“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.
Year 12’s Enterprise Project culminated in a very successful Enterprise Fair attended by Sixth Form students, staff and Year 8.
On Thursday 18 December Year 12 and 13 students and staff attended the end of year Joint Year Group Meeting.
On Wednesday 3 December Group Captain Andrew Pennington gave a presentation on his experiences in the British Army and Air Force with a particular focus on his work in intelligence and espionage during his time spent in Berlin during the Cold War.
The green desert, that's what the locals call it. Mile upon mile of featureless moorland, undulating dunes of bog, heather and tussock grass. It is through this pathless wilderness that our intrepid students trudged, slowed by buffeting winds, hail and rain, the cruel remnants of hurricane Gonzalo.
On Thursday 13th November, Year 12 took part in a Roadster event, led by Essex Highways. The focus of the day was road safety and awareness.
On Wednesday 16 July, Year 12 IB students were off timetable for an Extended Essay Day. The day aimed to give students a better idea of why they were writing an extended essay and what is required of them by revisiting the IB points rubric and looking at how to write in an academic form.
University Success at Braintree Sixth Form. Students and staff at BSF are celebrating another excellent set of examination results, with students gaining top grades in both A level and IB.
Over the past month the Sixth Form has been running a series of master classes and taster lessons for Year 10 students from across the partnership. Students from Tabor Academy visited us for a morning of Science, trying their hand at making aspirin, testing the permeability of cell membranes and working with transistors.
International Baccalaureate students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of results, with an average point score of 30 exceeding international averages.
We were pleased to see so many students, families and friends at the Arts Festival on 12 June. Highlights included Art by GCSE and A-level groups and Textiles, Music Technology and DT work by A-level students.
On Thursday April 24 April Sixth Form students were privileged to attend a talk by Holocaust speaker Mr Otto Deutsch who spoke about his experiences of growing up in Nazi-occupied Austria and the Kindertransport. Students said they found the talk both interesting and thought-provoking.
On Wednesday 15 April students from Braintree Sixth Form attended a “Getting In” conference held at the University of Essex.
“This is the greatest day of my life!” George Wyatt
What you may wonder would cause such a statement…
BSF Students took part in ‘The Giving Tree’, a charity that gives underprivileged children the Christmas they deserve.
Year 12 Model United Nations activities which have been running during TP1 concluded with our mock UN General Assembly (World Parliament) on Thursday 4 December. Students had spent time researching and planning persuasive presentations for their proposed Resolutions to global issues.
In October Year 12 A level and IB students had the opportunity to visit the Curwen Print Study Centre near Cambridge. They were able to work with artist printmakers and use professional printmaking equipment.
BSF enjoyed a busy Open Evening on Wednesday 12 November. Estimated attendance was around 700 and there was some excellent feedback from our prospective students and their families.
Following this summer’s excellent A level and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examination results, the vast majority of Braintree Sixth Form students will be going on to university, joining a very successful group of alumni.
All Braintree Sixth Form IB students are currently involved in the planning of a project that involves creativity, action and service (CAS).
BSF was pleased to welcome applicants holding offers of Sixth Form places to a day of Induction activities and bridging lessons.
Following some effective and entertaining presentations from the contenders, and a very close student vote, we are very pleased to appoint Charlotte Kerrell and Tony Upton as our Student Governors for the next academic year.
Year 12 IB students spent the first week of June in the Cevennes National Park, France. The student’s base was the brilliant Eagle’s Nest field centre, which is situated at an altitude of 1300m. The centre provided them with a variety of activities to complete as well as a constant supply of excellent food.
Year 12 students were developing their organisational, team working and communication skills by setting up their own small businesses with the aim of raising funds for the Sixth Form chosen charity “Education for All”.
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.
At the start of term BSF students enjoyed engaging and motivational presentations by Adebanji Alade from Learning Performance.
On Friday 5 December a small number of students had the opportunity to attend the live broadcast of the BBC Radio 4 topical discussion programme Any Questions? held at Felsted School.
A2 Sociology students took part in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Essex on Thursday 6 November, by attending a one day conference on the Sociology of the Media.
On Wednesday 15 October, Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form welcomed 45 students from Van Lodenstein College, Netherlands.
We have been delighted to welcome back some past students of Braintree Sixth Form.
The rain came, lightly at first, then more persistently, paths became rivers, rivers became torrents and previously dry students became… well… damp.
On Wednesday 9 July, EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) students enjoyed a study day at Hertfordshire University.
On Thursday 19 June, all Year 12 students participated in a UCAS ‘launch day’. The purpose of the day was to introduce all aspects of the university admissions system and to give students the opportunity to register with UCAS and begin their applications.
Year 12 student James Meade has won the Jack Petchey award.
On Thursday 12 June AS Drama students put on a very powerful and professional performance of Oedipus Rex. The performance was a huge achievement and the audience were on the edge of their seats throughout.
On Tuesday 1 April students from Braintree Sixth Form attended a “Getting In” conference held at the University of Essex.