All of our Year 13 students, who are applying for university courses, submitted their entries well before the January 15th UCAS deadline. The vast majority have now received their offers and others are continuing to attend interviews and applicant visit days. We pride ourselves on the high standard of our UCAS applications and this has been borne out by the excellent responses students received from their chosen universities. As always, students have applied for a diverse range of courses from Economics, Engineering and Biochemistry to Fashion, English, Dance and Medicine. Congratulations to all Year 13 and to Hayley Blamphin and Jackie Gray who have received offers from Oxford University to read Chemistry (St Catherine’s) and Modern Languages (Lincoln).
We are holding an additional A Level Information Evening on 13th February, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, where Year 11 students will have a further opportunity to discuss their course options with subject teachers. If you are interested in attending, or would like a prospectus, please contact Director of Sixth Form, Mr Lowe at JLowe@tarporleyhigh.co.uk or Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, Mrs Everton at TEverton@tarporleyhigh.co.uk, or telephone 01829 732558. Applications for Sixth Form close on 25th February.
During the first Sixth Form Citizenship Day of this academic year, Sixth Formers were treated to panel presentations from the Universities of Nottingham, Liverpool, Lancaster and Chester, who provided an insight into their individual institutions as well as responding to a fascinating student led question and answer session.
In addition, a visit from Bentley Motors, together with a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, generated huge excitement as students examined the beautifully engineered car in great detail. The thought provoking Bentley presentation included information on apprenticeships and undergraduate schemes.
At the same time, the Sixth Form Council ran a coffee morning for older members of the community and welcomed guests from the Baptist & Methodist Church, St Helen’s, OPAL, Iddenshall Hall and many others. Held in the Sixth Form common room, our visitors were treated to homemade refreshments and games of bingo with lots of prizes and very imaginative calling! The event was really well received and brought about a lovely atmosphere in the college.
Alongside this, Year 13, who are heavily into their university applications, continued to work on their personal statements and UCAS applications together with their tutors. In the afternoon, Year 12 students attended our annual Enrichment Fair, where they were offered numerous opportunities to volunteer both in the wider community and as ‘Lead Learners’ in various subjects and societies within lower school. All Year 12 students take part in our enrichment scheme and are encouraged to volunteer for at least one hour per week, building self-confidence and transferrable skills that will stay with them through university, employment and beyond.
The day culminated in an inter-tutor netball tournament with the boys having to quickly learn the rules of a non-contact sport! Worthy winners were 12/13FE who are now at the top of the Inter-tutor Cup leader board.