Hello to our new Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Miss Matthews.
"I am delighted to welcome Miss Matthews to the sixth form team as the new assistant head of sixth form in charge of target setting, monitoring progress and overseeing intervention. Miss Matthews brings a wealth of experience to this role as science teacher, BTEC coordinator and form tutor and our students, myself and the sixth form team are really looking forward to working with her." Mr Jackson, Head of Sixth Form
The Results Day blog gives a flavour of the day; the main Key Stage 5 information is given below.
The progress students have made in English and maths is 0.55 and -0.6, respectively.
To our new Year 12s, welcome to Sixth Form! For those of you who attended Year 11 at UCC, you can now view the Prom photos here:
Headteacher Nick Ellery said:
“This year’s GCE and Level 3 results once again have held up very well for students at UCC. This is the culmination of the tremendous commitment and hard work from the students and teachers over the last two years during a period of course and examination reform. We are so proud of our students, who have achieved such fantastic results. We’re also very proud of the fact that the country’s top universities feature in the destinations of our students and we wish all of our students the very best of luck in their futures beyond UCC.”
The calendar for the upcoming Intervention sessions is available below:
Sixth Form Intervention
On Wednesday 21st March, 16 lower sixth students attended the Oxford and Cambridge student conference at the Aintree Racecourse in Ormskirk. With a wide variety of talks and seminars on offer, from Anglo Saxon and Norse studies through to Zoology, student finance and how to create a competitive application, there was something for everyone. It was a long and busy day but the students all felt more informed about the Oxbridge application process afterwards and inspired to start thinking about where their A levels could take them after sixth form. It was also great to catch up with some of the student ambassadors from the two universities; in particular, ex UCC student Rebecca Crisp currently studying Law at Keeble College, Oxford and Connor Willmington-Holmes, schools liaison officer at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge who recently delivered a talk to both our students and parents about applying to Cambridge.
Connor Willmington-Holmes from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, will be presenting a general HE related talk "Applying to University" in the evening of Monday 26th February from 6.30pm in the Conference Room. The event is open to all Year 11 and 12 students from local schools, their relatives and any teachers/staff who also wish to attend.
The content of this talk will be applicable to any student looking at applying to a selective HEI/University, not just Cambridge.
Students are asked to register for the event here: https://goo.gl/JyJgV3
Meeting for the first time this week, Year 12 Council hold a unique place in the school. The members meet with a Sixth Form focus every month, but in addition to this they also help lead the councils of the other year groups in the school. The leadership opportunity this provides adds weight to any CV or UCAS personal statement they may write in the future. Good luck to the Council!