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Principal's Blog - Friday 22nd January

posted 22 Jan 2016, 05:39 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 22 Jan 2016, 06:12 ]

Ian Galloway from the Institute of Physics was very impressed by the Year 12 students he met during the physics masterclass he ran here at SBA this week. Students were put through their paces in a series of challenging questions, such as ‘How big does a CD have to be to fit your favourite album on it?’ He commented that we have some extremely gifted physicists and that it is great to see so many students studying the subject when nationally there is such a recruitment crisis.

I was pleased to hear that Year 10 and 11 students have been making the most of the after school Science support sessions to complete coursework. The deadline is 29th January. There are many extra-curricular and support sessions on offer and I encourage as many students as possible to take advantage of these opportunities (click here to the programme of extra-curricular activities).  

All Year 11 students are currently having their Progression Interviews to help ensure they have planned what they are going to do from September. They are also being offered support with preparing for their GCSE exams this summer.

Last week was the closing date for UCAS Applications. 88 applications were sent off by Year 13 students for a huge range of courses all around the Country including: Aeronautical Engineering, Law, Midwifery, Physics with Theoretical Physics, Biomedical Science, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Fashion Management with Marketing, Comparative Literature and Culture, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Automotive Engineering, Sociology, Anthropology with a year in Japan, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Dentistry, Electronical Engineering with Space Science Technology, Golf Management and Chemistry. Many students have already received offers from all of their chosen universities.

I was delighted to see students from The Cove present a cheque for £921.13 last week to a representative from The Teenage Cancer Trust. They have worked really hard to raise the money as part of their enterprise project.

Please click here to read a letter to parents with an update on some of the things we have recently introduced in our continued drive to make our Academy even better. Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy your weekend.

Claire Charlemagne 

The week ahead 

Monday 25th January

EVENT: Doctor Bike. Students who have signed up to have their bikes fixed are to drop their bikes off first thing in the morning and collect them at the end of the school day. Meet at the Sports Centre with your bike first thing in the morning.
EVENT: Year 11 Progression interviews


Tuesday 26th January

EVENT: Year 11 Progression interviews
EVENT: Parent Forum meeting, 5.30-7.00pm


Wednesday 27th January
EVENT: Indoor Rowing Competition, 1.00-5.00pm, Sports Hall
EVENT: Interhouse Rugby (Year 10)