Claires Court Bulletin

SIXTH FORM

FROM THE HEADS OF SIXTH FORM

This morning we held a special assembly to make sure that all students understood the rules and regulations regarding written examinations. These will all be held in the Sports Hall at the Senior Boys site. You have been sent a condensed version of this information by email and we do ask that you read it through and support your daughter or son to arrive on time and suitably dressed for all their examinations. A personal timetable was distributed to students a few weeks ago and a summary timetable is on our website if you need to check at short notice.


As our Year 12 students go on Study Leave next Thursday we wish them all GOOD LUCK for their examinations.

Mrs Rogers and Mr Giles

UCAS FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Following on from last term's tutorial work on post 18 options, Year 12 attended an assembly on UCAS this week. The University and Colleges Admissions Service is the central organisation which manages student applications for courses in higher education.


A number of students have already researched courses of interest, checked the entry requirements and looked into the type and proximity of accommodation available at the universities they are interested in. Some students have also started to book onto and attend the many university open days which take place throughout this term and next.

The purpose of the assembly was to highlight:

1. The importance of starting research into courses now, with particular attention to the grades or UCAS points required by the university

2. The value of going to university open days to meet existing students and see the campus for themselves

3. To encourage students to work hard and effectively in the final run up to their external exams and assignment deadlines and squeeze out as many marks as possible, providing a strong foundation for their studies next year.


To ensure you too are up to date with this process we are hosting our annual Higher Education Evening on Tuesday 9th June and you will receive a letter confirming the details of this event next week.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Thursday morning's assembly for Year 12 underlined the importance of having suitable work experience to put on their Personal Statement for UCAS or their CV for employment or training. Mrs Rogers has emailed a website link to all students so that they can explore the range of placements on offer.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS PRESENTATION

We were fortunate enough to welcome the owner of local company, 'Christopher Ward Watches' to speak with our sixth form students on Tuesday 28th April 2015. His presentation focused on how to start a business and grow it into an international and multi million pound success, which is exactly what he has achieved with his company over the past ten years despite a global economic recession.


Our sixth form students were inspired by the incredible success that Christopher Ward has become. The conversations overheard afterwards in the common rooms ranged from the huge turnover the company now generates, having started out with a humble £25,000, to the positioning of the product in the market and the value of placing importance on the customer and adopting a personal approach to each one.


Trading in 163 countries around the world underlines the quality and popularity of the watches Christopher Ward produce; the combination of using high end Swiss crafted watch parts and understanding the customer's individual needs has proved to be a winning combination. No doubt our own budding businessmen and women will have learned a great deal about how to achieve success from Christopher's illuminating presentation.

NEWS FROM THE PTA

SUMMER BALL - Saturday 13 June

" The Arabian Night Summer Ball" is now only 6 weeks away. We have released our last three tables for sale and are happy to take bookings of 10/12 guests, or pairs, or smaller groups. Tickets are £65pp, contact us via email to book.


In addition to this we are looking for some creative volunteers to help dress the marquee and tables on Friday 12th June all day (during school hours) at the Ridgeway site.If you can help, please email Gill Towell. It will be a fun day with lunch and drinks provided ! Please do get involved if you can.

FORTHCOMING DATES

Mon 4 May - Bank Holiday

Wed 6 May - AS and A2 level Art and Textiles exams

Wed 6 May - AS and A2 German and Spanish speaking exams

Thurs 7 May - Study Leave for Year 12 begins

Thurs 7 May - AS and A2 level Art and Textiles exams

Fri 8 May - AS French speaking exams

Sat 9 May - CCS Boat Club annual dinner

Mon 11 May - AS written exams begin

WELL DONE TO:

Will Tapping who was presented this Thursday evening with the trophy for the most successful Swimarathon fundriaser by the Maidenhead Lions Club. Well done Will!


Also congratulations to our Sixth Form rowers for their triumph at the Hammersmith Regatta on Sunday 26 April. The J18 eight which gained first place included Luke Bollon, Finlay Gronmark, Will Hobden, Alex Richardson and Joe Sanders. Finlay and Alex also rowed in the J18 coxed fours which also came home in first place.