At 2.15am on Thursday 14 February, nineteen Year 13 students met to travel to Heathrow Airport to start our American adventure. In the week that followed, the group visited two cities and walked over 60 miles.
The Model United Nations (MUN) society at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has continued to grow this year. This is an extra-curricular group led by Braintree Sixth Form students, who this year have worked with a number of Year 11 students at Notley each week to develop their understanding of the MUN and to help them prepare for a conference. The Model United Nations gives students the chance to assume the role of a representative of countries which are part of the United Nations, researching issues of global importance, debating in committees and general assemblies and putting themselves in the shoes of world leaders.
Colchester Institute and the Braintree IAG Cluster Group, are holding an Apprenticeship Information Event on Thursday 7 March 2019 at The STEM Innovation Centre, The College at Braintree, Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN, 4pm – 7pm.
Year 12 Art students visited the University of Cambridge botanic gardens and the Fitzwilliam Museum on the last Thursday of September 2018.
The morning started in a way people did not expect… well half of us anyway (including me), with around ten of us sitting in our usual classroom, vaguely aware of Sam la Rose’s visit but unsure when and where it exactly was supposed to occur.
All staff at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form wish to congratulate Sam Newman and Natacha Maurin on their successful applications to study degree courses at Cambridge University.
Long-established teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training, has been recognised as 'outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted.
On Sunday 8 October 2017, Year 13 students Leah Roby Smith and Ella Jones ran the Royal Parks half marathon in London to raise money for the charity Scope.
On Tuesday 18 July 2017 Year 12 had their final assembly of the year.
We are delighted to announce that Scarlett Perrin, a Year 13 student, is one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Diana Award. This is the 20th anniversary of this award and Scarlett is one of only 750 outstanding young people to have won this award from the UK and across the world.
On Thursday 22 June our annual UCAS Launch Day took place. The purpose of this day is to give students the chance to explore possible courses for their future but also prepare for the application process itself.
Year 12 psychology students have given a series of interesting presentations on a topic area of their choice, relating to psychological theory and research. They spent two weeks of lesson and home learning time to decide on an area, research the topic and then present back to their class.
The school will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 15 March 2019 to raise money for Red Nose Day and our house charities.
Students will be asked to make a £1 donation, but if they wish to contribute more they may do so. If you would like your child to bring in a contribution from you this would be acceptable also. There will also be a range of activities arranged for students to take part in, so we recommend that students bring a small amount of change with them.
Braintree Sixth Form hosted its annual Essex Roadster event on Friday 1 February 2019. The event is run in conjunction with Essex County Council and local driving school providers. The aim of the event is to heighten the awareness of road safety initiatives to our Year 12 students.
Mark Levy, a veteran of the US Civil Rights movement, visited Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on 17 October 2018 to speak to A Level history students.
On Monday 2 July the new Year 12 Induction Day took place.
On Wednesday 7 February 2018 a group of 36 Business and Economics A Level students visited the New Holland Tractor Plant in Basildon.
On Wednesday 3 January, whilst we were still recovering from New Year celebrations, Years 12 and 13 were snapped awake by a Physical Theatre workshop led by Frantic Assembly’s Vicki Manderson.
Year 12 Braintree Sixth Form students took part in the Essex Roadster event today and all involved seemed to find the day constructive.
Braintree Sixth Form was well represented yesterday at the Braintree Post 16 Careers Fair by Verity Forster and Nabil Butcher who were on hand to inform the next generation of potential sixth form students about life at BSF.
On Wednesday 28 June, a group of Year 12 students travelled to the University of Essex to learn more about the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) process, as well as being given the opportunity to ask the ambassadors any questions.
The day finally arrived and it was time to say a fond farewell to our Year 13 students. On Monday 3 July students had the chance to celebrate and relax after exam season at the Year 13 Ball at The Fennes, Bocking.
On Wednesday 21 June 2017 our annual UCAS parent/carer information evening took place.
Year Law 12 students from BSF became trainee barristers today as each presented their findings on a well known murder case to the court.
On Tuesday 26 February 2019, 40 A Level Psychology students took the opportunity to visit Bethlem Museum of the Mind. The museum offered a glance of the longest-running mental health institution in the world. While at one time it was known as Bedlam, a repository of the mentally ill of London, Bethlem Royal Hospital is a world leader in the treatment of both minor and severe mental disorders.
If it is deemed that there is severe weather, the following severe weather procedures will apply. To keep up-to-date with the latest announcements staff, parents/carers and students should check:
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form website
· Braintree Sixth Form website
· Text messages from the school
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on Facebook and Twitter
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form email accounts (staff and students)
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form email accounts (staff and students).
Further details can be found at https://www.notleyhigh.com/severe-weather-procedures
20 students from Years 11 and 12 went to the salubrious surroundings of the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury to hear a series of talks by real-life scientists and engineers working in the chemical field.
On the 3 May, forty Braintree Sixth Form students, accompanied by four of their teachers, went to the Cambridge Arts Theatre to see a production of Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Charlotte Hughes, a former BSF student, progressed after the completion of her A-Level studies, to do a science apprenticeship with GlaxoSmIthKline.
We are very grateful to the Biochemistry Department at Broomfield Hospital who kindly donated several boxes of unwanted laboratory glassware to the school.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form were pleased to host Kamal Hyman for a series of motivational speeches which he delivered to Year 13, Year 12 and Year 10 on October 17.
Braintree Sixth Form celebrated their best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) results in July, with 100% of the Year 13 IB cohort passing the qualification. The highest points score was achieved by Tamsin Sprawling with 39 points. The average point score for the whole IB cohort was 32 points, above both national and international averages.
Students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating our best ever IB results with 100% of students obtaining the IB diploma at an average pass rate of 32.4 points.
On Monday 3 July, our annual Induction Day took place where we welcomed our Braintree Sixth Form applicants for September 2017.
On Thursday 15 June 2017, Year 12 students visited the University of Essex for the Higher Education Convention that was taking place.
On the day of the snap general election of 8 June 2017, students at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form had the opportunity to participate in a mock election ballot.