Mentoring 2019 at The Purbeck School

Mentoring 2019 at The Purbeck School

We are half way through our mentoring programme 2019. Our fantastic year 11s are being mentored by our talented sixth formers in both years 12 and 13. Both year groups really do find the process incredibly rewarding, supporting and developing key skills as well as providing opportunities to discuss revision strategies (top tips!). Great effort all.

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Sixth Former Welfare Team

Sixth Former Welfare Team

Sixth Former Welfare Team have launched this week their new drop in welfare service to the lower school pupils. The sixth formers have undergone in-house mentor training and studied for a Young Mental Health Champion qualification. The service is available to pupils every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday lunchtimes.

Entrepreneurial youngsters raise over £700 for charity on one morning

Entrepreneurial youngsters raise over £700 for charity on one morning

On the 21st December, students from one of Dorset’s top performing sixth forms, The Purbeck School in Wareham, spent the morning touring Wareham’s high street and local businesses raising money for two charities:  Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the public. We had a fantastic warm

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A Christmas pudding with legs, a bottle of beer and a turkey?  It must be the Purbeck Sixth Form Charity Dress Up Day…

A Christmas pudding with legs, a bottle of beer and a turkey? It must be the Purbeck Sixth Form Charity Dress Up Day…

This Friday, the 21st of December, The Purbeck School 6th Form charity team will be holding their much loved Christmas costume dress up day where students of the 6th form will be going round the school, Wareham and Swanage between 8:50-10:50 with a festive smile on their face.  Money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Research and the

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6th Form Netball Match

6th Form Netball Match

Purbeck 18 v St Edward 18 This was the 6th formers’ first match of the season and although the winter weather had arrived they did not let it affect their performance. All the way through the score was neck and neck, we would score followed by them scoring. They had a very tall shooter who was difficult

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Sixth Form Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening

We warmly invite you to: The Purbeck School Sixth Form Open Evening   Thursday 22nd November 5.30pm to 7 pm With excellent academic results, Oxbridge entrants, award winning teachers, enrichment activities and trips, spacious and modern facilities; the Sixth Form offers a superb pathway to future careers. Teaching  staff will be available  to speak to and there will

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Sixth Form Waterpark trip

Sixth Form Waterpark trip

  Team building part 1 On Tuesday 18th September, 41 of our students in both years 12 and 13 had an action packed afternoon at The Dorset Waterpark. There were certainly many highs with photographic evidence to prove just that! Fantastic effort from all participants and we look forward to the next sixth form event!  

Sixth Form Alumni Facebook group

Sixth Form Alumni Facebook group

We have now set up a Sixth Form Alumni group on Facebook so that we can keep in contact with our past sixth form students and see what they are up to now. We will be able to let you know of events and would love to build up our community of students from the Purbeck

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Aspirin Synthesis & Spectroscopy Workshop

Aspirin Synthesis & Spectroscopy Workshop

Year 12 Chemistry students have been developing their organic synthesis and analysis skills with help from Bath University post graduate Chemistry students.  Students planned a synthetic route for the synthesis of aspirin and then carried it out in the lab. The product was then purified and analysed using melting point and an infra-red spectrometer (provided by

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David O’Mahoney – talk for Year 12 students

David O’Mahoney – talk for Year 12 students

On Thursday 5th July David O’Mahoney delivered an exceptional talk to our year 12 about his life. David left a career job to join the Armed forces in 2009. His life went from escorting Her Majesty the Queen on Ceremonial State occasions, to suddenly having to fight for his life. He woke up in an intensive care ward, missing a large

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