On Wednesday 9 November our annual Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening took place. This allowed prospective students and their parents and carers to visit the Sixth Form and meet members of staff in the different subject areas that we have on offer at A level.
We were pleased to be contacted by BBC Children in Need earlier this term to congratulate us on being in the top 200 schools in the UK for raising money for the charity last year. They asked whether we would be happy to be included in any media coverage of the event this year, and when we agreed we expected to possibly send in a report and photos of our fundraising activities this year.
On Wednesday 2 November a Progression Day took place for all year 11 students. This provided students with the chance to attend different taster sessions of subjects and courses which they are considering pursuing next year.
On Tuesday 1 November we had Heather Hill visit from the charity InterAct to discuss volunteering opportunities for this worthwhile cause.
Thank you to those that provided cakes or purchased these for today’s cake sale. We have raised £174 for Stand Up To Cancer.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form hosts the award of the John Ray Trust Science Prize 2016.
On Thursday 13 October students from Years 11, 12 and 13 attended a conference entitled ‘Surviving the Teenage Years’ at Earls Colne Golf Club.
Notley High School’s Year 11 students will be participating in a progression day on Wednesday 2 November where they will experience a range of taster sessions delivered by Braintree Sixth Form staff.
On Monday 3 October, Year 12 psychology students were lucky to hear from a guest speaker from Harrier Training.
Please meet some of our student leadership team.
On Thursday 29 September, the first IB ToK (Theory of Knowledge) day of the year took place.
Over the course of two days in September, two of our Year 13 students had the exciting chance to attend a Law School at The Emmanuel College at Cambridge University.
On Tuesday 27 September, NCS (National Citizen Service) visited the Year 12 assembly. They had also previously visited the day before to speak to Year 13 students. NCS offers students the chance to participate in a fantastic programme that provides students with a whole host of skills.
On Thursday 22 September 2016, all Year 11 students enjoyed the opportunity to attend a careers fair at Cressing Temple Barns.
Wednesday 21 September saw the start of the Student Council. Students in Year 12 had nominated themselves during TP3 this week and existing Year 13 members joined once again.
Wednesday 21 September saw enrichment programmes well under way.
On Tuesday 20 September, Anita Magee from the Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge visited Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form to speak to students in Years 12 and 13 that are interested in the early entry route for university.
On Tuesday 13 September, Angela Hyde from Young Enterprise visited Braintree Sixth Form to speak to Year 12 students during TP3.
Our new Year 12 students have officially joined Braintree Sixth Form!
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.
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.
The year 12 IB students undertook their eight day international trip to the south of France just north of Montpelier.
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 13 enjoyed an excellent Leavers’ Event held at Fennes Estate on Tuesday 28 June.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
On Monday 14 March 24 AS Business students attended a Business Revision Workshop at the Vue Cinema in Stratford, Westfield Shopping Centre.
Ofsted is inspecting Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on Thursday 17 March and would like to hear your views.
We were delighted to welcome poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose for an extended workshop with all Year 12 English students.
More than 30 students, teachers, dogs and children joined a 13 mile charity walk along the Flitch Way, raising money for Education for All.
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.
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.
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.