Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

12/11/18: Eight students are vying for election to the Student Council executive. They will be putting their case for election forward at Hustings on Wednesday. Students have the chance to vote online during the week commencing Monday 19 November via Moodle.

08/11/18: There are no lessons on Thursday 15 November due to an Interview Day for new applicants taking place. We will also be holding an Open Evening from 5.00 – 8.00pm that evening.

31/10/18: Term resumes on Monday 5 November and continues until Wednesday 19 December, when lessons finish at 2.35pm. Term dates and key dates for parents’ evenings, college closures, etc are available on our Dates for your Diary page.

25/10/18: The College has set a deadline for the receipt of UCAS application – this date is Monday 12 November. We have set this date to ensure that there is sufficient time to get all the references done in time for the official UCAS deadline on Tuesday 15 January. All students should have sent a draft of their Personal Statement to their Academic Coach by now and started their UCAS application. Year 13 Academic Coaching seminars have provided lots of support for this process already, but any student who needs additional help with this is advised to book an appointment with their academic coach without delay via Tyber.

16/10/18: Advanced warning that we are holding an Interview Day on Monday 28 January 2019. There will be no Year 12 lessons that day, and Year 13 will only be in College if they have mock exams.

10/10/18: If your son or daughter is interested in joining the Student Council Executive, encourage them to speak to our Student Development Officers in the Refectory to find out more.

27/09/18: Free tickets for the first Music Concert of the year are now available from the Marketing Office. The Heartfield-Wharam Scholarship Concert takes place on Wednesday 24 October at 7.00pm in the College Theatre H201.

19/09/18: Students are attending weekly academic coaching sessions this year, in addition to the 1-to-1 meetings they will have. The focus of these sessions is on the Growth Mindset and is about developing the skills that our students will need to succeed. The programme centres around the acronym VESPA, which stands for Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude. A lot of research and practice has been done that demonstrates that this approach is highly successful in developing the skills that advanced level students require to do well at A level.


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