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Chemistry in Action Lectures 5th March are now open to A1 and A2 Chemists. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about Chemistry in the real world from a selection of engaging and interactive talks. To secure a place, please download a letter from the enrichment box on the A1 VLE and return the slip along with your full payment to the Cash Desk by Friday 18 January.

If you are interested, keep reading ….
On Tuesday 5 March, we are offering you the opportunity to attend the Chemistry in Action lectures at the Emmanuel Centre in London. This is an excellent chance to hear five dynamic speakers talk about chemistry in the modern world, plus a session covering exam strategies. We have 25 places to be allocated on a first come first served basis. The cost is £45.50, which includes group rail travel to London. If you receive a bursary, you may be able to get financial assistance with the cost – ask at student services for more info.

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Hope you can make it!


Sign up for a 20 minute session looking at the ambulance service and emergency care. Mark Wheeler, a paramedic, will be talking you through this amazing training ambulance (complete with patient) and there will be the opportunity to ask questions. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in working in healthcare for UCAS personal statements, CVs, apprenticeship applications or to find out more about careers in this area. Don't miss out! 

There will also be a large range of stalls in the Sports Hall representing careers in the NHS alongside universities, employers, gap year providers and volunteer organisations from 10am – 2.30pm on the 24 Jan.

To  book your slot, click on the link below (max 6 students per slot). Slots are first come first served.







Linguastars is a two-day summer school on the 27-28 June 2019 which is free to Year 12 students of French, Spanish or German, who are interested in studying a new language at university. The summer school aims to give students an experience of studying languages at university, enabling them to have a taste of various aspects of life as a language student, both academically and socially. With places available for both day and overnight delegates, students will take part in a variety of engaging and interactive workshops designed to develop and improve their language skills.

There are two options at Linguastars;
1. Take part in workshops in your A-level language (French, Spanish or German), or
2. Study a beginners’ language such as Italian, Portuguese, Latin or Arabic (no experience necessary)

The two days will also include taster sessions in other languages (such as Thai and Japanese), workshops in other areas related to foreign language study (such as film studies, linguistics and translation studies), talks about applying to study languages at university and inspirational talks from guest speakers.

Bookings are now open for individual Year 12 students. Please complete the application form with the required details by 17:00 on Friday 29th March 2019. We will inform you via email after this date if you have been selected to attend the event, and further details with then follow. 

To express an interest in Linguastars 2019, please fill in this form




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