Sixth Form News

Y12 Product Design and Business Studies (1 December 2020) - Students recently joined a session focused on Amazon and the success of the online retailer, attributing a lot of their success to their use of technology and innovation. Delivered by Aberystwyth University, students were able to experience a highly engaging and topical session, providing a real insight into industry in action from a Business and Product perspective.
NHS Virtual NHS Work Experience Event (24 November 2020) - During October half term a selection of our year 12 and 13 students participated in a NHS Virtual Work Experience Event.  This included a one-day introduction to midwifery,  an insight into a career in medicine, and an introduction into Allied Health Professions (including paramedics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy).  The virtual one-day opportunities were designed to provide some of the most important points students might have learnt in real-world work experience in

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The Purbeck school Alumni (20 October 2020) - On Wednesday 14th October we were delighted that one of our ex students Keren Austria came into school to meet a group of budding Law students and discussed her pathway into Law. She talked to the students about the different pathways available and well as explaining her journey to where she is now. Keren offered to help any students who would like to apply for work experience or wanted some

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Sixth Form Enrolment Day – Monday 7th September (4 September 2020) - Applicants should have received letter detailing times to enrol. External applicants should enrol on Monday between 11.30am and 12.30pm. If you have any questions, please email Mrs Rayner, Head of Sixth Form, at drayner@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk.
Well done to Year 13! (13 August 2020) - Huge congratulations to all our Year 13 students who have received their A level grades today. It has certainly been a year like no other in terms of how the grades have been awarded. Exam boards have used an algorithm based on previous results alongside the grades put through by school teachers. The vast majority of students have gained the grades that they require to go to the University of

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Year 12 Students – Back to School (4 June 2020) - Dear Year 12 student, Year 12 Schedule In order to provide you with some face to face tuition this side of the summer break with your subject teachers, I have attached a schedule of sessions for you to come into school to participate in. The schedule The schedule is based on the two weeks starting from the 15th June (it is likely that this schedule will be repeated in the following

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Business Studies – Extending learning beyond the classroom (27 February 2020) - 12 Year 12 Business students completed an Insight Day at Bournemouth University on Wednesday 26th February. Students were given a brief and within 2 hours had to prepare a pitch for a new product and a launch event for BU Sport. Students worked collaboratively on their pitch, giving them all a real flavour for University working life. Students then only had 5 minutes to explain what their product was and

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Bournemouth University Social Sciences Insight Day (10 February 2020) - Firstly, the professor introduced some of the sociology-related courses available to us including sociology and criminology as well as sociology and anthropology just to name a few and asked for our understanding of what each subject involved. She then went on to tell us about a real life case she was involved in regarding the capability of foreign parents to adapt their parental methods to conform to our laws and

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Sixth Form Applications (5 February 2020) - For further information on applying to The Purbeck School Sixth Form please see our ‘How to Apply’ page Alternatively please email with any queries. Deadline for applications is Monday 10th February
Truth or Lies?! (3 February 2020) - The enrichment session undertaken by the Geography team on the 29th January comprised of a climate change spin – ‘truth or lies’?  Students were encouraged to challenge their thinking on whether climate change is actually happening and the evidence that currently exists to prove and disprove this – with a classic David Attenborough input, it’s not a Geography session without him! Sixth formers were fully engaged in contributing as a

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