Sixth Form News

Comic Relief Day (20 March 2021) - On Friday, students wore red and donated £1 (and sometimes more!) to help support Comic Relief. Charity Prefects collected over £300 in donations. The charity does a wide range of work, including donating meals to struggling families in the UK, helping healthcare workers reach remote places in Africa and buying warm clothing for refugees. They help communities with youth groups, one-to-one therapy sessions and more. Comic Relief also donates to

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Possible Delays to School Buses – 23rd – 26th April (12 March 2021) - The Wool roundabout will be closed from Friday 23rd April – Monday 26th April. There are diversions in place but it may cause delays to the buses.
Red Nose Day: Friday 19th March 2021 (12 March 2021) - WEAR SOMETHING RED FOR RED NOSE DAY: FRIDAY 19TH MARCH 2021 The Purbeck School Charity Prefects are looking to spread a little fun next week and asking students to wear something red for Red Nose Day.  In addition to their full uniform, students are invited to don their reddest socks, hair bands, face masks, hair tie or something similar and to bring in £1 donation to the charity. And if that

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World Book Day Celebration (9 March 2021) - Despite our obvious separation from each other at the moment, it was wonderful to see how the pupils at The Purbeck School pulled together to celebrate World Book Day. We received hundreds of photographs from students and there is little doubt that our students are highly creative and have a passion for reading. We would like to thank anyone who took the time to send in a World Book Day

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National Careers Week: Mathematics (1 March 2021) - This week is National Careers Week. Most jobs and careers will need you to use maths in some way and it’s particularly useful in job families like accountancy, banking and finance, management, environmental sciences, construction, engineering and manufacturing, medical technology, and science and research. If you want to explore careers in mathematics in further depth, we have the resources to support you. The Maths Careers website provides a range of resources, information and

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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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