form prospectus – a copy is available on the website. Option blocks are set following 10th February; clashes rarely occur, if they do, we will contact you about your son/daughter’s options. Also, students can change their subjects once they receive their GCSE results in August and some continue to change subjects until the end of September (although option blocks will have been fixed by then).

To further ensure a smooth transition to Key Stage 5 study, we are planning A-level Taster Days on 24th April and 10th/11th July.  Details will be available nearer to the time.

If you like further information, please feel free to email us at CNuttall@TarporleyHigh.co.uk or TEverton@TarporleyHigh.co.uk

Mr Nuttall

Director of Sixth Form

SIXTH FORM REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT

Takes place during the morning of GCSE results day on Thursday 24th August 2017.

Festive Fun Day

A Festive Fun Day

‘Festive Fun Day’ – Friday 16th December 2016

As you will be already aware, we were unable to host our annual Christmas Market at Tarporley High School & 6th Form College this academic year.  However, we would still like to celebrate the festive season with our students and find an opportunity to support local and national charities in the spirit of Christmas.  We have therefore decided to host a ‘Festive Fun Day’ in school on Friday 16th December to coincide with the national ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ fundraising event.

  • Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraising campaign in the UK organised by the charity Save the Children. On Friday 16th December, people are encouraged to make the world better with a sweater and raise funds for Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a minimum donation of £1.

The event will be a whole school non-uniform day, with those taking part wearing a Christmas jumper they already own, decorating an existing jumper with festive decorations, or even knitting their own.

Staff will be collecting donations of £1 as students arrive in school.  Anyone not wishing to participate should come to school in full uniform as normal.

In addition to this non-uniform celebration:

  • We will be hosting a ‘Festive Market’ in the school hall at lunchtime. This will be an opportunity for students to come into the warm, enjoy the festive music being played by a number of our music students and purchase some food or gifts from our market stalls.

We would like to request the support of parents/carers in donating cakes, mince pies etc (either homemade or shop bought!) to sell at this event in order to raise further funds for Save the Children

Any students who would like the opportunity to hold a stall at the Market should speak to their tutor to register their interest.

  • We have teamed up with local business ‘The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall’ to ensure that the 134 children that are homeless in Chester, North Wales and Wrexham are really able to celebrate Christmas this year. By adding to a homeless child’s stocking you will be providing a child with presents to open up on Christmas Day, that without your support they would likely go without.

We will be collecting any donations to this cause during registration time on Friday 16th December and will deliver the gifts to the Ice Cream Farm before the 23rd.  All toys donated need to be new due to health and safety reasons, and should be left unwrapped so that parents and carers can check the items.

The children will be visiting the Ice Cream Farm on Christmas Eve, where they will receive their presents from Santa himself!

Many thanks in advance for any support that you are able to provide and ‘Merry Christmas’!

Yours sincerely

Miss C Blackhurst

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Sixth Form College Open Evening

SixthForm Open Evening 2016

Tarporley Sixth Form College Open Evening

Thursday 20th October 2016 from 6.30pm

The aim of the evening is to introduce students and parents to Tarporley Sixth Form College and to explain what the Sixth Form can offer both academically and socially.

We feel confident that Tarporley Sixth Form offers excellent opportunities for academic achievement and for the personal and social development of our students as demonstrated by consistently strong exam performance and successful progression to university, college or the workplace.

The evening will begin at 6.30pm in the hall with presentations by Ms Lee (Headteacher), Mr Nuttall (Director of Sixth Form College) and Sixth Form students. Following this, Subject Leaders, A-level teachers and students will be available to discuss study in the Sixth Form.

A Level Results 2016

A Level 2016

Tarporley High School & Sixth Form College – A-level Results 2016

2016 has proved to be another successful year for Tarporley Sixth Form College with 53% of students being awarded top A Level grades (A*-B).  Students have once again outperformed targets with an outstanding 26% of all grades awarded being at the very highest level of A*/A.  We are delighted, that once again, the majority of students got into their first choice university.

There are also many impressive individual achievements; Will Ainsworth (A*, A*, A, A) has been accepted at Oxford University to read Mathematics. Sebastian Ziman will also read Mathematics at Oxford University following his outstanding achievement of gaining 3 A* and an A in the EPQ. Also attending University of St Andrews is Annie Robey (A, A, A) who will read Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) while Maddie Berry (A*, A, A) will read French and Linguistics at Lancaster University. Jessica Blamphin (A*,A* A, A) will study Economics, also at Lancaster University.  Christopher Harrop (A*, A, A, A) will read PPE at the University of Warwick; Lucy Millington (A, A, A, A with an A in EPQ) will read Physics at the University of Birmingham; Molly Peake (A*, A*, A*), will study Chemistry at the University of Durham. Rhiannon Price (A*, A, A), will read English Literature at the University of Lancaster. Hannah Sinclair (A*, A, A), will read English Language at the University of Newcastle;  other courses our students will be pursuing at university this year include Law, Engineering, Journalism, Fine Art, International Relations with Economics, Philosophy and Physics, American Studies, German, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, Spanish, Equine Physical Therapies, History, Business, Biomedical Science and English Literature.

“Today has been an absolute delight for us here at school”, said Chris Nuttall, Director of Sixth Form, “This has been an excellent year group who have not only developed academically during their time here at Tarporley, but also personally, as individuals. Our Sixth Form students contribute so much to the life of the school and to the local community, and are frequently praised for their mature approach, their teamwork and their leadership. Today is a fitting reward for all their hard work, supported by their families and the dedicated staff at the school. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them every success in their next pathway in life. We really will miss them all!”

Tarporley Sixth Form is open to all students with suitable GCSE grades. Although many courses are full, there are some places available for the new academic year; students can register for courses on Thursday 25th August. Tarporley Sixth Form is also open to students who have not previously attended the school. Students can contact the school on 01829 732558 for more information or email teverton@tarporleyhigh.co.uk .

Congratulations to Y13

Congratulations to Y13

Year 13 and UCAS

All of our Year 13 students, who applied for university courses, submitted their entries well before the January 15th UCAS deadline. We pride ourselves on the high standard of our UCAS applications and this was borne out by the excellent responses students received from their chosen universities. In particular, we were delighted to receive written praise from the Senior Admissions Tutor at the University of Sheffield who commended Deputy Head Girl, Molly Peake, following her outstanding Chemistry interview.

 

As always, students applied for a diverse range of courses from Economics, PPE, Engineering and Product Design to Biomedical Sciences, English, History, Veterinary Physiotherapy and Dentistry. Congratulations to all Year 13 and to William Ainsworth and Sebastian Ziman who received offers from Oxford University to read Mathematics at Oriel and Lady Margaret Hall College respectively, as well as to Annie Robey who has received an offer from Kings College Cambridge to read Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

 

Pictured below are Sebastian, Annie and William

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A Level Results 2015

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Tarporley High School & Sixth Form College – A-level Results 2015

 

2015 has proved to be a record-breaking year for Tarporley Sixth Form College with 64% of students being awarded top A Level grades (A*-B).  Students have outperformed targets with an outstanding 35% of all grades awarded being at the very highest level of A*/A.  We are delighted, that once again, the majority of students got into their first choice university.

There are also many impressive individual achievements; Tom Critchley (A*, A*, A*) has been accepted at Oxford University (New College) to read Mathematics. Lloyd Kelly will also read Mathematics at the University of Bristol following his outstanding achievement of gaining A* grades in all four of his A-level subjects. Also attending the University of Bristol is Emma Bowman (A*, A, A, A) who will read Law, while Caitlin Bodfish (A*, A, A) will read Combined Honours in Arts (English & Spanish) at Durham University. Matthew Hill (A*, A, A) will pursue a medical degree at Lancaster University.  Sarah Overy (A*, A, A) will read Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Nottingham; Richard Greenbury (A, A, A), will read Economics and Finance at the University of Leeds; Stephen Pover (A, A, A), will study Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Sheffield. Stuart Russell (A, A, A), will read Economics at the University of Birmingham. Oliver Tyler (A, A, A), will read Management at the University of Leeds;  other courses our students will be pursuing at university this year include Engineering, Fashion Design, Architecture, Politics, Philosophy, Biochemistry, American Studies, German, Speech Pathology and Therapy, Archaeology, Spanish, Advertising, Agriculture, History, Teaching, Pharmacy and English

“Today has been an absolute pleasure for us here at school”, said Jason Lowe, Director of Sixth Form, “They have been an outstanding year group who have not only developed academically during their time here at Tarporley, but also personally, as individuals. Our students have contributed so much to the life of the school and to the local community, and are frequently praised for their mature approach, their teamwork and their leadership. Today is a fitting reward for all their hard work, supported by their families and the dedicated staff at the school. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them every success in their next pathway in life. We really will miss them all!”

Tarporley Sixth Form is open to all students with suitable GCSE grades. Although many courses are full, there are some places available for the new academic year; students can register for courses on Thursday 20th August. Tarporley Sixth Form is also open to students who have not previously attended the school. Students can contact the school on 01829 732558 for more information or email teverton@tarporleyhigh.co.uk .

 

Sixth Form in Court

A group of Year 12 students visited the historic Court Number 2 at Chester Crown Court in June and witnessed first-hand the law in action. From the day to day timetabling of cases to the custodial sentencing of a defendant, the students were able to reflect upon the justice system whilst endeavouring to remain fair-minded and non-judgemental. Mr Cox, Humanities Curriculum Leader, commented, “Students were able to observe the high level of thinking and language presented by the judge and barristers as well as challenging their own perceptions as to why individuals commit crime”.  At the end of the morning session the judge addressed the students, answered our questions and explained his role further.  It was a very interesting visit which left us reflecting on what we all understand by justice and how well the British justice system administers it; raising questions about who justice is done by and to whom. It also opened our eyes to the lives of others in our society, and how sometimes there are no winners.

Pictured below are Y12 students with Mr Cox and Mrs Everton

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Tarporley Sixth Form Handball Achievements 2014-2015

As the handball season has come to a close for this year, our Sixth Form boys have been involved in some amazing achievements.

Morgan Gillett has completed his first year playing for Warrington Wolves Handball Club and was part of the team that won both the England Handball Association (EHA) Cup and the Super-8 League (handball’s Premier League). Morgan has also been selected and played for the Great Britain Under-21s and is looking forward to representing England in the Under-19s team for the Cell-Cup International Handball Festival in Hungary. Next year, as Warrington Wolves are the winners of the Super-8, Morgan will also be playing against various top teams in continental Europe.

This season Oliver Tyler has not only played for Deva HC in the national Mens’ Championship League, but also captained Deva’s Under-18s team to win their age-group’s EHA Cup. He has also been selected for England Under-19s and will be playing in the Cell-Cup.

Owen Tyrie, Eoin Stein and Callum Ridley were also part of the Deva Under-18s winning team and have all played in the Championship League this year, whilst former Sixth Form student, Ben Tyler, has just been selected for the newly reformed GB Mens’ Team and is scheduled to play in Kosovo this summer.

Since starting handball at Tarporley High School, under the guidance of coach Gary Kelsall and supported by Mr Morphet, our handballers have gone from strength to strength and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Pictured below are Morgan, Owen, Eoin and Oliver.

As the handball season has come to a close for this year, our Sixth Form boys have been involved in some amazing achievements.

Morgan Gillett has completed his first year playing for Warrington Wolves Handball Club and was part of the team that won both the England Handball Association (EHA) Cup and the Super-8 League (handball’s Premier League). Morgan has also been selected and played for the Great Britain Under-21s and is looking forward to representing England in the Under-19s team for the Cell-Cup International Handball Festival in Hungary. Next year, as Warrington Wolves are the winners of the Super-8, Morgan will also be playing against various top teams in continental Europe.

This season Oliver Tyler has not only played for Deva HC in the national Mens’ Championship League, but also captained Deva’s Under-18s team to win their age-group’s EHA Cup. He has also been selected for England Under-19s and will be playing in the Cell-Cup.

Owen Tyrie, Eoin Stein and Callum Ridley were also part of the Deva Under-18s winning team and have all played in the Championship League this year, whilst former Sixth Form student, Ben Tyler, has just been selected for the newly reformed GB Mens’ Team and is scheduled to play in Kosovo this summer.

Since starting handball at Tarporley High School, under the guidance of coach Gary Kelsall and supported by Mr Morphet, our handballers have gone from strength to strength and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Pictured below are Morgan, Owen, Eoin and Oliver.

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