On Tuesday 13 September, Angela Hyde from Young Enterprise visited Braintree Sixth Form to speak to Year 12 students during TP3.
Braintree Sixth Form are once again celebrating an excellent set of results. We wish all of our students the very best of luck as they go forward from Braintree Sixth Form.
Year 13 enjoyed an excellent Leavers’ Event held at Fennes Estate on Tuesday 28 June.
On Thursday 14 April, a selected few A level students had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. Here are some of their thoughts from the trip:
On Monday 14 March 24 AS Business students attended a Business Revision Workshop at the Vue Cinema in Stratford, Westfield Shopping Centre.
More than 30 students, teachers, dogs and children joined a 13 mile charity walk along the Flitch Way, raising money for Education for All.
Braintree Sixth Form students had the pleasure of hearing a talk from Bonita Norris, who in May 2010 became the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 22.
Year 12 students ran a very successful Christmas Enterprise Fair raising funds for the “Education for All” charity
Art students from Braintree Sixth Form recently went on a daytrip to 'The Curwen Print Study Centre’ in Cambridge to take part in a print making workshop.
The DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) mentoring programme has launched once again for this academic year.
On Thursday 1 October South African, Zola Mkumla, visited Braintree Sixth Form for a Q and A session with Year 12 history students.
Our IB students returned from their residential in Cevennes, Southern France, tanned and having really enjoyed their activities - even if the high ropes did prove quite a challenge for some.
Our new Year 12 students have officially joined Braintree Sixth Form!
The year 12 IB students undertook their eight day international trip to the south of France just north of Montpelier.
In 2015 99% of our Higher education applicants secured university places, 80% secured their first choice
Year 12 students began their university application process with a Higher Education Launch Day.
On the 24 March, 39 Sociology students visited the Mercury Theatre in Colchester and attended an AQA examination seminar. The morning began by being greeted by Colchester Sixth Form College staff, and students received a revision booklet filled with useful tools and tips.
Ofsted is inspecting Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on Thursday 17 March and would like to hear your views.
On Wednesday 3 February a group of 32 AS Business and Economics students visited the New Holland manufacturing plant to examine lean production methods which are used there to make this one of the most high performing production centres in the country – one that is highly concerned with sustainability.
The year 12 A Level PE students enjoyed a visit to Essex University where they worked with Sports and Exercise students in their exercise physiology labs.
- What is the purpose of a museum and how do objects get selected for a museum collection?
Braintree Sixth Form Year 12 Students Behind the Wheel at the Roadster Impact Day, Thursday 12 November
‘Speed – it’s a limit not a target’
Just one student’s reaction to the Roadster event, led by Essex Highways, for Year 12 students at Braintree Sixth form on 12 November.
On Thursday 15 October, Ms Steadman and Ms Newell took their English Literature class to Cineworld to experience a live stream of Benedict Cumberbatch’s modern production of Hamlet.
Year 12 and 13 science students gathered last week to see Tom Evans, a student from the University of Cambridge, talk about the project which had won him the John Ray Trust Science Prize 2015 and to give an insight into his work and his time as a student at the University.
“What how many UK students applied to university in 2014?” (41,000), “What percentage of applicants to medical school get in?” (15%)
This is a reminder that we have a parent and carer information evening on Monday 5 September for the new year 12 students. This is from 6-7pm.
Students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating another excellent set of IB results. The average point score of 34 exceeds international figures and is testament to all the hard work of staff and students.
Year 12 Model United Nations activities which have been running during TP1 concluded with our mock UN General Assembly (World Parliament) on 21 April. Students had spent time researching and planning persuasive presentations for their proposed Resolutions to global issues.
On Friday 18 March, the Year 12 English Literature class had the opportunity to visit the Victoria and Albert museum in London to watch a digitised performance of the play ‘Jerusalem’- a state of the nation play that centres on the rebellious Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron.
We were delighted to welcome poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose for an extended workshop with all Year 12 English students.
This fast paced family saga explored modern themes of family dysfunction, media intrusion into private events and the influence of religion in society. Both topical and tragic, the action had the audience on the edge of their seats wondering what would happen next.
Well done to the following Year 12 students:
In recent years, the International Baccalaureate has gone from being viewed as a niche qualification suitable for only a small group of students, to one that is now both well-understood and well-regarded. And nowhere has that transformation been more apparent than in perceptions of the IB as a route into university.
This year's BSF Open Evening was very well attended by visiting students from around 20 local schools.
Why do teachers call them ‘study periods’ and students call them ‘frees’?
Fraser Ingram, who left BSF in 2014 having studied A levels in Art, Product Design, History and Geography is a degree student at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture and has received a prize for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Diploma students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of results, with an average point score of 30 exceeding international averages.