NHS Dorset Healthcare

NHS Dorset Healthcare

  • November 13, 2018

On Wednesday 7th November representatives from NHS Dorset Healthcare came into school to promote Occupational Therapist Week and Year 12 and 13 students were given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the profession.  Kasey was the winner of their occupational quiz!

College Evening

College Evening

  • November 9, 2018

  As part of our Careers Fortnight, The Purbeck School are holding a College/Further Education provider Information Evening on Tuesday 13th November between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. The event will be open to all students, but particularly aimed at those in year 11, and students from other schools in the local area will be welcome. We are hoping this event will be informative and useful to students to see what opportunities

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Bath Spa University lecturer visits students at Purbeck

Bath Spa University lecturer visits students at Purbeck

  • November 9, 2018

As an early precursor to our Careers Fortnight, this week Dr Elaine Wainwright, lecturer of Psychology at Bath Spa University, gave a very informative and engaging presentation to Year 12 and 13 students of Psychology. Dr Wainwright gave an insight into the many fascinating topics studied by undergraduates at Bath Spa, and also provided information about subjected-related careers which include academic research, counselling and therapist occupations, as well as other

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Train to Teach

Train to Teach

  • September 26, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a teacher? What qualifications do I need to become a teacher? How much does it cost? How long does it take? I have a degree in one subject but want to teach another, can I still apply?  What financial help is available to me if I want to Train to Teach? …. find out the answers to all these questions and more!   On Thursday

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Dorset Echo article – Students from The Purbeck School visit Cambridge University

Dorset Echo article – Students from The Purbeck School visit Cambridge University

  • September 19, 2018

In the first week of term, 18 ‘high attainers and performers’ from Years 9 and 11 took a three-day residential trip to Downing College at Cambridge University. Read the full Dorset Echo article at the link below: https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/ 16882247.students-from-the-purbeck- school-visit-cambridge-university/

Outstanding result at Oxford University

Outstanding result at Oxford University

  • September 10, 2018

We are delighted to have received a commendation from Oxford University for one of our former Sixth Form Students Sam Brown. The university have sent a letter to Mr Darley :- “I thought you would like to hear from us about the outstanding result achieved by your former student Sam in his Prelims in MBiochem Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Sam came to us with a strong reference from The Purbeck

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Year 12 Mock Interview Day

Year 12 Mock Interview Day

  • July 23, 2018

On Thursday 16th July all of our Year 12 students were given the opportunity to have a mock interview in preparation for their university, Higher apprenticeship or employment applications.  The volunteer interviewers came from a wide range of local businesses which gave our students the best possible experience.  Prior to the interview students were nervous with anticipation, however as soon as they were seated nerves were taken over by adrenaline and

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LEGO Workshop

LEGO Workshop

  • July 20, 2018

We had an exciting opportunity with Bournemouth University STEM Outreach Programme, they visited School Friday 6th July 2018 to deliver a thrilling workshop to some of our female students in year 7, 8 and 9. This workshop combined design, engineering and programming with team work and problem solving skills.  Pupils worked in small teams to program and customise LEGO® EV3 robots to complete a series of tasks. This workshop focuses heavily

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Careers talks for Years 7, 8 and 9 students

Careers talks for Years 7, 8 and 9 students

  • July 9, 2018

On Monday 9th July, Year 7,8 and 9 students were treated to a series of short talks from Natalie Mason (Battens Solicitors), Andy Burnett (Chococo) and Tom Clarke (National Trust). The speakers talked about their career and their journey to where they are now,  delivering lots of hints and tips about employability skills, education being for life not just school, and the portfolio of jobs and activities that many people undertake

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Year 9 Employability Masterclass 2018

Year 9 Employability Masterclass 2018

  • June 28, 2018

With the assistance of local business employers and employees, 30 Year 9 students participated in a Young Enterprise ‘Employability Masterclass’. A practical workshop which enabled students to deepen their understanding of the skills, attitudes and personal qualities employers’ value and how this can be evidenced. The aim of the workshop was to help students become better equipped and ultimately prepared for the world of work. Students should be incredibly pleased

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