Claires Court Bulletin
From the Heads of Sixth Form
Year 12 Results Cards will be coming home today with students for parents to see before Monday's Parents' Evening. We look forward to seeing all Year 12 parents on Monday 6 March at 6pm to discuss with subject teachers the results of the recent mock exams. Year 13 Results Cards will be printed on Monday 6 March and distributed to students for parents on Tuesday 7 March.
Fri 3 March - Year 12 Results cards to Parents via students
Sun 5 March - QS World University Fair
Mon 6 March - Year 12 Parents' Evening 6pm
Mon 6 March - Year 13 Results cards printed.
Tues 7 March - Talk by Simon Jacobs of Amplify Trading HM4 3.30pm
Tues 7 and Thurs 9 March - Rutherford Appleton Lab Apprentice Open Evenings
Wed 8 March - Year 13 History Conference, London
Tues 14 March - Year 12 HE day to Surrey university
Thurs 16 March - Year 13 Parents' Evening 6pm
Years 12 and 13 "Maths Inspiration" talks at the Hexagon, Reading - Tues 28 February
The second speaker, Sammie Buzzard, a researcher from Reading university explained how she uses maths to predict the future of Antarctica by modelling the melting of polar ice caps in the face of global warming. The third speaker Ben Sparks combined his mathematical and musical skills to describe the "hidden laws" of probability that govern poker and what it is that really makes "numbers dance". The host for the morning was Matt Parker, a well known TV and radio presenter who engaged us with the way π occurs not just in circles but in pendulums, and strangely as a series of fractions. Todd Muil commented "The talk by Matt Parker about Pi was very interesting and really boosted my passion for maths." Watch Matt's you tube video here.
After the talks some of our pupils had the opportunity to chat and have photos with Matt Parker. Emily King, Colette Ferguson and Flora Gault are pictured here with Matt Parker.
Year 12 Parents' Evening - Monday 6 March 6pm
We look forward to seeing Year 12 parents on Monday evening, 6 March, at Parents Evening. Year 12 Students will be bringing home their mock exam Results Cards today in order for you to be aware of these before Parents' Evening.
Visiting Speakers - Tues 7 March
Ed Pawsey - Careers in the Army
Helen Cole - Year 12 talk
Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Day Events At Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be holding two Apprenticeships Open Evenings, on Tuesday 7 and Friday 9 March. These evenings will provide a great opportunity for students find out more about their apprenticeship scheme, talk to current and previous apprentices and learn about the science and engineering that happens on site. If you are interested, please book online.
QS World University Fair - Sunday 5 March
The QS World University Tour undergraduate fair will be taking place in London on Sunday 5th March 2017. The fair will be held at Central Hall Westminster (nearest tube station is Westminster) and runs from 1:30pm until 5:30pm.
There will be over 30 of the world’s top universities, from both the UK and abroad exhibiting at the fair looking to talk with students interested in higher education. We will also run subject-specific admissions seminars the day, covering business, humanities, sciences and medicine, as well as on topics such as applying to a top UK or US institution, studying abroad and funding/scholarships advice.
The fair is free to attend but students must register their details here.
Parents and guardians are welcome to visit and there is no need for them to register their details. Students who are interested in attending will need to complete the registration form at the above address. Full details of all the universities exhibiting and the seminar timetable will be emailed to students who have registered in due course.
Year 12 Young Enterprise - Windsor Trade Fair - Saturday 4 March
At the PTA AGM, the achievements were recognised of the quad who won the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta last summer. Finlay Gronmark, Oliver Costley were both able to be present together with their mothers and Mrs Jane Wood, mother of Jonathan Cameron to receive their PTA plaques and accolades. Unfortunately Alex Richardson was unable to join the presentation to see his efforts recognised. Read more >>>