Sixth Form News

Picture of Hope for Food Logo Last Day for Donations – Hope for Food’s Appeal! (21 October 2021) - Like many other schools in Dorset, at The Purbeck School, we are supporting Hope for Food’s appeal for donations this autumn. We are asking for every member of our school community (including students, staff and governors) to bring in one item. In one week this October, every school will be able to donate at least 1,000 things that will help to make life better for people who are on the

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Picture of 098 Purbeck School - 24thSept2020 - Photo by Ash Mills Sixth Form Open Evening (14 October 2021) - Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 25th November 2021, 5pm to 7pm.  This event is for current Year 11 students who attend The Purbeck School as well as students from other schools.  Visit the exhibition stands for each subject and listen to the talks by the sixth form team on Higher Level Apprenticeships, Oxbridge and what it is like to be in the Sixth Form.
Picture of Cancer Support Total Raised Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning (13 October 2021) -   The Charity Team would like to thank everyone who participated in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning by buying cakes at Purbeck on Thursday. We are especially grateful to everyone who brought in their own cakes – they all looked absolutely delicious!  The winner of the best decorated cake competition was Felicity Munns from Year 8.   By selling cakes during break, lunch and the open evening, we were able to make

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Picture of office-for-national-statistics- Logo Richard Heys Talks about why to consider Economics as a future career (6 October 2021) -   After a pandemic related postponement, we were delighted to have ex sixth former Richard Heys back in school to give a talk on why to consider Economics as a future career and what the fast track civil service can offer.  Richard, deputy director of the Office on National Statistics, also included in his talk the effects of COVID-19 on our economy and how statistically higher grades create higher salaries

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Picture of 2 First Aid Enrichment Photo First Aid Enrichment (6 October 2021) - After many Covid-19 restrictions, over the past year, it was exciting to finally get our Wednesday First Aid enrichment back up and running. Our Year 12s will be learning an array of basic first aid skills including CPR over this half term.
Picture of Human Rights Conference Oct 2021 - Thumb The National STAND UP Schools’ Human Rights Conference 2021 (6 October 2021) - Year 13 students attended The National STAND UP Schools’ Human Rights Conference 2021 “FREE & EQUAL?” The students explored racial inequality within society: unboxing racial bias, challenging inequality and celebrating identity and inclusivity.  
Picture of Macmillan Cake Sale Oct 2021 Photo Macmillan Cake Sale – Baking? There’s muffin to it! (30 September 2021) - This Thursday, 7th October, the Sixth Form Charity Prefects will be holding Purbeck’s very own Macmillan Coffee Morning (but without the coffee!). It’s the world’s biggest coffee morning and, every year, it raises money for the charity so they can continue supporting people affected by cancer. This includes providing nurses and information to people suffering from cancer and their loved ones. Macmillan also takes part in campaigning and working with the government

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Picture of 1_badge_the_purbeck_school_ocr_sport-smh Sixth Form OCR Sport Students (15 September 2021) - As a department we have decided to have a kit for the Sixth Form OCR sport students.  We have made a deal with the sports firm Pendle and we have opened a club shop where you can purchase the kit we have chosen. Please click the link: https://the-purbeck-school.pendlesportswear.co.uk/. Each item will have the specialised Purbeck School OCR sport badge and the students initials to personalise them to the individuals. This

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Picture of Sophie Waylen Memorial Tree Thumb Sophie Waylen Memorial Tree (14 September 2021) - As members of our school community will remember, last year we lost Sophie Waylen weeks after she had left our sixth form to begin her undergraduate studies at University West of England in Bristol. Since Sophie’s passing, the school and Sophie’s family have collaborated in continued remembrance of her many wonderful qualities including her vitality, good humour and dedication to studying. In July, the inaugural Sophie Waylen Prize for Excellence

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Picture of Rwanda Class - Thumb Purbeck students’ run makes it quarter of the way to Rwanda by foot (23 July 2021) - Students and staff break new school fundraising record and raise £2,400. Since the launch of our annual #PurbeckRunToRwanda on 28th May, The Purbeck School’s students and staff took part in sponsored running and walking, together aiming to make up the 6,088 miles between Wareham and Kigali, Rwanda. Add this to the combination of a non-uniform day, ice-cream sales and sport activities, which were all organised by Charity Prefects, means that all donations add up

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