Sixth Form Open Evening- November 2022

Thank you to all the parents/carers and students who came along to the Sixth Form open evening at Southam College on Thursday. It was a brilliant atmosphere with over 220 visitors attending the event. Well done to the Head students Simona and Sophie for their excellent speech. Thank you to the Year 12 Prefects for showing our visitors around the school and being excellent role models.

We would also like to say well done to the Year 12 & 13 student ‘Subject Ambassadors’ for their dedication and effort to lead stalls. A special thank you to all the teachers who gave up their evening to showcase our wonderful Sixth Form subject departments. We look forward to receiving your Sixth Form applications and meeting with you during the interview process.

Mr Bradbury (Head of Sixth Form) and the Sixth Form pastoral team.

Yr12 Work Experience placement

Welcome to Nuffield Research Placements

The NRP programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).

https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/

Biology PPE revision sessions

Biology PPE revision sessions are running afterschool on Wednesday 2nd November and Wednesday 9th of November in lab 2 with Mrs Sharpe for students from 11C, 11M and 11G.

This will be supported past paper practice so please bring your revision guide along.

Schools Climate Assembly

Our Year 12 and 13 Geographers have had an inspiring day at the Schools Climate Assembly in Sheffield.

They took part in workshops, created action plans and heard from some brilliant speakers including Chris Packham, Megan McCubbin and Scarlett Westbrook. The Green Schools Project were impressed with their action plans and they are looking forward to sharing them back at school.

Well done everybody!

A Level Biology Success Sessions

Different topics covered every week, run by your biology teachers for extra revision and support.

First session 31st October for Year 13 on Transport in Animals.

See Mrs Ferguson in Lab 1 for more details.

Sixth Form Football

Wednesday afternoon saw the 6th form team take the short trip to Princethorpe for a football fixture. 

On a small pitch, Southam struggled to keep possession of the ball despite a number of half chances that were offered up. Once Southam got used to the pitch the team clicked through the gears and opened the scoring through an own goal after a free kick from James. Cam had a couple of chances as well as being a strong attacking presence all game. Unfortunately, Princethorpe levelled against the run of play before more good attacking play gave Southam a corner. Southam scored a 2nd goal with there being some debate as to whether Will scored or if it was an own goal! Southam had chance to extend their lead further from the penalty spot but the effort was saved. A 3rd goal did come for the hardworking Cam. 

The second half continued in much the same way with lots of neat play but lacking the final pass to score more goals. Xian made a great double save before Cam grabbed his 2nd of the game and the final goal of the game to give Southam a 4-1 win. 

A good team performance with a comfortable win. Well done gents. 

Mr Turton 

Well done to our year 12 Biologists! 

We have spent the last week learning about the biochemical structure of carbohydrates and students used a variety of materials to create models of the monosaccharides alpha-glucose, beta-glucose, ribose, deoxyribose as well as the polysaccharide cellulose.

Great work year 12 from Mrs Sharpe.

‘INFECTION CONTROL: DO NOT ENTER’

Year 13 Health and Social Care students got creative during their lesson looking at infection control. Students were able to identify the positive impact that hand sanitiser has at working to protect us from infection and disease, as well as seeing how quickly infection rates can spread. Well done YR13!

Mrs Ridley