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Sixth Form Safeline talks on Relationships and Sex Education

Over the last 3 weeks, during the month of May, we have welcomed Colin and his colleagues from Safeline into school as part of a whole school safeguarding strategy. Safeline is a specialist charity that works to prevent sexual violence and abuse, where they also support those affected to cope and recover. We really appreciated the time and expertise from the external professionals who delivered thought provoking and informative educational sessions for our year 12 and 13 students. We wanted to raise awareness about how to help prevent and address sexual violence and abuse, but the sessions were specifically targeted for 16-18 year olds as the importance of the topic was related to University life, nightlife and also the workplace. 

The sessions started with reminding students about the importance of what consent is. Students learned about the laws, also reflecting on how the influence of alcohol, drugs and age can all impact on consent. The session then moved onto the difference between harassment and sexual assault, and what would happen if allegations of an offence are made. We learned about real life data and statistics, the sanctions and the criminal justice system procedures should this occur. An important message was given to students that we do have the power to act, to safeguard and report should we ever be concerned for someone. Students also went on to learn about sharing and sending explicit images over social media, revenge pornography and also employment law in relation to sexual abuse in the workplace. Students also learned about coercive control and the sessions ended with being signposted to support services for further information, advice or guidance. Students were also reminded of our internal safeguarding sytems should anyone want further support. 

Students in the Sixth Form will continue with Relationships and Sex Education during Character Education lessons and tutor time sessions as part of our Personal Development curriculum. But we always value and appreciate the expertise of external professionals coming into school so a special thank you to Colin and his team for the commitment over the last 3 weeks to ensure our Year 12 and year 13 students received such important education. 

The Sixth Form Team

“In Conversation with Dr Julie Smith”

On Tuesday 9th May, 26 Year 12 Psychology and Sixth Form Wellbeing Team society students went along to Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick. We booked tickets to see “In Conversation with Dr Julie Smith”. Dr Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist and author of No 1 Sunday Times Best Seller book Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before. Dr Julie is a popular online Psychology specialist who has 4.2 million followers on TikTok by sharing content about everyday mental health matters. 

Degree Apprenticeship Radiation Dosimetrist (Leicester)


We will support you to gain a B.Sc. (Hons) in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology). This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to enter a field that is short of trained workers, with the aim of ensuring that you are eligible to join the Register of Clinical Technologists at the end of the training period.

BakerHicks Work Experience

Our work experience scheme is designed to help build your practical abilities, interpersonal skills and creative capabilities ready to start a career in design and engineering.

The BakerHicks offering gives you the opportunity to be mentored by a professional and supportedby experienced designers and engineers as you work through challenging tasks inspired by some of BakerHicks’ flagship projects.

Materials Testing Technician Apprentice

CEMEX UK OPERATIONS LIMITED We’re looking for a fearless apprentice who can make their mark with CEMEX. Your positive and service-focused attitude will shine through, and you’ll naturally innovate by sharing great ideas within the business. Duties will include testing and developing the performance of construction materials such as Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, Mortars and Screed.

Charity Week 2023

Next week is our annual charity week where we will be raising money for our chosen charity Dogs for Good.  We are also celebrating the King’s Coronation and supporting acts of volunteering. 

Please see the schedule of events taking place on Weds – Friday. To pay £2 for tickets to the ‘Lunchtime Live’ concert on Friday 5th May, please go on ParentPay.  We ask that all students bring cash to spend next week for the cake sales, raffles and other activities taking place. 

It is also non-uniform day on Thursday 4th May.  Please pay your donations on ParentPay by this Friday.

Thanks to all students and tutors for planning the fun 

Engineering Mechatronics Apprentice


We are offering a 48 month level 3 apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance (Mechatronics). Day to day you will: Work in a hands-on manner to actively maintain, fault-find and repair mechanical, electrical and mechatronic systems. Support the installation and commission of new equipment and study for your apprenticeship qualification.

Year 12 Psychologists – Models of excellence!

Well done to our year 12 Psychologists for creating such high quality, exemplary pieces of home learning for your final “independent section” of your AS journey this year, the Biopsychology topic. 

Throughout the course, we encourage our students to take responsibility for certain specification areas for each unit, by “flip learning” and allowing students to have their own creative flare on how they want to learn the material. I was so impressed by the amount of time, effort and dedication put into the pieces created by the group. Take a look at the snapshots of work from our 12D class! I am excited to see what you create for your revision tools in the coming weeks now!

Keep up the brilliant attitude and drive towards the AS exams year 12! We believe in you all. 

Keble College, Oxford Outreach Update | Outreach Opportunities – Welcome to Summer Term 2023

Keble Admissions Webinars:

These sessions are open to students at any UK state school, and there are two dedicated sessions for parents/carers. Feedback from last year was that these webinars were very useful to attendees, so we are happy to make them a permanent fixture in Keble’s outreach calendar. All sessions will be delivered using Zoom.

Programme (some sessions are repeated):

  • Oxford Explained: Tuesday 30th May 4-5pm
  • Personal Statements for Top Universities: Wednesday 31st May 11am-12pm
  • Preparing for Oxford Interviews: Wednesday 31st May 4-5pm
  • Admissions Tests at Oxford: Thursday 1st June 4-5pm
  • Oxford Explained: Friday 2nd June 11am-12pm
  • Ask an Oxford Student – Q&A Panel: Monday 5th June 5-6pm
  • Preparing for Oxford Interviews: Tuesday 13th June 4-5pm
  • Personal Statements for Top Universities: Wednesday 14th June 4-5pm
  • Oxford Explained for Parents & Carers: Monday 19th June 6-7pm
  • Oxford Explained for Parents & Carers: Tuesday 11th July 6-7pm

For more registration forms for all events, please visit

Keble Theology Essay Prize

Great to have on a personal statement, even if you just apply to do it. It can show your passion and interest in the subject. It is open to sixth form students until Friday 9th June. Cash prizes are on offer for the best response of up to 1500 words to one of the following questions:

1. What does the concept of creation ex nihilo tell us about the nature of God?

2. Can contemporary times be described as ‘a secular age’?

3. In what sense, if any, is religious faith rational?

4. Who/What is the most important in the interpretation of biblical texts: the author, the text, the reader(s), or something else altogether?

5. Given that God is agreed to be unknowable, how have theologians justified claims to have knowledge of God?

Full details and an entry form are available here. The Outreach team are particularly keen to encourage students from the state sector to enter this competition!

Taster Days = includes demonstrations of interviews and academic sessions, as well as chances to meet current students

Balliol College = Chemistry = Monday 15th May *open to Y12 students from UK state schools*
form: Balliol College Chemistry Taster Day 2023 ( = deadline: 5pm Friday 21st April

Balliol College = Physics = Monday 22nd May *open to Y12 students from UK state schools*
form: Balliol College Physics & Philosophy Taster 2023 ( = deadline: 5pm Friday 5th May

Somerville College = Young Carers Insight Day = 31st May (also livestreamed) *open to young carers in Y12 from UK state schools*
form: this form = deadline: 5pm 19th May

Lincoln College = Study Days with interest in Humanities or Physics / Engineering = 31st May (also livestreamed) *open to Y12 students from ‘non-traditional Oxbridge backgrounds’ and UK state schools. Free accommodation and support available for travel costs*

 = deadline: noon Monday 5th June

MFL Faculty inc. French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Modern Greek, Czech, and Polish (including if you have never studied the language before) = Saturday 13th May *open to Y12 students from UK state schools*
form: register attendance here

Christ Church = MFL = Thursday 1st June *open to Y12 students UK state schools currently studying languages*
form: MFL Faculty inc. French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Modern Greek, Czech, and Polish (including if you have never studied the language before) = Saturday 13th May *open to Y12 students from ‘non-traditional Oxbridge backgrounds’ and UK state schools. Free accommodation and support available for travel costs*
form: Christ Church Modern Languages Study Day webpage

Christ Church = women in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) = Tuesday 30th May *open to Y12 students UK state schools*
form: To find out more and to apply, please visit the Christ Church Women in PPE Day webpage

Wadham College = summer school in Classics / MFL / Biology / Human Sciences = 21st-25th August *open to Y12 students UK state schools*
form: deadline = 5pm 5th May

St John’s College = Geography / Chemistry / Maths and Computer Science / MFL = multiple dates *open to Y12 students UK state schools. Travel costs available*
form: Click here to find out more about our Study Days and apply. deadline = various


Our school charity are bringing in some training dogs and puppies at lunch next Wednesday.  if you would like the chance to meet a puppy, and learn about how they are trained, please click the link and fill in the form.  This is open to students in all year groups.    

Places are limited to 100 students.  In the event of over subscription, names will be picked at random. 

Please see your HOH if you have any questions

Degree Apprenticeship Accountancy/Tax (Birmingham)


At Mazars we’ll help you build on your expertise, experience and ambition to develop a rewarding and successful career. We want you to be yourself, to bring your ideas and creativity and to feel inspired as part of our national tax team. Providing financial information and advice to different organisations.