Sixth Form Bridging Programme

As previously advised in your Sixth Form offer letter, the Sixth Form Bridging Programme will be taking place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July on the Bury Campus.

Please arrive no later than 8.25am to register in the Main Hall. There will be an assembly at the start to let students know about the format of the two days and how to make the most of the opportunity. The lessons will be organised according to the draft timetable blocks that will used in September for Year 12.

Below is a copy of the subjects being offered in each block for your reference, please refer to the Option Booklet that accompanied the Sixth Form Prospectus for further information regarding entry criteria.

Level 3 Courses

Block A Block B Block C Block D Block E
Accounting Applied Science BTEC Biology Art & Design Drama
Ethics & Phil Chemistry Chemistry Biology Maths
History English Literature Economics Business Studies Geography
HSC BTEC Extended Project English Lit & Lang French Media BTEC
Photography Food Technology Extended Project Maths PE
Physics Further Mathematics ICT Psychology Sociology
Psychology Physics ICT BTEC Textiles Sport BTEC Double
Spanish Government & Politics Music Turkish
Sport BTEC Double

Level 2 Courses

Media + WorkSkills + Resit GCSE English Language &/or Resit GCSE Mathematics

ICT + WorkSkills + Resit GCSE English Language &/or Resit GCSE Mathematics

You can also download the Summer Tasks here:
www.edmontoncounty.co.uk/students/sixth-form-downloads/ 

Students will be given the opportunity to attend a 90 minute lesson in each of the courses that they have been offered. Subject to places available, they may be able to join another subject that they are considering if their timetable for the two days permits. Students will be set work from the subjects that they attend that is for completion during July and August to help bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level and get the courses off to a good start. The added benefit is that each student will have a much clearer idea of the course content and demands in order to decide if it is the right course choice for them. We will issue a booklet with a summary of all the work set so that students
can attempt work from other courses that they are considering. This approach will help ascertain the right students for the courses during the interviews on the 22nd August.

The Mathematics Faculty have arranged for Professor Alan Davies who is the area coordinator for the Further Mathematics Support Programme and a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. The session gives insight into the world of Mathematics and how Further Mathematics can shape your fu ture career and how effective it can be in helping students receive offers from top universities such as the Russell Group.

The session is mainly for year 11 students who have chosen Mathematics as one of their options and who are considering or have also chosen Further Mathematics at Edmonton County School or any other schools or college for September. This is a 60 minute session held in the Conference room at Cambridge Campus on 26th June 2013 from 5pm to 6pm.

Over the two days, students need to wear the Sixth Form Dress Code. To summarise it is smart office wear; no jeans, trainers, leggings or sports clothing permitted (except for during Sport or PE practical sessions, students should bring appropriate items to change into if either of these subjects are included in the offer). Please contact the Sixth Form Team if further clarification relating to this is required.

Students will be at all times expected to adhere to the high standards of behaviour expected as a Sixth Former and appreciate that they are role models for the younger members of the school community. They will be allowed the privilege of leaving site on the Thursday for lunchtime (12.45-1.25pm) but it is their responsibility to be back in time and outside the classroom door before the afternoon session begins. On Friday lunchtime we hold a BBQ for the attending students and staff who have delivered the sessions, lunch will be provided free of charge and it will be served by our current Sixth Form students.

I hope you are looking forward to making the most of the opportunities offered through our Bridging Programme; it is an exciting time which opens the doors to so many possibilities for the future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Hamill
Director of Sixth Form/Deputy HeadTeacher

P.S. If you are joining us on the trip to Paris (26th -28th September), don’t forget to hand in any missing items such as the European Health Card. The trip is now full but if any places become avail-able due to a student dropping out and you are interested in being on the reserve list then pass your name to Mrs Heather Williams (Bury Campus Administrator).

You can also download the original letter here: Bridging programme letter to Sixth Form applicants

Measles outbreaks and the MMR vaccine

Dear [parent/guardian]

Measles outbreaks and the MMR vaccine – making sure your child or teenager is protected.

You will have seen in the news recently that there have been serious outbreaks of measles in Wales. London is not in an outbreak situation like that seen in Wales but cases of measles are continuing to increase. Children and teenagers have been most affected because many of them missed out on their MMR vaccinations in the late 1990s and early 2000s when a scare mistakenly linked the vaccine to autism. This link has been entirely discredited.

Many people wrongly assume that measles is a harmless childhood disease. This is not the case. Measles is a highly infectious and unpleasant illness that can lead to serious complications, including blindness and even death.

It is estimated that up to a million children and young teenagers in England are not vaccinated with the full two doses of MMR, leaving them vulnerable to infection. Giving children and teenagers two doses of MMR will protect them from measles and will help prevent local outbreaks.

Getting the MMR vaccine:
If you have a child of school age, or a teenager, who has not had two doses of MMR, please contact your GP to make an appointment.

If you do not know if they have had two doses of MMR, please call your GP practice to check.
If you are not registered with a GP, register now and make sure your child or teenager is protected by having the MMR vaccine.

The MMR vaccine is free on the NHS and is available from your GP in London. Contact your GP as soon as possible to make an appointment.

With this letter is a flyer about measles and the benefits of the MMR vaccination and a locally produced newsletter. We hope it helps you decide on getting your child vaccinated against measles (as well as mumps and rubella):

Measles flyer Link

How to register with a GP

Further information:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/getvaccinatedEngland
NHS Choices – www.nhs.uk

Yours sincerely

Dr Shahed Ahmad
Joint Director of Public Health


Download a copy of this letter – MMR letter to parents from schools

Download MMR newsletter – PH news-Measles_June13

Creative Media Exhibition

There will be a Video Viewing Evening of BTEC students’ work on Wednesday 26thJune between 4pm and 6pm in room 67.

Work will include some trailers, short films and adverts. There will also be displays of printed work.

Apprenticeships in Travel Services

With nationwide opportunities on our training scheme you could be working in one of Thomas Cook Co-operative Travel’s retail stores, or sales centres, bringing holidays to life for a wide range of customers whilst learning all the different aspects of this frontline, fast-paced area of our business. From long-haul trips of a lifetime to family-friendly breaks, and romantic weekends away, you’ll recommend the perfect place to be every time.

For all of the Apprenticeship schemes you’ll be gaining invaluable knowledge and experience every day, learning about the business and how it all comes together as you put your outgoing, friendly and results-focused personality to the test. This is an amazing opportunity for those with a passion for travel and commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction to a business that will recognise and reward your hard work and contribution with incredible career progress opportunities.

To get started, applicants need either GCSE grades A* – C, or 5 Standard Grades at levels 1 or 2 preferably including maths and English. In return apprentices will receive an extensive range of discounts and travel deals, such as access to cheap late deals, employee reductions on holidays and great discounts on all the travel essentials.
To book a place on the Thomas Cook Co-operative Travel Apprenticeship programme, click here to ‘Apply now ’.

Deloitte Presentation

Presentation from Deloitte, one of the world’s largest providers of professional services, about their School Leaver and Scholars Scheme.

If you have decided that university is not for you, or if you want to gain world-class professional experience during a gap year before university on a paid placement, then come along and find out about the opportunities that are available to you at Deloitte.

If you are in year 11 or 13 and on study leave or have finished exams, you are welcome to come along for this talk.  You will need to sign in at school reception before making your way to Room 82.

When: Friday 21st June

Time: 10-11am

Where: Room 82 Cambridge Campus

For: students in years 11, 12 & 13

Ask at IAG for more details and see this link: mycareer.deloitte.com

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