Sixth Form News

How grades will be awarded and determined by teachers in the summer. (26 February 2021) - Dear Parent /Carer, Following yesterday’s announcement from the government, we want to publish these posters that summarise the key details on how grades will be awarded and determined by teachers in the summer. How GCSEs AS and A levels will be awarded in summer 2021.pdf How vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in 2021.pdf
Full Reopening of The Purbeck School on 8th March 2021 (24 February 2021) - Full opening of the Purbeck School pdf Dear Parent/Carer, As I am sure you are aware, we have had the welcome announcement that the school can fully reopen to all students from Monday March 8th. Part of the Government reopening strategy requires the school to test students as they return using the Lateral Flow Test kits. The current aim is to test all students three times in school between the

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Wellbeing and Transition Week with The University of Bath (11 February 2021) - Hear from current students about how they dealt with the chaos of no exams, applying to university and keeping motivated with the disruptions of lockdown. Join our athletes to find out how they deal with setbacks and overcome adversary and many more tips. Find out more and to book sessions at: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/be-ready-half-term-february/ or contact the tam at: beready@bath.ac.uk
BOOST Skills (9 February 2021) - FEB HALF TERM ONLINE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING Each holiday period BOOST delivers online employability skills training to students. Training is separate and specific for each of KS3, KS4 and KS5 students. See a brief video on the course structure, learning outcomes, 7 modules, PDF summaries and Learning Logs (the 21 page booklet the students receive) and the certificate on completion on YouTube HERE. See a whole module on KS4 “why do I need to

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STEM Events – Coming up Soon! (5 February 2021) - Prior to 8th March, we have some excellent STEM talks lined up, ranging from Attachment in Psychology to Parasites & Proteins in Biochemistry. Each session will have direct connections with students’ existing studies but will also provide enrichment, further ‘reading’, and an insight into how study and research into these topics evolves at university level. February 11 @ 11:15 – 12:15 Geography/Sciences: Water and Ice on Mars with Sheffield (KS5) Find out more »

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Application for Sixth Form – Deadline 10th February 2021 (3 February 2021) - With just a week left before the application deadline of 10th February 2021, now is the time to consider which subjects you would like to study.  You can watch videos for each of the subjects we offer below, apply on-line or request a personal virtual meeting with a member of our Sixth Form team. Make sure you know how to apply for Sixth Form at The PurbeckSchool. Here’s how: https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/sixth-form/how-to-apply/

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Struggling to cope? Text SHOUT to 85258 (22 January 2021) - Resources for texters. Below you’ll find resources and tips for helping support you when you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. If you are struggling to cope and need immediate support, you can text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to speak to one of our trained volunteers for free and confidentially. If your life is at imminent risk, please call the emergency services on 999. https://giveusashout.org/get-help/resources/
BTEC, Cambridge Nationals, and Cambridge Technicals (6 January 2021) -   Dear Parent/Carer, BTEC, Cambridge Nationals, and Cambridge Technicals. Following the Secretary of State’s announcement today we have made the decision to cancel all of our BTEC, Cambridge Nationals, and Cambridge Technical exams that were due to be taken this half term. We have therefore cancelled the examinations this half term for the following courses: Year 11 Sport: OCR Nationals Level 2 Year 11 Health & Social Care BTEC Level

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Annual Sixth Form Charity Dress Up Day (18 December 2020) - Here at The Purbeck School Sixth Form we take pride in our most favourite day of the year: The . After months of online lessons prior to the summer holidays, we are back in school and have recently been preparing our costumes for the last day of term when we hope to spread some Christmas Spirit throughout the school. The sixth formers have selected the local Wareham foodbank as one

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A Level Certificates (17 December 2020) - Please come and collect them from reception, some students still haven’t collected theirs from 2018! We close for Christmas at 1pm Friday 18th December 2020 and reopen Tuesday 5th January 2021.