Cold War Lecture, Wednesday 3 December

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Cold War Lecture, Wednesday 3 December

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. 

D of E Gold Assessment, Sunday 19 - Wednesday 24 October

Monday, 08 December 2014
D of E Gold Assessment, Sunday 19 - Wednesday 24 October

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. 

Extended Essay Day, Wednesday 11 July

Friday, 17 October 2014
Extended Essay Day, Wednesday 11 July

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. 

BSF Results 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014
BSF Results 2014

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.

Taster Days

Thursday, 17 July 2014
Taster Days

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.  

IB Results, Sunday 6 June

Thursday, 17 July 2014
IB Results, Sunday 6 June

International Baccalaureate students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of results, with an average point score of 30 exceeding international averages.  

Creative Arts Festival, Thursday 12 June

Monday, 16 June 2014
Creative Arts Festival, Thursday 12 June

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.  

Holocaust Speaker, Thursday 24 April

Thursday, 01 May 2014
Holocaust Speaker, Thursday 24 April

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.

The Giving Tree

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The Giving Tree

BSF Students took part in ‘The Giving Tree’, a charity that gives underprivileged children the Christmas they deserve.  

Curwen Print Study Centre, Tuesday 21 October

Monday, 08 December 2014
Curwen Print Study Centre, Tuesday 21 October

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.  

University Success at Braintree Sixth Form

Friday, 17 October 2014
University Success at Braintree Sixth Form

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. 

CAS Projects

Thursday, 17 July 2014
CAS Projects

All Braintree Sixth Form IB students are currently involved in the planning of a project that involves creativity, action and service (CAS).  

Student Governors

Monday, 16 June 2014
Student Governors

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.  

Cevennes Trip, Year 12 IB Students, 1 - 6 June

Monday, 16 June 2014
Cevennes Trip, Year 12 IB Students, 1 - 6 June

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. 

All My Sons, Tuesday 14 April

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
All My Sons, Tuesday 14 April

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.

Any Questions? Friday 5 December

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Any Questions? Friday 5 December

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.

 

Alumni Visits

Friday, 17 October 2014
Alumni Visits

We have been delighted to welcome back some past students of Braintree Sixth Form.  

D of E Expeditions

Friday, 17 October 2014
D of E Expeditions

The rain came, lightly at first, then more persistently, paths became rivers, rivers became torrents and previously dry students became… well… damp. 

UCAS Launch, Thursday 19 June

Thursday, 17 July 2014
UCAS Launch, Thursday 19 June

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.   

Getting In Conference

Monday, 28 April 2014
Getting In Conference

On Tuesday 1 April students from Braintree Sixth Form attended a “Getting In” conference held at the University of Essex.  

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