Tag: Sixth Form

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Thursday was Sixth Form Taster Day for our current Fifth Year. Uniform and GCSE folders were put to one side for a day and the Sixth Form House became their base. This was their opportunity to have a taste of the style and pace of Sixth Form lessons with an opportunity to consider subjects never studied before to include Psychology, Sociology, Business, Economics and more.  Biologists examined water fleas under a microscope, Historian’s studied Antisemitism in the Middle Ages, packaging design was under discussion in DT and a consideration of what is crime absorbed the Sociology sessions. Girls also enjoyed the opportunity to experience study-time in the common room.

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Dr Goldsmith, Prior’s Field’s Oxbridge Programme Co-ordinator, led an information gathering trip to Cambridge: ‘We took a small group of Fourth and Fifth Form students to Churchill College, Cambridge. They had a lecture on studying at Cambridge, a tour of the college, lunch and then walked into town for a tour of Corpus Christi College. It provided food for thought for the girls as they begin to look forward to A levels and beyond to university.’

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Dr Goldsmith, Prior’s Field’s Oxbridge Programme Co-ordinator, led an information gathering trip to Cambridge: ‘We took a small group of Fourth and Fifth Form students to Churchill College, Cambridge. They had a lecture on studying at Cambridge, a tour of the college, lunch and then walked into town for a tour of Corpus Christi College. It provided food for thought for the girls as they begin to look forward to A levels and beyond to university.’

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It was still dark this morning, when we waved Third Formers off on their History day trip to Ypres; returning this evening, they will have visited Flanders Field Museum, World War I war graves, an original trench lay-out and have much to reflect on in their lessons next week.

Last Saturday’s Open Day was a highly successful and very busy event with over 115 visiting families, and at which the girls were an enormous credit to the school. It was followed last night by our new format Sixth Form Open Evening, which outlined A level courses in depth and the many positive changes which come with the transfer into the Sixth Form house and its’ very upbeat learning environment. We were delighted to welcome both existing Fifth Form parents and girls, plus a number of those hoping to join Prior’s Field at 16+ to the event.

This weekend marks National Boarding Day, after a busy week which saw 5 of our day girls trying boarding for the first time the Junior Boarding house will be tackling a Quiz Night this evening, Tag Archery tomorrow afternoon and then enjoying a restful Sunday with a lie-in and brunch. Creating a home from home environment is the core aim of boarding here and the idea of ‘home’ is also at the forefront of our minds as we ask for your support in amassing donations for our school charity the Number Five Project which provides night shelter for the homeless. Prefects will be taking our gifts to the charity later on next week, but there is still time for your daughters to bring in anything else they would like to on Monday and Tuesday; thank you for your generosity.

 

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It was still dark this morning, when we waved Third Formers off on their History day trip to Ypres; returning this evening, they will have visited Flanders Field Museum, World War I war graves, an original trench lay-out and have much to reflect on in their lessons next week.
Last Saturday’s Open Day was a highly successful and very busy event with over 115 visiting families, and at which the girls were an enormous credit to the school. It was followed last night by our new format Sixth Form Open Evening, which outlined A level courses in depth and the many positive changes which come with the transfer into the Sixth Form house and its’ very upbeat learning environment. We were delighted to welcome both existing Fifth Form parents and girls, plus a number of those hoping to join Prior’s Field at 16+ to the event.
This weekend marks National Boarding Day, after a busy week which saw 5 of our day girls trying boarding for the first time the Junior Boarding house will be tackling a Quiz Night this evening, Tag Archery tomorrow afternoon and then enjoying a restful Sunday with a lie-in and brunch. Creating a home from home environment is the core aim of boarding here and the idea of ‘home’ is also at the forefront of our minds as we ask for your support in amassing donations for our school charity the Number Five Project which provides night shelter for the homeless. Prefects will be taking our gifts to the charity later on next week, but there is still time for your daughters to bring in anything else they would like to on Monday and Tuesday; thank you for your generosity.
 

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Lower Sixth Former Hannah reports on a recent History lecture, on the Political Legacy of the 1960s in America: “The speaker, a historian named Gareth Davies, started the lecture by talking about America’s current political situation. He discussed the ‘Age of Trump’ and Hillary Clinton. Then he created several interesting links between this recent election and that of 1968, when President Nixon came to power. The lecturer prompted us to think about the differences between the eras, the opinions of the people at the time and the changes in the tone of recent electoral debates, compared to those of the 1960s. We considered not just political change, but technological and social change as well, as these greatly affected the American people’s choices and opinions. The lecture was one of a series of historical talks that Sixth Form historians plan to attend between now and December, and our class are all very much looking forward to the next conference, which will discuss the reign of Henry VI and the first War of the Roses.”