Summer School

UCA are delighted to announce they are now accepting applications for their Summer School Programme 2018.  There are a range of residential and non-residential Summer Schools available across each of our four campuses. Students will need to fill in the application form to apply and if they are rewarded a place it is free of charge to attend. Summer Schools are aimed at Year 11 – Year 13 students. You can find more information here
 
This year they are offering:

4 – 6 July

Animation – Residential – Farnham
Ceramics & Textiles – Residential – Farnham
Illustration – Non-Residential – Farnham
Photography – Residential – Rochester
Product Design – Non-Residential – Rochester
Textiles – Non-Residential – Rochester
Bronze Art Award – Residential – Canterbury

11 – 13 July

Architecture – Residential – Canterbury
Fashion Business – Residential – Epsom
Graphic Design – Non-Residential – Canterbury
3D Design – Non-Residential – Farnham
Bronze Art Award – Residential – Rochester

30 July – 10 August

Silver Art Award – Non-Residential – Canterbury
Silver Art Award – Non-Residential – Rochester

Applications close on Monday 28th May at midnight, and they will confirm places by Friday 8th June.

As a KMPF / KaMCOP partner schools our students will be given priority on their 2018 Summer School programme.
 

Year 11 Mind Set

Are you a Year 11 student? Have you started your revision? Do you need some extra support? Then check out "The Mindset" from BBC Bitesize.

The Mind Set is a group of student coaches from a variety of academic and diverse backgrounds, who have all recently taken their exams and understand the pressures involved.

In a series of short films the students offer practical advice on topics such as How to get started and How to plan your revision through to mental wellbeing advice such as How to stay motivated and How to believe in yourself.

Visit the Mind Set website for free practical guides and motivational advice.

 

Canterbury Christ Church University; Summer schools

 

 

 

Canterbury Christ Church University is holding their annual Summer Schools which are taking place in July and applications for these open on Monday 26th February. 

The first residential event will take place between Sunday 8th and Thursday 12th July 2018 at our Canterbury campus and is for year 10 boys only and they have 50 places available. The link attached will be open from 8am Monday. https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/outreach/forms/boys-8-12-summer-school-2018.aspx 

The second event will take place between Sunday 22nd and Thursday 26th July 2018 again at our Canterbury campus. This is a mixed summer school for year 10 students and we have 50 places available. The link attached will be open from 8am Monday. https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/outreach/forms/mixed-summer-school-2018.aspx

 

Those attending will stay in their newest accommodation at Petros Court, take part in a variety of activities both academic and socially and live like a student for the time they are with them. They will be fully supported by a large team of staff who will stay in the university accommodation also. All meals, drinks, activities and costs will be met by the university, but students will need to bring a small amount of spending money. Travel to and from the university is not provided, however, if this will be an issue they would not want it to be a reason for non-attendance so they can discuss alternative options for transport separately.

If your son or daughter is elibible for a place at the Summer school you will have been sent a letter with the details included in it.

If you have any questions, please email gipsonj@hartsdown.org. 

Year 11 Half-Term Revision

Although the summer exams in May and June seem a long way away, they do have a habit of sneaking up far quicker than any of us expect! Do not leave revision until the last minute which causes sleepless nights, last minute cramming and in many cases underperformance.

February half term revision offers dedicated time for students to have a boost in their revision schedule, taking off some of the pressure later and aiming for higher grades.

The timetable can be found below:

Monday:

Science: 09.30 – 11.30.

Media: 10.00-12.00

Dance: 12.00 – 14.00

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

Winchmore Camp: Maths and English – 08.30 – 15.00

Friday:

RE: 09.30 – 11.30

Sports Science: 10.00 – 15.00

Health and Social Care and Childcare: 09.00 – 12.30

 

New Rugby Club

Thanks to Mr Shenton we now have a Rugby club for year 7 and 8.

Please come along however experienced you are.

See Mr Shenton for further details

Christmas Lunch – 13th December 2017

Christmas is approaching and our Christmas lunch will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017. We hope your child will decide to take advantage of the wonderful lunch, freshly prepared by Independent Catering.

 

The 2 course meal will be priced at only £2.50 and include the  traditional turkey with roast potatoes and all the lovely trimmings followed by a festive dessert. There will be a vegetarian alternative. The full menu is below.

 

The only other food available at lunch time on this day will be our deli range served from the food pod.

 

We hope to see your child on what will be a really fun day.

 

May we also remind you that we serve a range of quality food in the dining room and from the very popular food pod each day. All our food is locally sourced and cooked on the premises.

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Year 12 & 13 Student Tracker Survey – Complete & you could win £500

http://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/1125623/94ca/

Hello!

We are carrying out the Student Tracker research on behalf of 13 UK universities. The study looks at Sixth Form students’ future plans, what options they’re considering, and their decision-making process. The outcomes of the research will inform universities communications with students.

If you're 16 or over, and in sixth form or equivalent, we would really appreciate you taking part in the survey. We welcome students who are considering university and/or employment.

If you take part, you will enter a prize draw to win £500 in Amazon vouchers.

The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.

You can take part by following this link, or copying and pasting it into your web browser:

http://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/1125623/94ca/

The survey is completely confidential – your answers won't be seen by anyone outside the research team. We will never report any responses at an individual level.

If you have any questions about the research, please feel free to contact me.

Many thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

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Dear Parents and Carers of year 12 students,

The University of Surrey is offering an exciting, wide ranging programme of  residential summer schools for students interested in finding out more about university study.

The residential summer schools are FREE to eligible students, students interested please see Miss Palmer in sixth form for more information or click the link below.

Places are limited and deadline for applications is 22 March 2017.

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/post-16/year-12#young

 

PIXL Maths App (PMA)

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Website:www.mathsapp.pixl.org.uk

APP for andriod and apple devices avaialable.

The maths department are excited to be introducing the pixl maths app, which can be downloaded onto phones and tablets free of charge, to aid with maths homework and revision for exams and support the work during lessons.

The app gives the students the access to a wealth of video examples and interactive questions which will enhance their understanding and support the progress of each individual. Students have been trialing this app throughout this term and feedback has been extremly positive. We have seen improvement in the engagment in lessons and homework where the app is involved.

Each student has a personal log on which tracks their progress across all the keys areas in mathematics. This gives each student individualised targets and focuses their learning on their own areas for development. The app is free to download and is available on all smartphones, tablets and pc's and only requires internet connection to download and log on.

The PiXl Maths App is designed around the concept of PLC’s, students identify and work on their own personal areas for development. They need to become successful at the skills they aren’t so good at for success in the exams.