In2scienceUK programme

The In2scienceUK programme offers Year 12 – or equivalent aged – students the chance to gain real-world experience, expert insights and practical support to help kickstart your future career in STEM.

Forensic Lecture

Computing and Criminology students took part in a forensic investigation lecture delivered by Richard a forensic expert from Birmingham University.
Our students were given an insight into the world of digital forensics, developing investigative skills and knowledge about how the smallest of details allow us to see the bigger picture. 

Crime Scenes

This week year 13s have been learning about how different types of evidence are processed from a crime scene. This has included various types of evidence such as fingerprints, blood, saliva, soil and insects. 
Huge THANK YOU to the science technicians who have made the samples for the lessons. 
Mrs Southworth

IBM Apprenticeships

At IBM, work is more than a job—it’s a calling. To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/employment/entrylevel/

The British Library – Workshop

On Friday afternoon A level English Language students took part in workshop run by The British Library on accents and dialects that Mrs Jeffs had kindly arranged. This topic forms part of their studies on the influences of English language such as gender, class, ethnicity and occupation.
Initially we were guided through lexical variations- do you know what it is to ‘puggle’? What would you use as a synonym of attractive? And how the popularity of slang words wavers when it moves from an aspect of youth dialect to become mainstream- ‘no one says ‘peng’ anymore Mum!’

Students were challenged to identify accents of people reading Mr Tickle- with quite a lot of success (even differentiating between Northern and Southern Irish). They were also asked to identify whether they use long or short vowel sounds in ‘bath…grass…after.’ (Most used the long vowel more typically associated with the south and Received Pronunciation!)
Lastly they explored grammatical changes such as the proliferation of ‘like’ both used as a filler ‘it was like amazing’ and as a way of quoting someone ‘he was like I can hear you.’ Surprisingly we learnt that this was not a hangover of the MTV generation and watching too many American teen dramas but could actually be traced back to northern England and the Victorian era (who like knew?)
In conclusion students offered their own dialectal words for @voicesofEnglish twitter ‘words of the week’… drip/drippy (meaning nice uniform/clothing) and bundalenger (attractive). So watch this space if they make the cut…

Technology Degree Apprenticeship (Warwick)

West Midlands Technology Degree Apprenticeship 2022A

CCENTURE (UK) LIMITED

An apprenticeship at Accenture offers a perfect blend of training, mentorship, and a head start to a career in technology. Not to mention a full salary and BSc degree at the end of the programme. If you have a passion for technology, your talents could see you creating innovative solutions, helping our clients transform the way they do business.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000025297