A number of perspective sixth form students took part in the Sixth form NCC Taster Day session. Students had the opportunity to visit departments and teachers and undertake short lectures about what to expect as a student studying these programmes. In addition to this, students were addressed by the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Molokwu and the school Headteacher, Mr Coyle. Both outlined the expectations for students studying within the sixth form. The day concluded with a blessing from the school chaplain and the spiritual life of a NCC student.
Into University Trip
Year 12 students were fortunate enough to be involved with a University trip to Imperial College, in which they had the opportunity to have a look round and be involved in short seminars covering topics such as finance and budgeting. The feedback from students was extremely positive with many now explaining they feel much more prepared and confident to go to university.
“I learnt more about how much you spend and how to budget” (Pedro Rodrigues)
“I feel more motivated to go to university and I really want to focus on what I’m passionate about”
(Rui Carlos Fernandes)
Sixth Form Drama Performance
As the culmination of two years of hard work whilst studying BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts, a number of year 13 students assisted in planning and directing a final piece for their course. The students (Bruno Zanol, Marco Banheiro, John-Paul Opoku-Mirri, Jordan Gayle, Yanik Da Costa, Amos Ashe, Jude Dugbazah and Suleiman Mohamed).
The performance was watched by a captivated audience which included parents, friends, The Headteacher and The Chair of Governors.
“The students were excellent and it speaks volumes to what dedication, hard work and commitment can do”. (Mr Coyle, Headteacher)
“I am delighted for all those involved. They are wonderful young men and have done themselves proud!”
(Mr Molokwu, Head of Sixth Form)
Making the Leap
Newman Sixth Form students participated in an all day mock interview session with Making the Leap. Making the Leap is a charitable organisation that works with young people and school's to develop students interview technique and soft skills. Making the Leap aim to raise aspirations, increase opportunities and change young peoples lives.
The day consisted of short presentations in the morning, detailing crucial elements of interview technique. The presenter's outlined the need for appropriate dress, confidence and the importance of enthusiasm. Each student was then interviewed individually and given specific feedback from their interview.
The end of the day consisted of a brief presentation from Mr Albert (Deputy Head of Sixth Form), where he announced students who had gained an award in recognition of their outstanding interview technique. All students were proud to gain their award and all commented on how much they enjoyed the day.
Mr Albert commented on the day and how impressed he was. "It was fantastic to see how all students participated and engaged with the event. I am really impressed with all the students and the effort they made when producing their CV's and during their interviews. Within the Sixth Form our vision is to ensure that all students are prepared for the next phase of their lives. Employability skills and University preparation is a focal point within the Sixth Form."