Claires Court Bulletin
From the Heads of Sixth Form
Year 12 had a very successful Parents' Evening on Monday, following their mock exams. We look forward to seeing Year 13 parents on Thursday for their final Parents Evening.
This week is National Careers week, and lots of posters are around school to show students the breadth of the previous jobs undertaken by their teachers. See below for more information.
Tues 14 March - Year 12 HE day to Surrey university
Thurs 16 March - Year 13 Parents' Evening 6pm
Fri 24 March - EPQ visit to Royal Holloway
Fri 31 March to Mon 3 April - Psychology trip to Vienna
Mon 17 - Tues 18 April - Portland Sailing Camp
Tues 18 April – Sixth Form Life Drawing 9.30-1pm
Wed 19 April - Return to school
Thurs 29 June - Sixth form Prom 7pm Birds Hill Golf Centre, Maidenhead
Fri 30 June - Mon 3 July - Year 12 Geography trip to Rhyd-y-Creuau
Sun 2 July - Wed 5 July - Physics trip to CERN
PTA Ball - 13 May 2017
The Masquerade Ball tables are now all reserved! If you have reserved a table and do not think you will be using it, please release it so that other parents can attend. If you haven't reserved a table yet, please contact email@example.com as there is now a waiting list.
Thank you so much for supporting this event.
CCGS PTA Chair
PTA Easter Event
Our Annual Easter Event is being held on Saturday 18 March between 12-2pm. More information here.
Year 13 Parents' Evening - Thursday 16 March 6pm
We look forward to seeing Year 13 parents on Thursday evening, 16 March, at Parents Evening. Year 13 Students should have brought home their mock exam Results Cards for you to see before Parents' Evening.
YE news from the Windsor Trade Fair
I would like to share the success of our three YE teams from the Windsor Trade Fair:
1) String Line
2) Strike Vinyl
Nick Casson, Matt Hine, Yasmin Bratch, Dan Pullen, Lewis Hughes and Tyler Wallis arrived at 8.15am to secure a pitch in the Windsor Royal Centre, Windsor. They were ready to sell at 9.30am and a credit to Claires Court School.
1) String Line sold 9 units
2) Strike Vinyl sold 1 unit
3) Lagoon sold 1 unit
It was a long day trading from 9.30am to 3pm. There were 10 other teams from SWIM and all were cold selling.
The three judges liked their products and enjoyed talking to them. Do look out for photos of the teams in The Observer on Thursday 9th March.
Year 13 History Conference Wednesday 8th March
On Wednesday 8th March, Year 13 Historians attended a Keynote revision conference in London. The conference was aimed at Paper 1 of their AS and A Level - Russia: From Lenin to Yeltsin. Speakers were Mark Gosling, principal examiner, Michael Lynch, who has written a number of A level texts, and Robin Bunce who has done likewise, including one of the textbooks that students are currently using.
The programme was excellent, starting with a session on Lenin, after we have been shown some of the messages that students have written in their A level History papers to their examiners, (entertaining, but not worthy of marks!), followed by discussion about how to write A grade essays and how to answer source based questions from Mark. Robin Bunce wearing silver boots gave a talk on Stalin, beginning with the Russell Brand Sachsgate story to show different interpretations of the past, and then after lunch Michael Lynch gave a talk on Khrushchev and Brezhnev. The day finished with Robin and Michael setting out their views on the reasons for the collapse of the USSR, which forms the controversy and historical interpretations section of the paper, and a question and answer session. The programme was interspersed with some lighter moments provided by Scratch, a comedy duo.
The day was stimulating and gave students other perspectives on the topics that they are now revising. Our only criticism was that the location - Bloomsbury Baptist Church - does not have comfortable pews or central heating…...
Visiting Speaker Tuesday 7 March - Simon Jacobs from Amplify Trading
National Careers Week
Assembly with Denis Savostiyanov from Cisco
Apprenticeship opportunities at BPS World
Norden Farm's Young Leadership scheme
Are looking to gain more work experience? or looking to help out?
Are you always willing to go the extra mile?
Then Norden Farm’s Young Leadership Scheme may be for you.
The programme is open to students aged between 14 – 18 years old, and allows them to gain skills and work experience that are transferrable to a wide range of contexts.
The programme can be used towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Young Leaders play an important part of the holidays at Norden Farm. Assisting craft and storytelling sessions and front of house activity, working alongside professional arts practitioners and leading an end of week open workshop for local children and families.
Participants in the programme benefit from up to 3 training and mentoring sessions throughout the leadership week. The programme, which runs throughout the Easter and summer holidays is open to young people, aged 14- 18 years.
If you know of any students who would like to get involved in the Norden Farm Leadership Programme please point them towards our application and information page - https://norden.farm/pages/young-leadership-scheme
Booking is open for our Easter sessions which run from:
· Tues 4 Apr - Fri 7 Apr
· Tues 11 Apr - Fri 14 Apr
If you have any questions about the programme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Robyn Bunyan, Education Manager on 01628 682563 or firstname.lastname@example.org