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.
“A very positive experience – can’t wait until September” – “I liked the whole day and it gave me a good insight into what the Sixth Form is like”, “A very well organised and helpful day, the staff were very welcoming”…
As Year 12 students returned to Art classes, they started their comparative studies topic on the Human Form with a life drawing workshop led by tutor Janet Reid.
“Bombard them with emails, knock down their doors” that is what Richard Murrell, Director of World News at the BBC says is needed to get a foot in the door of the competitive media industry.
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.
“How does language used to describe the past change history?”, “To what extent does mathematics describe the real world?”, “Can art give us knowledge?”
AS Art students visited the British Museum’s “Defining Beauty” Exhibition as part of their current Human Form project.
Congratulations to IB students Meaghan Franklin, Sophie Kulik, Laura Humphrey, Molly Payne and Samantha Mallorie who raised £337 for Amnesty International.
On Wednesday 15 April students from Braintree Sixth Form attended a “Getting In” conference held at the University of Essex.
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%)
Year 13 enjoyed an excellent Leavers’ Event held at Fennes Estate on Tuesday 29 June.
In 2014 98% of our Higher education applicants secured university places, 84% secured their first choice.
Creative industries are now worth £8 million an hour to the UK economy. Official statistics show that the UK’s creative industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, generate over £71.4 billion per year and account for over 1.7 million jobs.
On Tuesday 14 April, Ms Newell and Ms Dunton met our seven IB English Literature students at The Mercury Theatre Colchester, to see a performance of All My Sons by Arthur Miller, which is one of the texts studied for their exam.