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 School. If you attended our sixth form please join the group and spread the
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 the Royal Society of Chemistry). Students worked with Bath post graduates to discover whether
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 portion of his skull due to having suffered a brain injury but only months later played a
Following a series of formal interviews the 2018-19 Senior Student Leadership Team are ready to get going after the exam season has finished. Head Girl Imogen Radestock and Head Boy Joshua Turner lead this year’s team that also comprises of House Captains, Welfare prefects, Charity prefects, Media prefects and a Sixth Form photographer. The team will formally start their duties at the Year 6 transition day on the 5th of July.
In May, Julian Black, a serving Magistrate came in to talk to our Year 12 students about the criminal justice system in the UK and the role of the Magistrates’ Court. He gave an interesting talk which challenged students’ thinking about what goes on in a Magistrates’ Court and gave students an opportunity to take part in a debate about what course of action could be taken given a fictitious
On Thursday 3rd of May, the Year 13 Awards Evening was held in the Purbeck Hall to celebrate the academic success of students and also the many ways in which they have contributed to the school and the community. The evening began with the Prefect and House Captain Awards receiving recognition for the many activities they have run for the whole school including raising money for charity, supporting students through the
We are delighted and extremely proud to announce that Josh, one of our year 12 students, has been selected to participate in the Sutton Trust US programme this summer. He will experience a taste of life at a leading American university. Josh went through a rigorous selection process and has been chosen as one of 150 students from an original pool of over 1,000 applicants. Josh will be heading to
On the 28th March our Year 12 students joined UCAS experts, university representatives, and industry professionals at this unique, campus based event. With inspirational talks, topical seminars, application process advice, and interactive stands, students found out about life on a university campus, and had the opportunity to ask current students from a range of universities what it’s really like to study a certain subject. It was a great day out
Throughout the week of the 5th of February, I attended work experience at a factory for the cosmetics company ‘LUSH’. The staff at the factory were very welcoming and kept me busy all week, so made sure I got the most out of my short time. The factory is made up of multiple departments. The departments I visited include the following; Bubbles, Soaps, Digital fulfilment, Ballistics (bath bombs) and massage products.
On the first week of February, I attended 5 days of work experience at David James Architects and Partners Ltd. I was extremely lucky to get a placement at such a professional workplace with friendly and enthusiastic staff. What is it they do exactly? David James and partners give a full architectural service from the initial design through to building completion. Director, Laurie kept me on my toes throughout the