Claires Court Bulletin
FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM
We hope all parents and students had an enjoyable and productive Easter break. Students have returned in a very positive frame of mind ready for the challenges ahead this term.
This week's assembly was based on being in control of their learning, and the importance of having good self esteem. Next Friday afternoon Rachael Williams will be running a 90 minute session on how we can use what we know about the brain to bolster our mental and emotional resilience in preparation for the coming months, when both of these are pushed to the limit. She will cover all the evidence that shows that we can all make a real difference to our mood and emotional/mental state by following some simple rules and procedures, and that a healthy emotional mindset is the key to exam success. We know that this will help many of our students to manage examination stress.
YEAR 12 DRAMA MODERATION
ISA DRAMA SUCCESS
Congratulations to the Year 12 Young Enterprise team, who have now completed this prestigious company programme.
During the programme they were asked to form a company, produce a product, write a business plan, sell their wares at 3 trade fairs, compile a company report and present at the regional final.
This was a demanding activity and the teams have learnt a great deal, which I am sure will help them in their future careers.
TENNIS IN BARCELONA FOR JOSH FARMER
Year 12 BTEC student Josh Farmer was selected to attend this exciting training session in Barcelona for his tennis. As well as enjoying wonderful weather Josh learned a great deal as he explains below:
'As part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) through the Lawn Tennis Association I attended a tennis training camp to Barcelona in Spain in March 2016. The training camp was for two weeks at the Barcelona Total Tennis Academy which one of the top training academies in Spain. The training camp provided expert clay court tennis coaching with a strong emphasis on developing language skills and experiencing the culture of Spain. The training camp was a fantastic experience and I obtained knowledge and skills specific to clay court tennis which I can use in my game for the 2016 clay court season.'
Since his return to England Josh has qualified for the main International Tennis Federation (ITF) draw to play in singles and doubles matches in the NIKE international tournament in Nottingham this week. We wish him good luck and look forward to hearing the final results although we know he has already qualified for the quarter finals of the U18.
EASTER COMMEMORATION SERVICE
GCE EXAM TIMETABLE AVAILABLE
Students have been issued with a copy of the overall A Level examinations timetable, which is also available for parents to see on the website. Students individual timetables, which will include any special arrangements made to move exams due to clashes, will be issued to students early next week.
Tues 19 April - AS/A2 P.E moderation at Langley Grammar School. Selected candidates
Fri 22 April - Talk about how to manage exam stress 2pm
Fri 29 April - Sixth Form photograph
Mon 2 May - May Bank holiday
Wed 4 May - AS/A2 Art examination
Thurs 5 May - AS/A2 Art examination
Fri 6 May - AS/A2 French/Spanish oral examinations. 2 pm
Mon 16 May - Study Leave for Year 12. First AS exams.
Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016
Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader by end of today. These forms must be returned by Friday 29 April so we can provide the caterers with dietary/allergy information. If you need any further information please the PTA directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children).
If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child. The survey closes 22 April 2016.