Tag: Sixth Form

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It’s been a busy week in the Sixth Form area, dominated by the Upper Sixth sitting their mock exams – well done girls for working really hard.

Some of the Sixth form girls played important roles when they attended the Julia Huxley Lecture, interviewing Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock MBE, entertaining and hosting the VIPs, and ending the evening with a brilliant vote of thanks by Bea, our Head Girl.

Lower Sixth girls were given a talk by Inspiring Futures on their options after Prior’s Field – including University, Degree Apprenticeships, entering the world of work, GAP years. They also enjoyed the PIL (Partners in Learning) scheme, mentoring the girls in the younger years by sharing advice and best practice tips for learning success.

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‘Show the Love’ for the Third Formers
Third Form student’s artwork will be exhibited in the window of Chandlers Opticians in Godalming High Street over half-term as part of the ‘Show the Love’ initiative highlighting the effects of climate change. After researching artists that explore land art and environments, the girls developed a themed project and final piece based on an environmental issue. For more information about the initiative run in partnership between The Climate Coalition and the WI, please visit theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love and please do take a look at the artwork over half-term.
Checking-in on Chess Challenge  
Twenty of our chess club players are competing in this year’s UK Schools Chess Challenge, which is split into seven rounds. The first stages of the competition take place internally at school, and after Monday morning’s round three, Third Former Emilia and Fourth Former Carlota are undefeated joint leaders on nine points.  Fourth Former Kate, First Formers Louise and Maddie are all in joint third place on seven points.
Mr Smith says ‘We will continue with round four on Monday 19 February, when the two leaders will play each other.  The girls play a different opponent each week and, as they progress through the competition, they earn badges, gold spots, merits and mascots.  The school champion will receive her trophy and winner’s certificate in the presentation assembly at the end of term and those girls who have performed at a high enough level during the seven rounds will be invited to go forward to the next stage known as the Megafinal in April and May, where they will compete against other local schools. Regional and national rounds follow later in the year.’
Chess Club 2018
 Pancake Day
Pancake Day didn’t ‘crepe’ up on the Sixth Formers, they were ahead of the game as they held their annual Pancake Day race on Thursday! You’d ‘batter’ sit down while I tell you the joint winners were the girls in 6R and 7L.
Sixth-Form-PancakesCareers Talk
In the latest in our series of talks, Head of Careers, Jill Buckley interviewed the accomplished film and stage actress Lauren O’Neil. Lauren spoke vehemently about her path to working full time in the acting profession and shared her experience on how to avoid the pitfalls of show business. She gave the audience some invaluable advice, including the importance of having other skills which can be applied between contracts, for example, Lauren pursues her writing. Thank you Lauren for talking to us from ‘the red chair’!

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‘Show the Love’ for the Third Formers

Third Form student’s artwork will be exhibited in the window of Chandlers Opticians in Godalming High Street over half-term as part of the ‘Show the Love’ initiative highlighting the effects of climate change. After researching artists that explore land art and environments, the girls developed a themed project and final piece based on an environmental issue. For more information about the initiative run in partnership between The Climate Coalition and the WI, please visit theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love and please do take a look at the artwork over half-term.

Checking-in on Chess Challenge  

Twenty of our chess club players are competing in this year’s UK Schools Chess Challenge, which is split into seven rounds. The first stages of the competition take place internally at school, and after Monday morning’s round three, Third Former Emilia and Fourth Former Carlota are undefeated joint leaders on nine points.  Fourth Former Kate, First Formers Louise and Maddie are all in joint third place on seven points.

Mr Smith says ‘We will continue with round four on Monday 19 February, when the two leaders will play each other.  The girls play a different opponent each week and, as they progress through the competition, they earn badges, gold spots, merits and mascots.  The school champion will receive her trophy and winner’s certificate in the presentation assembly at the end of term and those girls who have performed at a high enough level during the seven rounds will be invited to go forward to the next stage known as the Megafinal in April and May, where they will compete against other local schools. Regional and national rounds follow later in the year.’

Chess Club 2018

 Pancake Day

Pancake Day didn’t ‘crepe’ up on the Sixth Formers, they were ahead of the game as they held their annual Pancake Day race on Thursday! You’d ‘batter’ sit down while I tell you the joint winners were the girls in 6R and 7L.

Sixth-Form-PancakesCareers Talk

In the latest in our series of talks, Head of Careers, Jill Buckley interviewed the accomplished film and stage actress Lauren O’Neil. Lauren spoke vehemently about her path to working full time in the acting profession and shared her experience on how to avoid the pitfalls of show business. She gave the audience some invaluable advice, including the importance of having other skills which can be applied between contracts, for example, Lauren pursues her writing. Thank you Lauren for talking to us from ‘the red chair’!

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Sixth Form Hods and Hot Chocolate

Fifth Formers were invited to the Sixth Form Loft this week to talk to the Head’s of Department and our current Sixth Formers about their A Level options for Creative Arts, Technical subjects, and Languages. The relaxed atmosphere, assisted by some delicious Hot Chocolate, was the perfect environment for the girls to find out about what’s on offer here at Prior’s Field and acquire feedback from the current Sixth Formers, studying those options.

The sessions continue next week in the Sixth Form Loft at break time :

Tuesday 6 February – Humanities

History, Geography, History of Art, Sociology, RS, Economics and Business

Wednesday 7 February – Science

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, PE and Psychology

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House Music Finals

On Wednesday 7 February the Assembly Hall will be jammed with melody and soul as the girls battle it out in the House Music final. Will last year’s winner Frank be victorious again? Come and support your House, all of the Priors Field Community are welcome! Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start with a cash bar available, the running order for the performances will be Austen, Frank and Pankhurst. The winner will be announced after Half Term.

The House Drama and House Choir

Continuing with the theme of House competitions, next week will be a hive of creative activity, House Drama takes place on Monday within the school timetable and on Wednesday, during the school day, House Choir will be filling the corridor with heavenly voices. Winners will be announced in due course!

Sixth Form Lecture – Special Investigations

On Monday 5 February we look forward to welcoming Louise Brittain to talk about ‘Special Investigations’ as part of our Sixth Form Lecture programme. Louise works for Wilkins Kennedy and leads the Restructuring and Recovery Contentious Investigation and Insolvency team. She specialises in high profile, fraudulent and litigious insolvencies, international asset tracing and civil and criminal recovery cases. She was voted in the “Power 100” 2011 by Insolvency Today and the Accountancy Age top 100 power players in 2014, 2013, 2010 and 2003.

Careers Talks

The Careers Department are continuing their series of Careers Talks which take place on Mondays between 4.30 – 5.15pm.

We encourage the girls to attend one or more of the Talks, which can be booked on FROG.

At Home with an Actress – Monday 5 February Lauren O’Neil shares her experience as stage and film actress following her graduation from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

At Home with a SKY News Reporter – Monday 26 February Nick Stylianou is a senior Producer at Sky News, having previously worked at the BBC, ITV News and Channel 4 News.  He currently specialises in defence and technology and spent most of 2017 chasing terror attacks and investigating the Grenfell Tower fire.

At Home with a Media Communications Producer for Apple Europe – Monday 19 March Fleur Holcroft will talk about her successful career in advertising and media, including her current role for the Apple Corp in the advertising team.

The Annual Julia Huxley Lecture – ‘Reach for the Stars’ on Tuesday 20 February at 7.30pm

Remember that tickets are now available to purchase for our annual Julia Huxley Lecture, via Eventbrite here https://pfhuxley.eventbrite.co.uk.

Scientist and broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE, will share her passion for why women should pursue a career in science and explain how she has become known as the BBC’s ‘Face of Space’.

AppArt

AppArt’s annual Easter art exhibition and sculpture trail will open on Friday 30 March at Prior’s Field. After exhibiting here at Prior’s Field for a number of years, AppArt’s reputation continues to grow as a showcase for some of the finest artists in the South East.  Roger Dellar will open AppArt  on Friday 30 March (Good Friday) and will be one of many distinguished artists on view. Roger is a member of several national groups including the “Wapping Group” of which he was recently elected as President.

National artists exhibiting work include sculptor Philip Jackson, Rosa Sepple (President of Painters in Watercolour), Sorya French (President of the Society of Women Artists) and sculptor Marie Ackers. Local artists exhibiting are Christine Thompson, Christopher Cole, Susan Fisher and Ruth Bacmeister.

For more information go to http://www.appartonline.co.uk or https://facebook.com/AppArtSurrey

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It was wooden spoons at the ready on Thursday as lower Sixth Formers took part in a Ready Steady Cook competition. They were presented with a mystery bag from which they had to use all of the ingredients to cook a fabulous dish in only 45 minutes. As well as the must use elements, the girls were offered other items from which to choose and they also had access to a range of food cupboard items. Mrs Teasdale and Mrs Troup and Mr Taylor tasted all the imaginative dishes that were served, commenting on the good use of ingredients and beautiful presentation. After much debate, they crowned Maddy and Steph the Ready Steady Cook Champions 2018 for their scrumptious samosas. Runners up were Emily and Sammi for a tasty quiche and Jess and Olivia for their delicious vegetarian bolognaise.

 

 

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RAG – Hoping to Transform Lives

Thank you to the Sixth Form RAG team who today cast a magic wand across the school with their spellbinding Rag extravaganza!.  They are aiming to raise funds to transform lives through support of the Number Five Homeless charity and for pupils at our partner school Tinga Tinga.

A truly team effort saw staff and students successfully Row the Channel and back in reception last Friday, in a Lower Sixth fundraising drive for Tinga Tinga primary school in Tanzania. Dr Goldsmith thanked all those who supported the achievement: ‘You will be pleased to know that we successfully avoided cross-channel ferries and container ships and made it back to Blighty at 5pm today. We also raised just under £200 for the Row the Channel bit of today’s fundraising! (More to come from Christmas jumper and giraffe money.) This is brilliant news, so thank you very much to all the many staff and students who did their bit to help reach our total of 75,200 metres. Special mention to Mr Kinder and to Mr McLean for rowing 5,000 and 10,000 metres respectively and please pass on thanks to all those who so very generously donated money.’

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We were delighted today to award the role of Tatler Social Editor to Lucy in Lower Sixth.  This is a new initiative recently launched by Tatler Magazine to Independent Schools and provides an exciting opportunity for those interested in a career in communications and journalism.  Lucy completed an excellent application task to win the role with some strong competition! The position will require Lucy to compile reviews and photographs of School events to send to Tatler for potential inclusion in their bystander pages.  Vogue House is the venue for the launch Induction day which Lucy will attend over half-term. A sub-editorial social media team will be formed with the runner-up candidates and  we will be asking them to support both Lucy and the marketing team here with a variety of reporting tasks.

The Third Form EPQ is an entirely voluntary undertaking where girls are encouraged to engage with a topic they feel passionately about, research further into it, and write an essay of about 1500-3000 words about their findings. This process was begun in October 2016, and finished in June 2017. They have written about a wide variety of subjects: Racism and Christianity in the USA in the 1960s; What makes a successful pop song; How we make decisions; Is sporting achievement the result of nature or nurture; What is identity; and the History of the Barbie doll – which won the prize for outstanding writing and presenting at the closing event to which parents and teachers were invited. It was very hard to distinguish between the entries as they were so varied, and all reflected the original thinking and great writing which are characteristic of PF girls!

Sixth Form EPQ study skills to British Library

Twenty Sixth Form Students travelled to the British Library Research Skills centre yesterday to attend a Digital Research Workshop.  The girls spent time formulating an initial research question and were given advice on how to conduct research on-line with integrity.  A tour of the Library followed with a fascinating section on how to identify the facts from the fake news on-line.