Claires Court Bulletin
FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM
Academic mentoring of Year 12 and Year 13 is currently going ahead. The students are very engaged with this process and the sessions are proving to be very productive. Students are using the strategies from their reports which should lead to improved grades, both in the mock exams in February and their summer exams. Students are being asked to check the provisional mock exam timetable which will be published to them next week and inform the office of any issues. Once this is finalised, it will be published to parents.
On a lighter note, in form times over the coming weeks, students are taking part in weekly subject quizzes which will culminate in a Grand Final for the forms with the highest overall scores. This week's was a lively quiz on technology - next week it will be history!
Thurs & Fri 19 & 20 January - Sixth Form Art mock exams
Sat 21 January - Berks Cross Country Championships
Tues 24 January - Visiting speaker - Louise Schembri from Sytner Group. 3.30pm HM4
Wed 25 January - IGCSE English paper 9am Senior Boys site
Wed 25 January - Information evening for 2018 Rugby tour to Canada at Senior Boys 6pm
Wed 8 Februaury - Dance show 7-9pm
Thurs 9 February - Dance show 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Thurs 9 February - Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair, Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow
Mon 20 - Fri 24 February - Mock AS and A Level exams all week
Tues 28 February - Maths trip to the Hexagon, Reading
Mon 6 March - Year 12 Parents' Evening 6pm
Thurs 16 March - Year 13 Parents' Evening 6pm
Update to Parental details
As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
Former Head Girl selected for GB Hockey Squad
Anxiety in Year 12 Psychology lesson
In Psychology, Year 12 have been studying the topic of memory. Isaac's group were given the task of delivering a lesson on the impact of anxiety on eye-witness testimony or the benefits of using cognitive interviews. Both groups delivered superb presentation and demonstrated their knowledge and their ability to work with their peers.
Our psychology lesson on Anxiety started with a quiz that consisted of five questions. The aim for the group watching our presentation was to answer almost all of them correctly otherwise they would have to stay in at lunch break. This was to demonstrate the impact of anxiety on recalling accurate information. Our group decided that it would be a good idea for Mrs Hall to come up to enforce our sanction, as a ‘legitimate authority’ so the rest of the students thought it a serious matter. The class seemed to do well and answer the questions correctly however we did notice some slight changes in behaviour as a result of the anxiety - group-mates talking over each other in a rush. The activity and presentation allowed us to witness some of the effects of anxiety first hand.
The presentation really expressed how anxiety plays an effect in behaviour. Even though I thought I knew we would not be kept in at lunch my hands still began to sweat. I also found that my mind went blank because we really had to answer the questions correctly and within 30 seconds! After the presentations Miss Lamagna explained the physiological impact of stress and this gave us a clear understanding of why eye witness testimonies in a court case may not be as accurate as we may think.
'RAHAB' Sixth Form assembly
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