The Purbeck School is delighted to report some fantastic achievements by its students in their A levels/level 3 qualifications. Adam Darley, Headteacher commented: “This is the first set of external exams that this group of young people sat, as their GCSE results had been awarded during the Covid pandemic. In what has been a changing picture to the national landscape with the exam boards moving back to pre pandemic measures
On Thursday the 8th June, we were fortunate enough to have Iwan from Cardiff University talk to parents and students from years 10, 11 and 12 about university life and student finance. He explained the recent changes to student finance and how graduates pay off their loan after university. This was along side our careers advisor and UCAS coordinator Michelle Scott, who talked about degree apprenticeships and how they vary
On Tuesday 18th April our Year 12 students headed to Bournemouth University for the annual UCAS Higher Education and Apprenticeship Conference. On site there were exhibitors from UK universities, along with apprenticeship providers. Students were able to ask questions, gather information and even grab the odd freebie such as: tote bags, pens and rather striking red sunglasses!
On Sunday 5th March, a group of sixth formers, Mr Tarbard as well as a surprise entry from Mr Basford, ran the Weymouth 10km to help raise sponsorship for the NSPCC. All students ran incredibly well and to their maximum potential all coming in under 1 hour 18 minutes, which was extremely impressive, considering how hard the first 2km was and how many students had never run that distance before.
Over the last three weeks, students, parents and staff have been donating chocolate selection boxes, with the collection being given to the local charity Hope for Food. As well as offering warm food and clothing at their twice weekly ‘Community Meals’ throughout the year, Hope for Food provide Christmas hampers for those in need, and the chocolate boxes are an addition to other festive fare. Assistant Headteacher Simon Holmes said,
We are looking forward to welcoming last year’s Year 13 students back for their Awards Evening onThursday. Food and drink will be provided.
On Wednesday 23rd November each of our Year 12 students attended a mock job interview with a local employer, in preparation for their one week work placement in February. The Purbeck Hall was buzzing and feedback from both the students and the visitors was extremely positive. We are very lucky to be based within such a supportive local community and thank all of the local employer /employees who gave up
Our sixth form students were given the opportunity to attend an engineering talk from Stephen Turnock, who is the Head of Department of Civil, Maritime, and Environmental Engineering at University of Southampton. Stephen offers a vast amount of knowledge in all areas relating to engineering and we were very lucky to be able to provide our students such an informative insight into studying engineering at university.
In preparation for the Purbeck School Careers Fair next week, we invited in 3 local employees: a freelance photographer, an apprentice from Dorset Council and a National Trust Ranger to talk about their career. The visitors were all passionate about their job and talked to students about their journey from school to today, the route they took within their education and training routes. The visitors shared key facts about their careers
On Wednesday 23rd November, Purbeck played their first Sixth Form basketball game of the season against Milton Abbey School. Purbeck fielded a highly inclusive team with a mixture of sixth form boys, girls and three year 11 students. The game was played in incredibly good spirit with ex-Purbeck teacher, Ed Lynn, inviting the students over to Milton Abbey after Christmas for a rematch. Purbeck started brightly with their five strongest