“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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.