Thank you to all who attended our Sixth Form 'Approaches to Revision' evening on 26th March.
We hope that you will find the tips and strategies useful and that these will assist in supporting your children through the next few months.
A copy of the presentation slides is available via the following link:
Chris WhitingAssistant Headteacher | Head of Sixth Form
On Thursday 26th March, the Music Department held its annual Spring Gala Concert. Many students were involved, performing both curricular and extra-curricular music.
Big Band’s Little Brother opened the show with an upbeat performance of ‘The Bare Necessities’. Then our String Orchestra, led by Julian Pentz, changed the mood with a performance of ‘Blow Away the Morning Dew’ arranged by Boyle. Other highlights in the first half included two Rock Band performances from our current Year 10 GCSE cohort, performing music that they are preparing for their GCSE examination performance. The first half finished in a spectacular style with ‘Male Chorus’, led by Mr Llion Williams featuring some fabulous falsesetto singing!
Ousedale Big Band opened the second half led by Mrs Griffiths, featuring the vocal talents of Tara Lewis singing ‘Blue Skies’. The high standard of music continued with Anacrusis performing a beautiful arrangement of ‘How Long Will I Love You’ by Goulding. A solo piano performance by Rosia Li, 7NL, stunned the audience and finally, Ousedale Concert Orchestra rounded off the evening with a rousing performance of ‘Skyfall’, by Adele.
The Music Department would like to thank our sound and lighting team, stage crew plus all musicians who worked so hard to prepare for the concert.
The full programme of events can be viewed via the following link:
Please see the link below for important information for Year 11 students and parents. Links to Leavers forms are also provided.
The objective of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships. The overarching theme of the week is a challenge to us all to think about how much we really know about apprenticeships; they are a way of working and learning at the same time.
To find out further details you can:
Apprenticeships are available in over 170 industries including aerospace, fashion, broadcast media and finance; they cover more than 1500 different job roles. Since 2010, over 2 million apprenticeships have started in England and there are up to 17,000 apprenticeships vacancies available online at any time. After completing an apprenticeship, the majority (90%) will stay in employment and 64% will stay with the same employer. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices under 19 is £2.73 per hour. Many employers pay more and the average apprentice takes home around £170 per week.
Taking an apprenticeship means spending some time in the classroom. The lessons you learn will be directly related to the job you’re doing; it’s nothing like being at school. You can start an apprenticeship following Year 11 and you’ll receive at least 280 hours of guided learning every year. It’s free of charge to register with the National Apprenticeship Service; on their website you can search for apprenticeship jobs under the vacancies section.
Some other things you might not know:
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