Faye's Fortnightly Email

The fortnightly email from the Head of Sixth Form to our students

Hello KS5,

Well done to all of you who received external exam unit results this week. Lots of positive vocational results both for Y12 and Y13, as well as phenomenal Y13 EPQ results (100% A*-A!) Current Year 12 EPQ students have been working their socks off this week making a pretty impressive-looking papier-mâché planet Mars...

Year 12 and Year 13 reports have now been completed and will be published on G4S on Monday. Please do spend some time looking at comments, targets and data as there is a lot of important information included to ensure you achieve success. We will also be informing your parents about the reports so it would also be useful having discussions with them about any areas for development.

Can I also remind you about procedures for signing out of college during lesson time. If you have a genuine reason not to attend a lesson or leave a lesson part way through (for example due to an orthodontist or hospital appointment) it is imperative that you let Rosie or Melissa know and that you sign out at main reception. This is a legal requirement and staff are expected to do the same.

Please read all notices below:

Project Trust Gap Year Charity

Thanks to the Y12s who attended the presentation from Project Trust about gap year options once you have finished college. I know that there are lots of really valuable and exciting opportunities out there and I have already spoken to some people about their potential options - the world really is your oyster! More information below:

Gap Year in Africa, Asia or Latin America with Project Trust

Study Lounge

We have started a regular after school 'Study Lounge' for KS5. You will be able to access IT1 every evening from 3.20 - 5.00pm to revise, complete homework and consolidate your learning. For some students, this will form a compulsory part of their intervention programme.

Year 12 Usborne Publishing Work Experience

Any of you interested in a career in publishing or the media would really benefit from an exciting work experience placement in August in London with Usborne Publishing. Accommodation and transport are provided. Applications are now open and close on 5th April. More information here:


Year 12 Hospital Work Experience

We have been invited to submit applications for a work experience programme aimed at Year 12 students who are wanting to pursue a career in medicine or nursing. It offers 30 students the opportunity to shadow final year medical students from the University of Nottingham. This year, it will be held in July at the QMC and/or City Hospital in Nottingham. The week includes a mixture of classroom based sessions, skills teaching and practical exposure to wards and theatres. The programme is the perfect opportunity for anyone struggling to gain work experience. Please see me or Melissa if you are interested in applying.

Y13 Apprenticeship Opportunities

Please do continue to check emails daily. Caryn sends through lots of exciting opportunities often with an approaching deadline. A few that have been sent recently below:

NHS Apprenticeship Options

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is hosting another Careers and Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 27th April at the Post Graduate Education Centre, City Hospital between 11am-3pm.
Our last Careers and Recruitment Open Day was a great success, with over 400 people attending the event. More information here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottingham-university-hospitals-recruitment-and-careers-open-day-tickets-56118681487

Finance Apprentice with Sky


BP Apprenticeship



We will be awarding 2 Winner of Pizza Awards (WoPA) per fortnight. The winners will have been nominated by staff (or other students where relevant) for exceeding expectations in terms of effort, work rate, kindness, attitude. The winners will be able to enjoy their Domino’s pizzas at lunchtime on Friday 22nd March. They are:

Ella (Y13) for her outstanding EPQ performance.


Megan (Y12) for her dedication to Annie and for researching her post-18 options inspired by the Project Trust presentation.

Please put your orders in with Melissa by Wednesday 20th March at the latest.

Have a lovely weekend.